May 14 in History – What happened on 14 May in Past

14 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 14, the day number in a year is 134 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 135. May 14 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 14 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1264Second Barons' War-King Henry III was defeated at the Battleof Lewes and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfor the de facto ruler of England.
1607An expedition led by Edward Maria Wingfield, ChristopherNewport, and John Smith established Jamestown, Virginia, the firstpermanent English settlement in North America.
1610The assassination of Henry IV in France and Louis XIII ascended the throne of France.
1702England and the Netherlands declared war against France and Spain.
1702England and Netherlands declare war with France and Spain
1719New France captured Bienville, Pensacola in a war with Spain.
1767The British government reduced the import duty of Americans on tea.
1787Delegates from the thirteen U.S. states convened theConstitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with theintention of revising the Articles of Confederation.
1796English physician Edward Jenner began testing cowpox as avaccine against smallpox.
1796In England, Edward Jenner first vaccinated smallpox.
1800Second Alliance: French forces under General Luis-Alexander Berthier were intercepted by 400 Austro-Piedhamon troops at Fort Burd in the Osta Valley.
1804The Lewis and Clark Expedition led by explorers MeriwetherLewis and William Clark left Camp Dubois near present-day Hartford,Illinois, and began the first American overland expedition to thePacific coast and back.
1811Paraguay was freed from Spain's subjugation.
1811Paraguay recognized the declaration of independence from the Spanish Empire on 15 May).
1868Boshin War: Troops of the Tokugawa shogunate withdrew from the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle and retreated north towards Nikk? and Aizu.
1870The first rugby match was played in New Zealand between Nelson Football Club and Nelson College.
1908For the first time, someone flew in an airplane.
1912China forbids six power rail loan agreements.
1913The New York State Legislature accepted the charter for theRockefeller Foundation, which at one point was the world's wealthiestcharitable foundation.
1914Woodrow Wilson signed the declaration of Mother's Day.
1921Florence Allen, an American judge, became the first woman to sentence a convict to death on May 14, 1921. Gangster Frank Motto was accused of the murder of two men so as punishment he was sentenced to the electric chair by Allen. She was also the first woman to serve on a state Supreme Court.
1925Mrs Dalloway, one the best-known novels of English modernistauthor Virginia Woolf, was first published.
1931Five people were killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers openedfire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
1939Lina Medina became the youngest confirmed mother at the age of five years, seven months and seventeen days when she gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section on May 14, 1939.
1940World War II-The bulk of Dutch forces surrendered to the Wehrmacht, ending the Battle of the Netherlands.
194136,000 Persian Jews were arrested.
1943Second World War: Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, killing 268 people aboard.
1948David Ben-Gurion publicly read the Israeli Declaration ofIndependence at the present-day Independence Hall in Tel Aviv,officially establishing a new Jewish state in parts of the formerBritish Mandate of Palestine.
1948Israel declared independence from Britain.
1951The Talyllyn Railway in Wales became the first railway in the world to be preserved by volunteers when it re-opened on May 14, 1951 with trains running between Wharf and Rhydyronen stations.
1955The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the other seven countries established the Warsaw Pact on May 14, 1955. It was a collective defense treaty among eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe during the period of cold war. The Czechoslovak President formally disbanded Warsaw treaty organization on July 1, 1991.
1961In Anniston, Alabama, US, a mob of Ku Klux Klansmen attackedthe buses of the Freedom Riders, who were riding interstate buses in theSouth in mixed racial groups to challenge local segregation laws.
1963Kuwait became the 111th member of the United Nations.
1969Colonel Muammar Gaddafi reached Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
1970The Red Army Faction, West German militant group, was founded on May 14, 1970 by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler and Ulrike Meinhof. The group was considered as terrorist organization which caused national crisis in late 1977 that is also known as ‘German Autumn’.
1973Skylab was the first space station of the United States which was launched on May 14, 1973 by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979.
1973The NASA space station Skylab was launched from Cape Canaveral.
1973The US Supreme Court approved equal rights for women in the military.
1984One dollar coin was introduced in Australia.
1986Netherlands Institute for War Documentation published Anne Frank’s complete diary on May 14, 1986 after receiving all the original papers of Anne’s diary in 1980. She had written her experiences of hiding with her family during German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
1992India banned the LTTE, a Sri Lankan rebel organization known as the Tamil Tigers. The United Nations and 32 countries, including India, called it a terrorist organization.
1992Australia's longest running TV show Getaway Nine was shown on the network.
1995Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was named as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism by the 14th Dalai Lama on May 14, 1995 when he was only six years old. Chinese authority recognized Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama on November 11, 1995 and Gedhun’ whereabouts was never disclosed by the Chinese government. Human Rights organization termed him as the youngest political prisoner in the world.
2004The South Korean Constitutional Court overturned the impeachment charges on Roh Moo-hyun on May 14, 2004, restoring him as President. He was accused of illegal electioneering but this incident made him and Uri Party even more popular and Uri Party became the ruling party.
2006Former Communist leader Giorgio Napolitans was elected as the new President of Italy.
2013Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issued the order of emergency for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in Northeastern Nigeria on May 14, 2013 due to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram. Boko Haram is one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world.
2013Brazil became the 15th country to recognize gay marriage.



Famous Birthdays of May 14:

YearName / Profession / Country
1993Bence Rakaczki / Footballer / Hungary
1984Olly Murs / Writer / United Kingdom
1952David Byrne / Singer / Scotland
1978Eddie House / Basketball Player / United States of America
1980Hugo Southwell / Rugby Player / Scotland
1964Suzy Kolber / Producer / United States of America
1943Derek Leckenby / Guitarist / United Kingdom
1928Dub Jones / Singer / United States of America
1945George Nicholls / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1897Sidney Bechet / Saxophonist / United States of America
1925Patrice Munsel / Actress / United States of America
1880Wilhelm List / Field Marshal / Germany
1986Marco Motta / Footballer / Italy
1851Anna Laurens Dawes / Author / United States of America
1942Byron Dorgan / Politician / United States of America
1752Albrecht Thaer / Author / Germany
1725Ludovico Manin / Politician / France
1916Lance Dossor / Educator / United Kingdom
1966Mike Inez / Writer / United States of America
1939Rupert Neudeck / Journalist / Germany
1955Jens Sparschuh / Author / Germany
1908Betty Jeffrey / Author / Australia
1923Mrinal Sen / Producer / India
1939Troy Shondell / Writer / United States of America
1657Sambhaji / Emperor / India
1951Jay Beckenstein / Saxophonist / United States of America
1940H. Jones / Colonel / United Kingdom
1979Dan Auerbach / Writer / United States of America
1963David Yelland / Author / United Kingdom
1958Wilma Rusman / Runner / Netherlands

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