May 14


May 19, 2022

May 14 is the 134th day (135 in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days left in the year.


1483 - Charles VIII is crowned king of France. 1643 – King Henri IV of France is assassinated in Paris by a religious extremist, succeeded by his son Louis XIII. 1804 – The Lewis and Clark expedition departs from Camp Dubois near present-day Hartford, Illinois. 1868 – Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends as the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate retreat to the north. 1948 - Israel is declared an independent state, and neighboring Arab states attack Israel, initiating the Arab-Israeli War. 1955 – Cold War: Eight communist nations sign a mutual defense treaty known as the Treaty of Warsaw. 2018 - The US Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel officially opens despite objections from Palestine and other countries around the world.


1316 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378) 1771 - Robert Owen, English utopian socialist 1863 - John Charles Fields Canadian mathematician (d. 1932) 1928 - Musician Xuan Hong (real name Nguyen Hong Xuan) 1951 - King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni 1984 - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook 1996 - Martin Garrix, Dutch DJ


964 - Pope John XII, pope 1470 - King Karl VIII of Sweden (b. 1409) 1608 - Charles III, duke of Lorraine (b. 1543) 1610 - Henri IV, King of France, is stabbed to death by fanatic François Ravaillac on the Rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris. Ravaillac was executed by four horsemen 13 days later. 1643 - King Louis XIII of France (b. 1601) 1954 - Heinz Guderian, General of the German Army (b. 1888) 2000 - Obuchi Keizō, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937) 2010 - Ngo Khanh Thuy, Singaporean politician (b. 1918)

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