Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 14

  • May 14, 964
    Pope John XII, the last Pope during the Pornocracy period, is killed by an outraged husband during an adulterous sexual encounter
  • May 14, 1027
    Robert II names son Henry I king of France
  • May 14, 1509
    In the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venetians in Northern Italy
  • May 14, 1590
    French king Henri IV beats Catholic League at Battle of Ivry
  • May 14, 1610
    King Henri IV, Henri de Navarre, the first Bourbon King of France, is assassinated by a fanatical monk, François Ravaillac and is succeeded by his son Louis
  • May 14, 1638
    Dutch fleet under Admiral Adam Westerwolt is defeated by Portuguese forces near Goa
  • May 14, 1643
    Louis XIV becomes King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII
  • May 14, 1702
    Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • May 14, 1787
    Delegates begin gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the United States Constitution
  • May 14, 1796
    English physician Edward Jenner gives the first successful vaccination against smallpox, the terrible disease killed an estimated 400,000 Europeans each year
  • May 14, 1804
    The Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition of about 45 men leaves Saint Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean after the Louisiana Purchase
  • May 14, 1878
    Vaseline is first sold with the registered trademark for petroleum jelly
  • May 14, 1926
    May Coup of Józef Piłsudski turns rule of the Second Polish Republic over to the Sanacja movement
  • May 14, 1948
    The State of Israel is officially created and David Ben-Gurion becomes first Prime Minister
  • May 14, 1955
    Warsaw Pact, a mutual defense treaty during the Cold War, is signed in Warsaw by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania
  • May 14, 1964
    Egyptian President Nasser and Soviet leader Khrushchev start filling of reservoir of Aswan High Dam
  • May 14, 1973
    Skylab, the United States' first space station. Skylab orbited the Earth, is launched
  • May 14, 1998
    U.S. singer Frank Sinatra dies

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