14 mei


May 17, 2022

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 231 days until the end of the year.


General 2009 - The Charlemagne Prize is awarded to Andrea Riccardi, founder of the St. Egidius Community. 2022 - In Buffalo, an 18-year-old white boy kills ten black citizens in a supermarket. Art and culture 1913 - The Frans Hals Museum is opened in Haarlem. Music 2011 - The final of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany. For Azerbaijan, Ell & Nikki win with Running Scared. The Dutch entry 3JS with Never Alone (a translation of You never fight alone) and the Belgian entry Witloof Bay with With Love Baby did not make it past the semifinals. War 1940 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe bombs Rotterdam, Strijen, and Strijensas. 1995 - Russian soldiers bomb villages in the foothills of the Caucasus in southern Chechnya, trying to break through to the guerrilla bases of rebel Chechens. 1995 – Croatia does not withdraw more than half of its 1,200 soldiers from the UN buffer zone in the south of the republic, despite promises of a full withdrawal made two days earlier. Politics 1643 - Louis XIV becomes King of France. 1948 David Ben-Gurion proclaims an independent Israeli state with the Israeli Declaration of Independence. 1955 – Eight Eastern European countries establish the Warsaw Pact in response to West Germany's entry into NATO. 1995 - Johannes Rau remains Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's largest federal state. For the fourth consecutive time, his SPD becomes the largest party, although the absolute majority disappears. 2004 - Marriage of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen. 2008 - Queen Beatrix pays a three-day state visit to Estonia. 2015 - The top general of the Burundian army declares that the coup in his country has failed and that troops loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza are in power. 2017 – Emmanuel Macron is sworn in as the 8th President of the Fifth Republic in France. Religion 1890 - Approval of the Congregation of the Salettes (Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette) by Pope Leo XIII. 1949 - Appointment of Léon Lommel as coadjutor bishop with right of succession to Luxembourg. 2005 - Beatification of Ascensión Nicol Goñi (1868-1940), Spanish foundress of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary, and Marianne Cope (1838-1918), German-American religious in the leper colony on Molokai, in Rome. Sport 1892 - Foundation of the Arnhem football club Vitesse. 1900 - The Summer Olympics open in Paris. 1948 - Founding of the Romanian football club Dinamo Bucharest. 1966 - Creation of the Chilean football club Club de Deportes Antofagasta following a merger between Unión Bellavista and Portuario Atacama. 1985 - The Netherlands national football team retains its chance of participating in the 1986 FIFA World Cup by beating Hungary 1-0 in Budapest. Rob de Wit scores the only goal for Orange. 1986 - The Dutch national football team loses 3-1 to West Germany in Dortmund. Striker Rudi Völler scores twice in the exhibition game. 1995 - AFC Ajax becomes champion of the Netherlands with a record of 32 matches without defeat. 1995 - The Netherlands finishes first in the medal standings at the European Judo Championships in Birmingham thanks to seven medals, including three golds. 1997 - FC Barcelona win the European Cup II. In the final in De Kuip in Rotterdam, the Spanish football club triumphed 1-0 at the expense of the French Paris Saint-Germain. 2000 - Swimmer Ian Thorpe of Australia breaks his own world record in the 200m freestyle to 1.45.69 in Sydney. 2008 - Dick Advocaat's FK Zenit Saint Petersburg win the UEFA Cup. Glasgow Rangers are defeated 2-0 in the final. 2008