Wikipedia:On this day in the past/05/14
May 19, 2022
May 14: Feast of Saint Matthias (Catholic); National Unity Day in Liberia; Celebrating King Sihamoni's birthday in Cambodia. 1643 – King Henri IV (pictured) of France is assassinated in Paris by a religious extremist, succeeded by his son Louis XIV. 1804 – The Lewis and Clark expedition departs from Camp Dubois near present-day Hartford, Illinois, United States. 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, starting the Arab-Israeli War.