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Events and People Who Made History on May 14

7th Century

649 - Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1004 - Henry II the Saint crowned as king of Italy
1027 - Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France

13th Century

1264 - Baron's War fought in England
1264 - Battle at Lewes: Simon van Leicester beats English king Henry III

16th Century

1509 - Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy
1576 - Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
1590 - Battle at Ivry: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League

17th Century

1607 - 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Virginia
1638 - Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
1643 - Louis XIV (4) becomes king of France
1664 - Turkish great Koprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers

18th Century

1702 - England and Netherlands declares war on France and Spain
1702 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
1767 - British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
1787 - Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up U.S. constitution
1796 - 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner

19th Century

1800 - Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth," premieres in Weimar
1804 - Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis for Pacific Coast
1811 - Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
1832 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides," premieres
1835 - Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
1842 - 1st edition of London Illustrated News
1845 - Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens
1862 - Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1863 - Battle of Jackson, Mississippi
1864 - Battle of Reseca, Georgia -Atlanta-
1874 - 1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats McGill 3-0
1874 - Harvard beats University of McGill (Montreal) in football, 3-0
1878 - Vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1884 - Anti-Monopoly party forms in U.S.
1885 - 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37
1886 - 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36
1888 - 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38
1890 - 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
1892 - Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
1894 - Fire in Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
1896 - Lowest U.S. temperature in May recorded -10 degrees F - Climax, Colorado
1897 - Great Britain signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

20th Century

1903 - President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco
1904 - 1st Olympics in U.S. are held (St. Louis)
1905 - 2nd official International soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
1906 - Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
1908 - 1st passenger flight in an airplane
1910 - Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
1913 - French Hals museum opens in Harleem Netherlands
1913 - John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1913 - Washington Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
1914 - Chicago Jim Scott no-hits Cleveland, gives up 2 hits in 10th and loses 1-0
1918 - Indians' Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)
1918 - Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington D.C.
1919 - 45th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
1919 - Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
1920 - Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
1920 - Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
1921 - Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death
1921 - Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliament seats
1927 - 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
1927 - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie
1928 - John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab and suffers a broken leg
1932 - "We Want Beer!" parade in New York
1935 - Griffith Planetarium opens in Los Angeles, 3rd in US
1935 - Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
1938 - 64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
1938 - English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
1940 - Admiral Furstner departs to England
1940 - Boston's Jimmie Foxx home run goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
1940 - German breakthrough at Sedan
1940 - Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production
1940 - Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany
1941 - 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
1942 - U.S. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
1944 - 91 German bombers harass Bristol
1944 - British troops occupy Kohima
1944 - General Rommel, Speidel and von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
1945 - Kamikaze-Zero strikes U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise
1945 - U.S. offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered
1946 - Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love," premieres
1948 - Israel declares independence from British administration
1948 - Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
1948 - Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
1948 - U.S. grants Israel de facto recognition
1948 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1948 - WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 - 75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
1949 - "Love Life" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 252 performances
1949 - Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1950 - Pittsburgh Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 home runs
1951 - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
1951 - "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 40 performances
1951 - Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley," premieres in New York City
1954 - Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
1955 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1955 - Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania
1957 - Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town," premieres in New York City
1957 - "New Girt in Town" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 432 performances
1960 - "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden New York City after 216 performances
1960 - U.S.S.R. launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
1960 - Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis," premieres in Pottstown NY
1961 - Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed and burned in Alabama
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
1962 - Ex-president Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
1962 - Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
1964 - Underground America Day is 1st observed
1965 - 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
1965 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 - A Lover's Concerto by Mrs. Miller hits #95
1967 - Mickey Mantle's 500th home run off Oriole's Stu Miller
1968 - Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
1968 - Czechoslovakian government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek
1968 - RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
1969 - Abortion and contraception legalized in Canada
1969 - Last Chevrolet Corsair built
1970 - Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
1970 - Harry A Blackmun appointed to Supreme Court
1970 - New York City local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
1970 - RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
1972 - 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner and Jean Stapleton
1972 - In Willie Mays 1st game as a New York Met his homer beats San Francisco Giants, 5-4
1973 - Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
1973 - Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV
1973 - Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
1973 - U.S. Supreme Court approves equal rights to females in military
1974 - Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
1975 - Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II
1975 - French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
1975 - U.S. forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1975 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
1976 - Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
1977 - English football international Bobby Moore retires
1977 - Kansas City Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
1977 - Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
1977 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1978 - "Working" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 25 performances
1980 - Bucky Dent hits an inside park home run, Royals walk 14 Yankees including 5 with bases loaded, Yankees win 16-3
1980 - Department of Health and Human Services begins operation
1980 - "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 15 performances
1980 - Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II
1981 - 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
1981 - NASA launches space vehicle S-192
1982 - Guinea adopts constitution
1983 - Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1983 - Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
1983 - "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1984 - 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama
1986 - Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
1987 - Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1987 - "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
1988 - 1st non-pitcher, Jose Oquendo, in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he and St. Louis Cardinals lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
1988 - "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 36 performances
1989 - 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
1989 - 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
1989 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1989 - Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
1989 - Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs
1989 - Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
1990 - 46th time opposing pitchers hit home run, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,821.53
1991 - 42 die in a train collision is Japan
1991 - Robert M. Gates becomes head of CIA
1991 - Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping and beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
1991 - World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1992 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
1994 - Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
1994 - FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London
1994 - Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds Darnay Hoffman (46)
1995 - 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins
1995 - Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most sr spiritual leader
1995 - Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
1995 - "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater New York City after 16 performances
1996 - New York Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
1997 - Baseball's Executive Council suspends New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
1998 - Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC, commercials are $2 million each


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