14 maggio


May 25, 2022

May 14 is the 134th day of the Gregorian calendar (135th in leap years). 231 days to go until the end of the year.


1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France, making Simon V of Montfort the de facto governor of England 1483 - Coronation of Charles VIII of France 1509 - Battle of Agnadello: in northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians 1610 - Paris-Louis XIII becomes king of France, his reign will last exactly 33 years. 1643 - Just four years old Louis XIV becomes king of France, his reign will be the longest of a European sovereign. 1706 - The Siege of Turin begins 1787 - Philadelphia: Delegates begin to meet to write a new constitution for the United States of America 1796 - Edward Jenner gives the first smallpox vaccination 1801 - Libya: Pasha Yusuf Karamanli drops the flag of the US consulate in Tripoli 1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey up the Missouri River 1836 - Treaties of Velasco: Mexico recognizes independence from Texas 1870 - The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played, in Nelson, between Nelson College and Nelson Rugby Football Club 1900 - The 1900 Summer Olympics opens in Paris, France 1913 - New York Governor William Sulzer approves the Rockefeller Foundation charter, which begins operating with a $ 100,000,000 gift from John D. Rockefeller 1914 - The Hellenic Holocaust begins, according to an official document sent by Talaat Bey (interior minister) to the prefect of Smyrna 1926 - The Norge airship completes the transarctic flight, reaching Teller, Alaska 1927 - Launch of the Cap Arcona, from the Blohm und Voss shipyards, in Hamburg 1931 - Bologna: at the Teatro Comunale Arturo Toscanini is slapped by a group of fascists for refusing to play Giovinezza, the fascist anthem 1935 - The Philippines ratify an independence agreement. 1939 - At the age of 5, Lina Medina becomes the youngest mother in the history of medicine. 1940 World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Rotterdam shortly after the Netherlands formally surrendered to Nazi Germany. World War II: The Netherlands surrenders to Germany 1948 - Israel declares itself an independent state and a provisional government is established. 1955 - Cold War: Eight Communist Bloc nations, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact 1961 - American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Riders' bus is set on fire near Anniston, Alabama, and civil rights protesters are beaten by angry mob 1964 - Egypt: the works for the construction of the Aswan Dam are completed (which will be inaugurated on January 15, 1971) 1970 - The Rote Armee Fraktion is founded in West Germany 1973 - Skylab, the first US space station, is launched 1977 - Milan: during the protests following the killing of Giorgiana Masi on May 12, a group of autonomous fires on the police, seriously injuring the deputy police sergeant Antonio Custra who died the next day 1987 - Johnny Chan, winning the World Series of Poker, is world champion in poker, will repeat again the following year 1991 - Winnie Mandela, wife of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, is arrested in South Africa on charges of complicity in the kidnapping of four young men. 1995 Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, proclaims Gedhun Choekyi Nyima (age 6), as the eleventh reincarnation of the Panchen Lama. Carlos Saúl Menem is re-elected president of the Argentine Republic 1997 - The airlines Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS, Thai Airways International and United Airlines form