14th May

The events happened on 14th May are :

1948 : Declaration of Israel's independence : Israel declared its independence this day in 1948 and was quickly recognized by the United States, the Soviet Union, and numerous other countries, fulfilling the Zionist dream of an internationally approved Jewish state.

1973 : Skylab, the first U.S. space station, was launched.

1804 : Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked from the American Midwest on their famous expedition to the Pacific coast of North America.

1796 : Edward Jenner administered the first vaccination against smallpox.

1771 : Robert Owen, a manufacturer-turned-reformer who was one of the most influential utopian socialists of the early 19th century, was born in Newtown, Wales.

1643 : Four-year-old Louis XIV ascended the throne of France.

1607 : The first permanent British settlement in North America was founded at Jamestown, Virginia.

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