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1835Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile

1949Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

2005Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.

1903President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco

1913Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings

1925Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.

1944Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler

1921Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliamentary seats

1997Baseball's Exec Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

1972In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4

19891st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)

1995Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader

1986Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

1920Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open

1998Last episode of seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)

1986Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

1995Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

199541st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins

1967Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller

1643Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4

May 14th Historical Events
Date Event
649
Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1027
Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France 
1264
Battle of Lewes, 2nd Barons' War: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats English King Henry III 
1483
Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable"). 
1509
Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy 
1576
Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten 
1607
1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va 
1608
The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen. 
1610
Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing Louis XIII to the throne. 
1638
Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon 
1643
Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4 
1664
Turkish great Kiprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers 
1702
England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain 
1702
Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw 
1747
A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre. 
1767
British government disbands Americans import duty on tea 
1787
Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution 
1796
English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire 
1800
Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar 
1804
Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets 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
Illustrated London News; the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication 
1845
Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens 
1853
Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk 
1861
The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain. 
1862
Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph 
1863
American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place. 
1868
Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō. 
1874
1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats Uni of McGill (Montreal) 3-0 
1878
Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly) 
1879
The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas. 
1884
Anti-Monopoly party forms in US 
1885
11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25 
1886
12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50 
1888
14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00 
1889
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London. 
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 US temperature in May recorded (-10°F /-23°C at Climax, Colorado) 
1897
Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia 
1903
President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco 
1905
2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0 
1906
Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising 
1907
Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses 
1908
1st passenger flight in an airplane 
1910
Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins 
1913
Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands 
1913
Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings 
1914
Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0 
1918
Sunday baseball is made legal in Washton, DC 
1919
45th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53 
1919
Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta 
1920
Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit 
1920
Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season 
1921
Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death 
1921
Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliamentary seats 
1925
Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published. 
1927
"Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie 
1927
53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06 
1927
Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg. 
1927
The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity. 
1928
John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg 
1931
Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration. 
1932
"We Want Beer!" parade in NY 
1935
LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US 
1935
Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement 
1935
Northamptonshire 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. 
1938
64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8 
1938
England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3 
1939
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five. 
1940
Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England 
1940
Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof 
1940
German breakthrough at Sedan 
1940
Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production 
1940
Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany 
1941
3,600 Parisian Jews arrested 
1942
US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms 
1943
Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine. 
1944
91 German bombers harass Bristol 
1944
British troops occupy Kohima 
1944
Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler 
1945
Kamikaze Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise 
1945
US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered 
1945
Physician Joseph Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge or informed consent. Stevens lived another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human 
1946
Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres 
1948
Israel declares independence from under British administration 
1948
Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast 
1948
Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem 
1948
US grants Israel de facto recognition 
1948
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak 
1948
WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1949
"Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances 
1949
75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56 
1949
Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral 
1950
Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs 
1951
Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances 
1951
Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC 
1954
Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months 
1955
US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean 
1955
Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania 
1957
"New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances 
1957
Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC 
1960
"At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 perfs 
1960
USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule 
1960
Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam NY 
1961
Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama 
1961
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open 
1961
Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix 
1962
Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years 
1962
US 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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1966
1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ) 
1966
A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95 
1967
Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller 
1967
Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down 
1968
Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp 
1968
Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček 
1968
RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin 
1969
Abortion & 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
NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing 
1970
RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin 
1970
The Red Army Faction is established in Germany. 
1972
24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win 
1972
In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4 
1972
14th Grammy Awards: It's Too Late, Carly Simon wins 
1972
A 13 year old Catholic girl is shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Ballymurphy, Belfast 
1973
Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London 
1973
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV 
1973
Skylab launched, 1st Space Station 
1973
US 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
US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship 
1975
US 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
KC 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
"Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances 
1978
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic 
1978
First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. 
1980
"Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances 
1980
Dept of Health & Human Services begins operation 
1980
Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II 
1980
Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3 
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
"She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5 
1983
Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead 
1983
Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5) 
1984
19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama 
1986
Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary 
1986
Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place 
1986
Pride of Baltimore lost at sea. 
1987
"Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany 
1987
Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000 
1988
"Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances 
1988
1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn 
1988
Carrollton 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. 
1989
1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta) 
1989
1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett
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 HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos) 
1990
Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53 
1991
42 die in a train collision in Japan 
1991
Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA 
1991
World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs 
1991
Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal 
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 
1995
"My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances 
1995
41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins 
1995
Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th) 
1995
Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader 
1996
NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0 
1997
Baseball's Exec Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner 
1998
Last episode of seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds) 
2002
Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia. 
2004
The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun. 
2005
Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood. 
2005
The 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. 
2012
1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons agree to end mass hunger strike 
2012
Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye 
2013
Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage 
2016
Hezbollah blames insurgent shelling for death of top commander in Syria 
2016
US sees China boosting military presence after island-building spree 
2016
Canada's Trudeau tours Alberta oil town ravaged by wildfire 
2017
China pledges $124 bln for new Silk Road, says open to everyone 
2017
S.Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when N.Korea changes attitude 
2017
US military confirms North Korea fired missile 
2017
N.Korean missile landed in Sea of Japan after flying 30 min -Japan's Suga 
2017
Cubs call up top prospect Ian Happ, who homers for first big league hit 
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