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

  • 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).
  • 1607
    Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
  • 1610
    Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
  • 1796
    Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
  • 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.
  • 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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