Friday, 14 May 2010

May 14 - Summary

May 14th Summary:

May 14 - Events

May 14th Details:
May 14th Events:
1264 – Battle of Lewes - Henry III of England is captured & forced in to the signing of the Mise of Lewes - essentially making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.
1483 – Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
1509 – Battle of Agnadello - French forces defeat the Venetians in northern Italy.
1607 – Jamestown, Virginia becomes settled as an English colony.
1608 – The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
1610 – Henry IV of France is assassinated - allowing Louis XIII to take the throne.
1643 – Louis XIV (aged 4-years) becomes King of France following the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1747 – First battle of Cape Finisterre - British fleet, commanded by Admiral George Anson, defeats the French.
1796 – Edward Jenner administers the first ever smallpox vaccination.
1804 – The Lewis & Clark Expedition - leaves from from Camp Dubois traveling up the Missouri River.
1811 – Paraguay gains independence from Spain.
1836 – The Treaties of Velasco - signed in Velasco, Texas.
1861 – Canellas meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.
1863 – The Battle of Jackson takes place (American Civil War).
1868 – Japanese Boshin War - end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle where former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu.
1870 – First game of rugby in New Zealand.
1889 – The NSPCC, a children's charity, is launched in London.
1913 – New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation.
1925 – The novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf' is published.
1927 – The Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
1931 – Ådalen shootings - 5 people are killed in an unarmed trade union demonstration at Ådalen, Sweden, when soldiers open fire.
1935 – The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
1939 – Lina Medina - youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
1940 – Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe (World War II).
1940 – The Netherlands surrenders to Germany (World War II).
1940 – First flight of the Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber.
1943 – AHS Centaur, is sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland.
1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state & a provisional government is established.
1955 – Warsaw Pact - When 8 communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty.
1961 – The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama.
1963 – Kuwait joins the United Nations.
1970 – The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
1973 – the United States' first space station, Skylab, is launched.
1986 – The Pride of Baltimore is lost at sea.
2004 – The impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun is overturned by the Constitutional Court of South Korea.
2005 – Former USS America, a decommissioned United States Navy supercarrier, is sunk after live-fire exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.

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May 14 - Deaths

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May 14th Deaths:
964 – Pope John XII
1470 – Charles VIII of Sweden - king of Sweden & Norway (b. 1409)
1574 – Guru Amar Das - third Sikh Guru (b. 1479)
1608 – Charles III - Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)
1610 – King Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
1643 – King Louis XIII of France (b. 1601)
1649 – Friedrich Spanheim - Swiss theologian (b. 1600)
1669 – Georges de Scudéry - French writer (b. 1601)
1688 – Antoine Furetière - French writer (b. 1619)
1754 – Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée - French writer (b. 1692)
1761 – Thomas Simpson - British mathematician (b. 1710)
1818 – Matthew Gregory Lewis - English novelist (b. 1775)
1847 – Fanny Mendelssohn - German composer & pianist (b. 1805)
1860 – Ludwig Bechstein - German writer (b. 1801)
1873 – Gideon Brecher - Austrian physician & writer (b. 1797)
1878 – Ookubo Toshimichi - Japanese statesman, samurai, & one of the "three great nobles" who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830)
1887 – Lysander Spooner - American philosopher (b. 1808)
1889 – Volney E. Howard - American politician (b. 1809)
1893 – Ernst Kummer - German mathematician (b. 1810)
1906 – Carl Schurz - German revolutionary & statesman (b. 1829)
1912 – King Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1843)
1912 – August Strindberg - Swedish playwright, novelist & essayist (b. 1849)
1918 – James Gordon Bennett, Jr. - American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
1919 – Henry J. Heinz - German-American businessman, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company (b. 1844)
1923 – Charles de Freycinet - Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
1925 – H. Rider Haggard - English author (b. 1856)
1931 – David Belasco - American theatrical producer (b. 1853)
1931 – Denys Finch Hatton - English big-game hunter (b. 1887)
1934 – Lou Criger - American baseball player (b. 1872)
1936 – Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby - British general (b. 1861)
1940 – Emma Goldman - Lithuanian-born anarchist (b. 1869)
1943 – Henri La Fontaine - Belgian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
1945 – Heber J. Grant - seventh president of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1856)
1954 – Heinz Guderian - German General (b. 1888)
1956 – Joan Malleson - English physician (b. 1889)
1957 – Marie Vassilieff - Russian artist (b. 1884)
1959 – Sidney Bechet - American jazz saxophonist & clarinetist (b. 1897)
1959 – Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal - mother of Empress Zita of Austria (b. 1862)
1962 – Florence Auer - American actress (b. 1880)
1968 – Husband E. Kimmel - American admiral (b. 1882)
1969 – Frederick Lane - Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
1970 – Billie Burke - American actress (b. 1884)
1973 – Jean Gebser - German-born author, linguist & poet (b. 1905)
1976 – Keith Relf - British singer & musician (The Yardbirds) (b. 1943)
1978 – Robert Menzies - twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
1980 – Hugh Griffith - Welsh actor (b. 1912)
1982 – Hugh Beaumont - American actor (b. 1909)
1983 – Roger J. Traynor - American judge (b. 1900)
1983 – Miguel Alemán Valdés - President of Mexico (b. 1900)
1984 – Walter Rauff - German colonel (b. 1906)
1985 – Barbara Yung Mei-ling - Hong Kong actress (b. 1959)
1987 – Rita Hayworth - American actress (b. 1918)
1988 – Willem Drees - Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1886)
1991 – Jiang Qing - wife of Mao Zedong (b. 1914)
1992 – Lyle Alzado - American football player (b. 1949)
1992 – Nie Rongzhen - Chinese Communist military leader (b. 1899)
1993 – Patrick Haemers - Belgian criminal (b. 1953)
1993 – William Randolph Hearst Jr. - American newspaper magnate (b. 1908)
1995 – Christian B. Anfinsen - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
1997 – Harry Blackstone, Jr. - American stage magician (b. 1934)
1998 – Frank Sinatra - American singer & actor (b. 1915)
1998 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas - American conservationist (b. 1890)
2000 – Obuchi Keizo - Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
2003 – Dave DeBusschere - American basketball player (b. 1940)
2003 – Wendy Hiller - British actress (b. 1912)
2003 – Robert Stack - American actor (b. 1919)
2004 – Anna Lee - British actress (b. 1913)
2006 – Lew Anderson - American actor & bandleader (b. 1922)
2006 – Stanley Kunitz - American poet (b. 1905)
2006 – Eva Norvind - Mexican actress (b. 1944)
2007 – Mary Goldsmith - American ceramist (b. 1908)
2007 – Ülo Jõgi - Estonian freedom fighter (b. 1921)
2010 – Goh Keng Swee - former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)

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May 14 - Births

May 14th Details:
May 14th Births:
1316 – Charles IV - Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
1553 – Margaret of Valois - wife of Henry IV (d. 1615)
1666 – Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
1679 – Peder Horrebow - Danish astronomer (d. 1764)
1699 – Hans Joachim von Zieten - Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
1701 – William Emerson - English mathematician (d. 1782)
1710 – King Adolf Frederick of Sweden (d. 1771)
1725 – Ludovico Manin - last Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1802)
1727 – Thomas Gainsborough - English painter (d. 1788)
1737 – George Mcartney - Irish-born British statesman (d. 1806)
1752 – Timothy Dwight - American theologian (d. 1817)
1752 – Albrecht Thaer - German agronomist (d. 1828)
1771 – Robert Owen - Welsh social reformer (d. 1858)
1781 – Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer - German historian (d. 1873)
1814 – Charles Beyer - German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
1817 – Alexander Kaufmann - German poet (d. 1893)
1832 – Rudolf Lipschitz - German mathematician (d. 1903)
1867 – Kurt Eisner - German politician (d. 1919)
1872 – Elia Dalla Costa - Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1961)
1878 – James L. Wilkinson - American baseball executive (d. 1964)
1880 – Wilhelm List - German field marshal (d. 1971)
1881 – G. Murray Hulbert - American politician (d. 1950)
1881 – Ed Walsh - American baseball player (d. 1959)
1885 – Otto Klemperer - German-born conductor (d. 1973)
1890 – Alex Pompez - American baseball executive (d. 1974)
1893 – Louis Verneuil - French playwright (d. 1952)
1897 – Sidney Bechet - American musician (d. 1959)
1897 – Ed Ricketts - American marine biologist (d. 1948)
1899 – Pierre Victor Auger - French physicist (d. 1993)
1899 – Earle Combs - American baseball player (d. 1976)
1900 – Hal Borland - American author (d. 1978)
1900 – Leo Smit - Dutch composer (d. 1943)
1900 – Edgar Wind - German art historian (d. 1971)
1900 – Walter Rehberg - Swiss concert pianist, composer & writer (d. 1957)
1901 – Robert Ritter - German psychologist (d. 1951)
1903 – Billie Dove - American actress (d. 1997)
1904 – Hans Albert Einstein - Swiss-born American professor, son of Albert Einstein & Mileva Marić (d. 1973)
1904 – Marcel Junod - Swiss physician (d. 1961)
1905 – Jean Daniélou - French cardinal (d. 1974)
1905 – Herbert Morrison - American radio announcer (d. 1989)
1907 – Hans von der Groeben - German diplomat (d. 2005)
1907 – Ayub Khan - President of Pakistan (d. 1974)
1907 – Johnny Moss - American professional poker player (d. 1995)
1916 – Lance Dossor - British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
1916 – Del Moore - American comedian (d. 1970)
1916 – Marco Zanuso - Italian architect (d. 2001)
1917 – Lou Harrison - American composer (d. 2003)
1919 – Solange Chaput-Rolland - French-Canadian journalist & politician (d. 2001)
1919 – John Hope - American meteorologist (d. 2002)
1921 – Richard Deacon - American actor (d. 1984)
1921 – Arve Opsahl - Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
1922 – Franjo Tuđman - Croatian politician (d. 1999)
1923 – Adnan Pachachi - Iraqi politician
1923 – Mrinal Sen - Indian film director
1925 – Patrice Munsel - American opera soprano
1925 – Al Porcino - American jazz trumpet player
1926 – Eric Morecambe - British comedian (d. 1984)
1927 – Herbert W. Franke - Austrian writer
1928 – Will "Dub" Jones - American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
1928 – Frederik H. Kreuger - Dutch scientist & inventor
1929 – Henry McGee - British actor, straight man to Benny Hill (d. 2006)
1929 – Gump Worsley - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1929 – Barbara Branden - Canadian writer & lecturer
1931 – Alvin Lucier - American composer
1932 – Robert Bechtle - American painter
1933 – Frank Harte - Irish singer & song collector
1933 – Michael Chevalier - German voice actor
1934 – Siân Phillips - Welsh actress
1935 – Rudi Šeligo - Slovenian writer & politician (d. 2004)
1936 – Bobby Darin - American singer (d. 1973)
1936 – Charlie Gracie - American singer
1936 – Waheeda Rehman - Indian actress
1940 – Troy Shondell - American singer
1940 – 'H'. Jones - British Soldier, VC recipient (d. 1982)
1942 – Valeriy Brumel - Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)
1942 – Byron Dorgan - American politician
1942 – Prentis Hancock - British actor
1942 – Tony Pérez - Cuban baseball player
1942 – Rüdiger Vogler - German actor
1943 – Jack Bruce - Scottish bassist (Cream)
1943 – Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson - President of Iceland
1943 – Derek Leckenby - British musician (Herman's Hermits) (d. 1994)
1943 – Elizabeth Ray - American sex scandal figure
1944 – George Lucas - American film director
1945 – Francesca Annis - British actress
1945 – George Nicholls - British rugby league footballer
1945 – Yochanan Vollach - Israeli footballer & president of Maccabi Haifa
1947 – Tamara Dobson - American actress (d. 2006)
1948 – Bob Woolmer - English cricket coach (d. 2007)
1949 – Klaus-Peter Thaler - German cyclist
1950 – Adolfo Dominguez - Spanish fashion designer
1952 – David Byrne - Scottish-born American musician (Talking Heads)
1952 – Scott Irwin - American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
1952 – Donald R. McMonagle - American astronaut
1952 – Robert Zemeckis - American film director
1953 – Tom Cochrane - Canadian musician (Red Rider)
1953 – Norodom Sihamoni - King of Cambodia
1954 – Jens Sparschuh - German writer
1955 – Dennis Martínez - Nicaraguan baseball player
1955 – Peter Kirsten - South African cricketer
1957 – Big Van Vader (born Leon White) - American professional wrestler
1958 – Christine Brennan - American sports columnist
1959 – Patrick Bruel - French singer
1959 – Steve Hogarth - British singer (Marillion)
1959 – Rick Vaive - Canadian ice hockey player
1960 – Anne Clark - English singer
1960 – "Dr. Death" Steve Williams - American wrestler (d. 2009)
1960 – Ronan Tynan - Irish singer
1961 – Ulrike Folkerts - German actress
1961 – Jean Leclerc - French-Canadian singer & songwriter
1961 – Tim Roth - English actor
1961 – Alain Vigneault - Canadian ice hockey coach
1962 – Ian Astbury - English singer (The Cult)
1962 – C. C. DeVille - American musician (Poison)
1963 – Pat Borders - American baseball player
1964 – James M. Kelly - American astronaut
1964 – Eric Peterson - American musician (Testament)
1964 – Suzy Kolber - American sportscaster
1965 – Eoin Colfer - Irish writer
1966 – Marianne Denicourt - French actress
1966 – Mike Inez - American bassist (Alice in Chains, Black Label Society)
1966 – Fabrice Morvan - French music artist (Milli Vanilli)
1966 – Raphael Saadiq - American vocalist & bassist (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
1967 – Tony Siragusa - American football player
1969 – Cate Blanchett - Australian actress
1969 – Danny Wood - American singer (New Kids on the Block)
1969 – Sabine Schmitz - German race driver & television personality
1971 – Sofia Coppola - American director
1971 – Nasha Aziz - Malaysian actress & model
1972 – Gabriel Mann - American actor
1972 – Mark Ruskell - England-born Scottish politician
1973 – Natalie Appleton - Canadian-born singer
1973 – Anais Granofsky - Canadian actress & director
1973 – Voshon Lenard - American basketball player
1973 – Julian White - English rugby player
1973 – Shanice - American singer
1974 – Jennifer Allan - American model
1974 – Krister Axel - American poet & songwriter
1975 – Carlos Spencer - New Zealand rugby player
1975 – Nicki Sørensen - Danish road bicycle racer
1976 – Hunter Burgan - American bassist (AFI)
1976 – Brian Lawrence - American baseball player
1976 – Martine McCutcheon - British actress
1977 – Sophie Anderton - English model & television personality
1977 – Roy Halladay - American baseball player
1977 – Ada Nicodemou - Australian actress
1978 – Brent Harvey - Australian footballer
1978 – Eddie House - American basketball player
1978 – André Macanga - Angolan footballer
1978 – Gustavo Varela - Uruguayan footballer
1979 – Clinton Morrison - English-born Irish footballer
1979 – Carlos Tenorio - Ecuadorian footballer
1980 – Zdeněk Grygera - Czech footballer
1980 – Eugene Martineau - Dutch decathlete
1980 – Júlia Sebestyén - Hungarian figure skater
1980 – Hugo Southwell - Scottish rugby union player
1981 – Sarbel - Greek-born singer
1982 – BeardyMan - English beatboxer
1982 – Ai Shibata - Japanese swimmer
1983 – Anahí - Mexican actress & singer (RBD)
1983 – Frank Gore - American football player
1983 – Uroš Slokar - Slovenian basketball player
1983 – Amber Tamblyn - American actress
1983 – Tom Welham - British musician (Thirteen Senses)
1984 – Gary Ablett, Jr. - Australian rules footballer
1984 – Michael Rensing - German footballer
1984 – Nigel Reo-Coker - English footballer
1984 – Mark Zuckerberg - American internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook
1984 – Olly Murs - English singer
1985 – Sally Martin - New Zealand actress
1985 – Simona Peycheva - Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast
1986 – Andrea Bovo - Italian footballer
1986 – Camila Sodi - Mexican actress
1987 – Franck Songo'o - Cameroonian footballer
1987 – François Steyn - South African rugby union player
1990 – Emily Samuelson - American ice dancer
1993 – Miranda Cosgrove - American actress & singer

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