May 14


May 17, 2022

May 14 or May 14 or May 14 or November 14 or May 14 (the fourteenth day of the fifth month) is the one hundred and thirty-fourth (134) day of simple years, or the one hundred and thirty-fifth day (135) of leap years according to Western Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days left until the end of the year.


1590 - The 133.5-meter-high dome of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican is completed during the pontificate of Pope Gregory XIII and the presidency of the architect Domenico Fontana. 1607 – The colony of Jamestown, the first successful British colony in North America, is founded. 1878 - politician Okubo Toshimichi is assassinated. 1929 - The discovery of the first clay tablets at the Ugarit site near Latakia by a French archaeological mission headed by Claude Schaefer. A tablet has been discovered dating back to about 1500 BC bearing the 30-character Ugaritic alphabet. 1941 - The German air force launches the deadliest air raid on London in the Second World War. 1945 - Japanese suicide pilots launch a devastating attack on the USS Enterprise in the closing months of World War II. 1948 - The establishment of the State of Israel is proclaimed. 1948 - A force of Arab fighters is able to seize the settlement of Atarot, north of Jerusalem, at the beginning of the Palestine war between the Arabs and the Zionists, one day before the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel. 1955 - The Warsaw Pact is announced. 1956 - The establishment of the Moroccan army. 1963 -- Kuwait joins the United Nations to become the 111th member of the international organization. 1964 - The celebration of the diversion of the Nile River at the High Dam, in the presence of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and President of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev. The diversion channel was a water project that allowed the operation of the largest electric station in the Middle East. 1965 - China detonates its second atomic bomb. 2004 - US forces release 250 Iraqi detainees from Abu Ghraib prison after the prisoner abuse scandal. 2007 - The Lebanese government calls on the Security Council to approve the case of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, after it was not approved by the Parliament. 2010 - Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania sign a framework agreement to share the waters of the Nile River after negotiations that lasted nearly ten years. Kenya issues a statement in support of the agreement without signing it, while delegates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi did not attend, while Egypt and Sudan rejected this agreement. 2018 - 61 were killed and more than 2,700 Palestinian citizens were injured during the protests condemning the transfer of the US embassy to the Qasr Al-Quds