About May 14

May 14, 2021 is the 134th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Taurus is the sun 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 263 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 14

  • 1607
    Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
  • 1610
    Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
  • 1747
    War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1804
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
  • 1811
    Paraguay: Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor
  • 1836
    The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
  • 1870
    The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
  • 1879
    The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the ship .
  • 1889
    The children’s charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London.
  • 1913
    New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
  • 1929
    Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton; he is the only player in history to have reached that plateau.
  • 1935
    The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
  • 1939
    Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
  • 1940
    The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, has its first flight.
  • 1948
    Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
  • 1955
    Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
  • 1963
    Kuwait joins the United Nations.
  • 1973
    Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.
  • 1988
    Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver traveling 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.
  • 2004
    The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.

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