About May 14

May 14, 2022 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.

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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 253 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 14

  • 1264
    Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.
  • 1483
    Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
  • 1608
    The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • 1610
    Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
  • 1804
    The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
  • 1836
    The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
  • 1870
    The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
  • 1940
    World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.
  • 1943
    A Japanese submarine sinks Ship AHS off the coast of Queensland.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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