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#TodayInHistory – May 14

May 14 – Some important events on this day

1607 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ English colonists establish the 1st permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown. Unknown to them they have landed amidst the worst drought in 800 years.
1610 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Assassination of Henry IV of France, brings 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne
1787 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution
1796 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire ๐Ÿ’‰
1804 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
1811 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ
1861 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
1862 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1908 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st passenger flight in an airplane โœˆ๏ธ
1939 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Lina Medina of Peru becomes the world’s youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five
1945 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 ยตCi) of plutonium without his knowledge. Stevens lives another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human

1948 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Israel declares independence from British administration.
On this day, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. Ben-Gurion became Israelโ€™s first premier.


1948 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ A three-year-old’s brutal murder begins an unusual investigation.


1969 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
1986 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank’s complete diary ๐Ÿ“”

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