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 135th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 1, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,715,644,800 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 ‘hectatriacontapentagon’ day.

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 260 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 4,162 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 14 Historical Events

  • 1608
    The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • 1610
    Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
  • 1787
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
  • 1796
    Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
  • 1836
    The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
  • 1939
    Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.

Who were born on May 14?

  • 1781
    Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer, German historian (d. 1873)
  • 1917
    Lou Harrison, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    George Lucas, American film director
  • 1947
    Tamara Dobson, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1962
    C. C. DeVille, American musician (Poison)
  • 1971
    Nasha Aziz, Malaysian actress and model
  • 1976
    Hunter Burgan, American bassist (AFI)
  • 1979
    Edwige Lawson-Wade, French Basketball player
  • 1980
    Júlia Sebestyén, Hungarian figure skater
  • 1983
    Uroš Slokar, Slovenian basketball player

Who died on May 14?

  • 1860
    Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
  • 1887
    Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)
  • 1906
    Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)
  • 1919
    Henry J. Heinz, German-American businessman, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company (b. 1844)
  • 1968
    Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (b. 1882)
  • 1983
    Miguel Alemán Valdés, President of Mexico (b. 1900)
  • 1987
    Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 1991
    Jiang Qing, widow of Mao Zedong (b. 1914)
  • 1993
    William Randolph Hearst Jr., American newspaper magnate (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944)

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