History's May 14
    2000 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama
    1998 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)
    1997 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner
    1997 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
    1996 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
    1995 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins
    1995 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
    1995 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
    1995 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader
    1994 FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London
    1994 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
    1992 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
    1991 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
    1991 Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
    1991 42 die in a train collision in Japan
    1991 World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
    1990 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
    1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53
    1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
    1989 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
    1989 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
    1989 Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs on NBC with a 36 million audience
    1989 Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
    1989 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
    1988 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
    1988 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
    1988 Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
    1988 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
    1987 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
    1987 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
    1987 Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
    1986 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary
    1986 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
    1986 Pride of Baltimore lost at sea.
    1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
    1984 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
    1983 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
    1983 Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
    1983 "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
    1982 Guinea adopts constitution
    1981 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
    1981 NASA launches space vehicle S-192
    1980 Dept of Health & Human Services begins operation
    1980 Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
    1980 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
    1980 "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
    1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
    1978 First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
    1978 "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
    1977 English football international Bobby Moore retires
    1977 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
    1977 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
    1977 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
    1976 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
    1976 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
    1975 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
    1975 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
    1975 US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
    1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1974 Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
    1973 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
    1973 US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
    1973 Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
    1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
    1972 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win
    1972 14th Grammy Awards: It's Too Late, Carly Simon wins
    1972 A 13 year old Catholic girl is shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Ballymurphy, Belfast
    1972 In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4
    1970 Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
    1970 Harry A Blackmun appointed to US Supreme Court
    1970 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
    1970 Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
    1970 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
    1969 Last Chevrolet Corsair built
    1969 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
    1968 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
    1968 Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dub?ek
    1968 RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
    1967 Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
    1966 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
    1966 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
    1965 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
    1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1964 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
    1964 Underground America Day is 1st observed
    1963 Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
    1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
    1962 Ex-present of Yugoslavia Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
    1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
    1961 Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
    1961 Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
    1960 "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
    1960 Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam NY
    1960 USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
    1957 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC
    1957 "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances
    1955 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
    1955 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
    1954 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
    1951 Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
    1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
    1950 Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
    1949 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
    1949 "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
    1949 US President Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
    1948 Israel declares independence from under British administration
    1948 Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
    1948 Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
    1948 US grants Israel de facto recognition
    1948 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
    1948 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
    1946 Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres
    1945 US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered
    1945 Kamikaze Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise
    1945 Physician Joseph Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge or informed consent. Stevens lived another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human
    1944 Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
    1944 British troops occupy Kohima
    1944 91 German bombers harass Bristol
    1943 Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
    1942 US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
    1941 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
    1940 Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
    1940 German breakthrough at Sedan
    1940 Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production
    1940 Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany
    1940 Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England
    1939 Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
    1938 63rd Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
    1938 England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
    1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood", directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland is released
    1935 Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
    1935 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
    1935 LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
    1932 "We Want Beer!" parade in NY
    1931 Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
    1928 John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
    1927 "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
    1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
    1927 Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
    1927 The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
    1925 Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" is published by The Hogarth Press
    1921 Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death, Ohio
    1921 Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliamentary seats in Italian elections
    1920 Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
    1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
    1919 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
    1919 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
    1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washton, DC
    1914 Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
    1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
    1913 Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
    1910 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
    1908 1st passenger flight in an airplane
    1907 Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
    1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
    1905 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
    1903 President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco
    1897 Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
    1896 Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10°F /-23°C at Climax, Colorado)
    1894 Fire in Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
    1892 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
    1890 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
    1889 The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.
    1888 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00
    1886 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
    1885 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25
    1884 Anti-Monopoly party forms in US
    1879 The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
    1878 Vaseline is granted a patent (U.S. Patent 127,568)
    1874 1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats Uni of McGill (Montreal) 3-0
    1868 Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikk?.
    1863 American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.
    1862 Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
    1861 The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.
    1853 Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
    1845 Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens
    1842 Illustrated London News; the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication
    1835 Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
    1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres
    1811 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
    1804 Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
    1800 Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar
    1796 English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
    1787 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
    1767 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
    1747 A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
    1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
    1702 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
    1664 Turkish great Kiprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
    1643 Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4
    1638 Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
    1610 Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne.
    1608 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
    1607 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
    1576 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
    1509 Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venetians in Northern Italy
    1483 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").
    1264 Battle of Lewes, 2nd Barons' War: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats English King Henry III
    1027 Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France
    649 Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
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