May 14

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May 22, 2022

May 14 is the 134th day of the year, 135th in leap years. There are 231 days left in the year.

Name day

Kristian, Kristen, Karsten, Christian

History

1607 - Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, is established. 1643 - Four year old Louis XIV becomes king of France. He was King of France for 72 years. 1796 - Edward Jenner vaccinates against smallpox. 1826 - The border convention of 1826 between Norway and Russia is signed 1860 - Aftenposten is published for the first time with the main title Christiania Adresseblad. 1900 - The Summer Olympics open in Paris. 1914 - Turks begin ethnic cleansing of Greeks on the east coast of Turkey. 1931 - Ådalshändelserna: Five protesters are shot by soldiers in Ådalen in Sweden. 1939 - Lina Medina is the youngest to give birth to a baby. She was then five years, seven months and 17 days old. 1940 - World War II, Luftwaffe bombs Rotterdam in the Netherlands. 1940 - World War II, the Netherlands surrenders to Germany. 1945 - The government delegation establishes itself in Oslo with Crown Prince Olav as interim regent. 1948 - Israel becomes independent. 1955 - The Warsaw Pact is signed. 1961 - A Ku Klux Klan mob attacks a bus carrying Freedom Riders in Anniston, Alabama. They turn on the bus and hold back the doors, but eventually pull away. The bus passengers are beaten up when they get out, and only warning shots from the police prevent the passengers from being lynched. 1969 - City fire in Tromsø. 1970 - The Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF) is founded. 2004 - Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark marries Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen. 2011 - Michel Martelly is sworn in as Haiti's president.

Births

See more who were born on 14 May in Category: Births on 14 May. 1265 - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (d. 1321) 1727 - Thomas Gainsborough, British artist (d. 1788) 1805 - J.P.E. Hartmann, Danish composer (d. 1900) 1810 - Francisco de Paula Benavides y Navarrete, Spanish Catholic cardinal (d. 1895) 1897 - Sidney Bechet, American musician (d. 1959) 1915 - Henry Rinnan, Norwegian war criminal (d. 1947) 1921 - Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2007) 1922 - Franjo Tudjman, Croatian president (d. 1999) 1925 - Arnie Norse, Norwegian musician (d. 2016) 1929 - Ingrid Mittenzwei, German historian (d. 2012) 1936 - Bobby Darin, American singer (d. 1973) 1937 - Göran Tunström, Swedish author (d. 2000) 1939 - Rupert Neudeck, German journalist (d. 2016) 1943 - Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland 1944 - George Lucas, American filmmaker 1945 - Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer 1952 - Robert Zemeckis, American director 1953 - King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia 1953 - Doug Swingley, American dog walker 1955 - Hans Erik Matre, Norwegian editor 1959 - Bjørn Ousland, Norwegian cartoonist and illustrator. 1961 - Tim Roth, British actor 1964 - Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria 1966 - Mike Inez, American musician 1970 - Mohammad Konjic, Bosnian footballer 1978 - Lee McCulloch, Scottish footballer 1980 - Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer 1984 - Lars Petter Nordhaug, Norwegian cyclist 1984 - Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer 1984 - Hassan Yebda, Algerian footballer 1984 - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook 1985 - Mika Risbakken, Norwegian ice hockey player 1990 - Lena Sløgedal Paulsen, Norwegian murder victim (d. 2000) 1993 - Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer

Deaths

See more who died May 14 in Category: Deaths May 14. 1610 - King Henry IV of France (b. 1553) 1891 - Ernst Ferdinand Lochmann, Norwegian physician (b. 1820) 1899 - Lars Erik Nilson, Swedish chemist (b. 1840) 1912 - August Strindberg, Swedish author (b. 1849) 1941 - Maurice Bavaud, Swiss opposition leader (b. 1916) 1954 - Heinz Guderian, German general (b. 1888) 1959 - Sidney Bechet, American musician (b. 1897) 1987