May 14 in History
What happened on May 14 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 14 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 14 in history.
In South Africa, Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the kidnapping and beating of three black youths and the death of a fourth.
The U.S. space station Skylab is launched.
Three companies of the 101st Airborne Division fail to push North Vietnamese forces off Hill 937 in South Vietnam.
A bus carrying black and white civil rights activists is bombed and burned in Alabama.
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion establishes the State of Israel.
The British Army, in retreat from Burma, reaches India.
Holland surrenders to Germany.
A plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
Guglielmo Marconi sends the first communication by wireless telegraph.
“Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.
Union General Nathanial Banks heads towards Port Hudson along the Mississippi River.
Gail Borden applies for a patent for condensed milk.
Explorer William Clark sets off from St. Louis, Missouri.
English physician Edward Jenner gives the first successful smallpox vaccination.
French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) is assassinated by François Ravaillac, a fanatical monk.
At the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venitians in Northern Italy.
King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes.