What happened this day in history May 14

What are the important events that happened on May 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 14 is the 134th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 1, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,652,486,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontatetragon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 253 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,431 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 14 Historical Events

  • 1610
    Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
  • 1643
    Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
  • 1787
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
  • 1868
    Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
  • 1925
    Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
  • 1943
    A Japanese submarine sinks Ship AHS off the coast of Queensland.
  • 1955
    Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
  • 1961
    American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
  • 1963
    Kuwait joins the United Nations.
  • 1970
    The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.

Who were born on May 14?

  • 1878
    James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • 1881
    G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1899
    Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1925
    Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • 1925
    Oona O'Neill, widow of Charlie Chaplin (d. 1991)
  • 1927
    Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • 1929
    Henry McGee, British actor, straight man to Benny Hill (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Prentis Hancock, British actor
  • 1961
    Tim Roth, English actor
  • 1984
    Michael Rensing, German footballer

Who died on May 14?

  • 1574
    Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479)
  • 1688
    Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1943
    Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • 1969
    Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
  • 1980
    Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (b. 1912)
  • 1987
    Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 1997
    Harry Blackstone, Jr., American stage magician (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player (b. 1940)
  • 2003
    Wendy Hiller, British actress (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944)

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