Sunday, May 14, 2017
History for May 14 - On-This-Day.com
Thomas Gainsborough 1727 - Painter, Bobby Darin 1936 - Singer, actor, George Lucas 1944 - Film producer, screenwriter, director ("Star Wars" movie series)
Robert Zemeckis 1952 - Film director, producer, screenwriter, Cate Blanchett (Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett) 1969 - Actress, theatre director, Mark Zuckerberg 1984 - Founder of Facebook
1787 - Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 - The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1804 - William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."
1853 - Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
1878 - The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.
1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.
1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1948 - Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end.