May 14

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May 17, 2022

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th day in leap years) in the Gregorian solar calendar. As of today, there are still 231 days left in that year.

Event

1796 - Edward Jenner begins experimenting with cowpox as a vaccine against smallpox. 1912 (1912) - King Frederick VIII of Denmark dies King Christian 10 of Denmark ascended the throne. 1940 (1940) - World War II: Rotterdam is attacked by a bomb by a German air raid known as the Luftwaffe. World War 2: The Netherlands surrenders to Germany. 1948 - Israel declares itself an independent state and forms a temporary government. 1955 – Cold War: The Soviet Union and eight communist countries sign the Warsaw Pact. 1973 - NASA's Skylab Space Station. into space from Cape Canaveral 1997 - Asian Economic Crisis: The Bank of Thailand's executives voted to intervene in the baht without limitation. And spent more than 10 billion US dollars or 250 billion baht to protect the baht from the attacks of speculators. 2004 - The South Korean Constitutional Court overturns the impeachment of President Noh Moo-hyun.

Birthday

1856 - Emperor Karl IV of the Holy Roman Empire (died 29 November 1921). 1553 - Queen Marguerite of Valois Queen of France  (died 27 May 1615) 1666 - Vittorio Amedeo II of Sardinia (died 31 October 1732) 1936 - Bobby Darin, Australian singer