Wikipedia:Ephemerides/May 14

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May 29, 2022

Paraguay Flag Day. Paraguay's independence. 1796 – Edward Jenner performs the first smallpox vaccine trial (pictured). 1948 – In Tel Aviv, David Ben-Gurion pronounces the State of Israel's declaration of independence. 1952 – The Brazilian Air Demonstration Squadron, known as Esquadrilha da Fumaça, holds its first official exhibition. Robert Owen (1771-1858) • George Lucas (b. 1944) • Cate Blanchett (b. 1969) Died on this day... Henry IV of France (1553-1610) • Emma Goldman (1869-1940) • Frank Sinatra (1915-1998).