MAY 14 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1607 ~ JAMESTOWN, ViRGiNiA was settled as an English colony on the 14th day of May in 1607.

1610 ~ Henry IV of France was assassinated on the 14th May 1610.

1643 ~ LOUiS XIV aged 4 became the King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII, on the 14th day of May in 1643.

1727 ~ Thomas Gainsborough the English painter was born on the 14th May 1727 (died 1788).

1796 ~ Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination on the 14th May 1796.

1804 ~ The Lewis & Clark Expedition departed from Camp Dubois on the 14th May 1804, and began its historic journey up the Missouri River.

1889 ~ The NATiONAL SOCiETY for the PREVENTiON of CRUELTY to CHiLDREN was launched in London on the 14th day of May in 1889.

1904 ~ Hans Albert Einstein the Swiss-American engineer and son of Albert Einstein was born on the 14th May 1904 (died 1973).

1905Antonio Berni the Argentine painter, illustrator and engraver was born on the 14th May 1905 (died 1981).

1925 ~ MRS DALLOWAY the novel by Virginia Woolf was published on the 14th day of May in 1925.

1925Oona O’Neill the Bermudian-Swiss wife of Charlie Chaplin was born on the 14th May 1925 (died 1991).

1932 ~ Robert Bechtle the American painter was born on the 14th May 1932.

1936 ~ BOBBY DARiN the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 14th day of May in 1936 (died in 1973 aged 37).

1943 ~ Jack Bruce the Scottish bassist and vocalist from Cream was born on the 14th May 1943.

1943Derek Leckenby the English guitarist from Herman’s Hermits was born on the 14th May 1943 (died 1994).

1944GEORGE LUCAS the American director was born on the 14th day of May in 1944.

1952 ~ David Byrne the Scottish-American lead singer from Talking Heads was born on the 14th May 1952.

1953 ~ TOM COCHRANE the Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and humanitarian was born on the 14th day of May in 1953.

1959STEVE HOGARTH the English singer and musician from MARiLLiON was born on the 14th day of May in 1959.

1959David Reyne the Australian actor, musician and television presenter was born in Nigeria on the 14th May 1959.

1962 ~ iAN ASTBURY the English singer-songwriter and musician from The CULT was born on the 14th day of May in 1962.

1962C. C. DeVille the American guitarist from Poison was born on the 14th May 1962.

1965 ~ EOiN COLFER the Irish author was born on the 14th day of May in 1965.

1966Mike Inez the American bassist  from Alice in Chains was born on the 14th May 1966.

1969DANNY WOOD the American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor from NEW KiDS ON THE BLOCK was born on the 14th day of May in 1969.

1969 ~ CATE BLANCHETT the Australian actress was born on the 14th day of May in 1969.

1973 ~ SHANiCE the American singer-songwriter was born on the 14th day of May in 1973.

1973 ~ SKYLAB, the United States‘ first space station was launched on the 14th day of May in 1973.

1973 NATALiE APPLETON the Canadian singer and actress from ALL SAiNTS and APPLETON was born on the 14th day of May in 1973.

1977ADA NiCODEMOU the Australian actress was born on the 14th day of May in 1977.

1978 ~ Brent Harvey the Australian footballer from North Melbourne Football Club was born on the 14th May 1978.

1984 ~ GARY ABLETT, Jr. the Australian footballer was born on the 14th day of May in 1984.

1984MARK ZUCKERBERG the American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook was born on the 14th day of May in 1984.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder & CEO of Facebook ~ photo by Guillaume Paumier at the e-G8 forum during the 37th G8 summit in Deauville, France)
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder & CEO of Facebook ~ photo by Guillaume Paumier at the e-G8 forum during the 37th G8 summit in Deauville, France)

*Mark Zuckerberg photo by Guillaume Paumier / Wikimedia Commons, CC-by-3.0 

1998 ~ FRANK SiNATRA the American singer and actor died on the 14th day of May in 1998 aged 82.

2005WORLD NAKED GARDENiNG DAY was first celebrated on the 14th day of May in 2005.

Today in History for May 14th on video by History.com

TODAY iN HiSTORY for MAY 14th video presented by the Associated Press 

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