#TodayInHistory – May 142 min read
May 14 – Some important events on this day
1607 👉🏼 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 👉🏼 Assassination of Henry IV of France, brings 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne
1787 👉🏼 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution
1796 👉🏼 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire 💉
1804 👉🏼 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
1811 👉🏼 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day) 🇵🇾
1861 👉🏼 The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
1862 👉🏼 Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1908 👉🏼 1st passenger flight in an airplane ✈️
1939 👉🏼 Lina Medina of Peru becomes the world’s youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five
1945 👉🏼 Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge. Stevens lives another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human
1948 👉🏼 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 Israel’s first premier.
1948 👉🏼 A three-year-old’s brutal murder begins an unusual investigation.
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1969 👉🏼 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada 🇨🇦
1986 👉🏼 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank’s complete diary 📔
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