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On This Day: May 14th

This is 134th day of the year and 231 days remain in the year.

in history
1796
Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine to 8-year-old James Phipps.
1804
The Lewis and Clark expedition set out from St. Louis.
1904
The Olympic Games were held in the United States for the first time, in St. Louis, Missouri.
1948
British rule in Palestine came to an end as The Jewish National Council proclaimed the State of Israel. Within hours, Israel was under attack from Arab forces.
1955
The Warsaw Pact was signed by the Soviet Union and seven other Communist bloc countries. It finally dissolved in 1991.
1973
Skylab, the United States’ first space station, was launched into orbit.
1998
Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82.
May 14 BirthdaysGeorge Lucas1944—, American film director and producer, born in Modesto, Calif.
Thomas Gainsboroughpainter
Otto Klempererconductor
David Byrnemusician
Cate Blanchettactress
Robert Owensocial reformer



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