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May 14th, 2005 (May 14 2005)EventPope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.
May 14th, 2005 (May 14 2005)EventThe former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.
May 14th, 2004 (May 14 2004)EventThe Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
May 14th, 2004 (May 14 2004)EventThe marriage of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and Mary Donaldson takes place in Copenhagen.
May 14th, 2002 (May 14 2002)EventTen members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.
May 14th, 1995 (May 14 1995)EventTenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, proclaims six-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the eleventh reincarnation of the Panchen Lama. Tenzin Gyatso Quotes
May 14th, 1988 (May 14 1988)EventCarrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
May 14th, 1978 (May 14 1978)EventFirst round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
May 14th, 1973 (May 14 1973)EventHuman Space Flight: Skylab, the United States first space station, is launchedied in It is the last launch of the Saturn V rocket.
May 14th, 1970 (May 14 1970)EventThe Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
May 14th, 1970 (May 14 1970)EventMississippi state police kill two black students at Jackson State University.
May 14th, 1961 (May 14 1961)EventAmerican civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
May 14th, 1961 (May 14 1961)EventStirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix.
May 14th, 1955 (May 14 1955)EventCold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
May 14th, 1948 (May 14 1948)EventIsrael is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is establishedied in Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
May 14th, 1943 (May 14 1943)EventSinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
May 14th, 1940 (May 14 1940)EventWorld War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
May 14th, 1940 (May 14 1940)EventWorld War II: The Netherlands surrenders to Germany.
May 14th, 1939 (May 14 1939)EventLina Medina becomes the world s youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
May 14th, 1935 (May 14 1935)EventThe Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
May 14th, 1935 (May 14 1935)EventNorthamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
May 14th, 1931 (May 14 1931)EventAdalen shootings: five people are killed in Adalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
May 14th, 1929 (May 14 1929)EventWilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton.
May 14th, 1927 (May 14 1927)EventCap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
May 14th, 1927 (May 14 1927)EventThe University of Chicago s local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
May 14th, 1925 (May 14 1925)EventVirginia Woolf s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.Virginia Woolf Quotes
May 14th, 1913 (May 14 1913)EventNew York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.John D. Rockefeller Quotes
May 14th, 1889 (May 14 1889)EventThe children s charity the NSPCC is launched in London.
May 14th, 1879 (May 14 1879)EventThe first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
May 14th, 1870 (May 14 1870)EventThe first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
May 14th, 1868 (May 14 1868)EventJapanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko.
May 14th, 1863 (May 14 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
May 14th, 1861 (May 14 1861)EventThe Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.
May 14th, 1811 (May 14 1811)EventParaguay gains independence from Spain.
May 14th, 1804 (May 14 1804)EventThe Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
May 14th, 1796 (May 14 1796)EventEdward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
May 14th, 1747 (May 14 1747)EventA British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
May 14th, 1643 (May 14 1643)EventFour-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
May 14th, 1610 (May 14 1610)EventAssassination of Henri IV of France, bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
May 14th, 1608 (May 14 1608)EventThe Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
May 14th, 1607 (May 14 1607)EventJamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
May 14th, 1509 (May 14 1509)EventBattle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians.
May 14th, 1483 (May 14 1483)EventCoronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l Affable").
May 14th, 1264 (May 14 1264)EventBattle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.

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