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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14 - The Day in History

May 14 : General Interest
1804: Lewis and Clark depart

One year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... read more


American Revolution
1787 : Constitutional Convention delegates begin to assemble
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/constitutional-convention-delegates-begin-to-assemble

Automotive
2007 : DaimlerChrysler sells most of Chrysler for $7.4 billion
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/daimlerchrysler-sells-most-of-chrysler-for-74-billion

Civil War
1864 : The Battle of Resaca, Georgia, begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-resaca-georgia-begins

Cold War
1955 : The Warsaw Pact is formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-warsaw-pact-is-formed

Crime
1948 : A brutal murder begins an unusual investigation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-brutal-murder-begins-an-unusual-investigation

Disaster
1991 : Two trains crash in Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-trains-crash-in-japan

General Interest
1796 : Jenner tests smallpox vaccine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jenner-tests-smallpox-vaccine
1904 : First American Olympiad
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-olympiad
1948 : State of Israel proclaimed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/state-of-israel-proclaimed
1973 : Skylab launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iskylabi-launched

Hollywood
1998 : Frank Sinatra dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frank-sinatra-dies

Literary
1842 : Alfred, Lord Tennyson, publishes his popular volume Poems
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alfred-lord-tennyson-publishes-his-popular-volume-poems

Music
1936 : Bobby Darin is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bobby-darin-is-born

Old West
1861 : William Fetterman joins the U.S. Army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-fetterman-joins-the-us-army

Presidential
1999 : Clinton apologizes to Chinese leader for embassy bombing
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-apologizes-to-chinese-leader-for-embassy-bombing

Sports
1913 : Scoreless inning streak ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/scoreless-inning-streak-ends

Vietnam War
1969 : President Nixon responds to National Liberation Front proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-responds-to-national-liberation-front-proposal
1970 : South Vietnamese sustain second highest casualties of war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-sustain-second-highest-casualties-of-war

World War I
1916 : London Times article sparks "Shells Crisis"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/london-times-article-sparks-shells-crisis

World War II
1943 : United States and Britain plan Operation Pointblank
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-britain-plan-operation-pointblank


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