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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

2007 : DaimlerChrysler sells most of Chrysler for $7.4 billion

Civil War
1864 : The Battle of Resaca, Georgia, begins

Cold War
1955 : The Warsaw Pact is formed

1948 : A brutal murder begins an unusual investigation

1991 : Two trains crash in Japan

General Interest
1796 : Jenner tests smallpox vaccine
1904 : First American Olympiad
1948 : State of Israel proclaimed
1973 : Skylab launched

1998 : Frank Sinatra dies

1842 : Alfred, Lord Tennyson, publishes his popular volume Poems

1936 : Bobby Darin is born

Old West
1861 : William Fetterman joins the U.S. Army

1999 : Clinton apologizes to Chinese leader for embassy bombing

1913 : Scoreless inning streak ends

Vietnam War
1969 : President Nixon responds to National Liberation Front proposal
1970 : South Vietnamese sustain second highest casualties of war

World War I
1916 : London Times article sparks "Shells Crisis"

World War II
1943 : United States and Britain plan Operation Pointblank


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