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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 1, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,684,022,400 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 272 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 3,796 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 14 Historical Events
Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians.
Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
The children’s charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London.
Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
Kuwait joins the United Nations.
Who were born on May 14?
Katakura Kagenaga (2nd) (d. 1681)
Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
Valeriy Brumel, Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)
Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist (Cream)
Francesca Annis, British actress
Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies
Júlia Sebestyén, Hungarian figure skater
Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer
Simona Peycheva, Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast
Who died on May 14?
Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479)
King Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601)
Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)
Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (b. 1887)
Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)
Jiang Qing, widow of Mao Zedong (b. 1914)
Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (b. 1908)
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