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Calendar for May 14th, 2013

1600s

  • 1607: Jamestown, Virginia, became the first permanent British settlement in North America

  • 1640s

  • 1643: At four years old, Louis XIV became King of France

  • 1680s

  • Born 1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist)

  • 1800s

  • 1804: Lewis and Clark's expedition left St. Louis for the West. The Corps of Discovery, as it was later to be called, originally included approximately 45 people.

  • 1890s

  • 1897: Copyright registered for J. Phillip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" march

  • 1910s

  • Died 1919: Henry John Heinz (founder of the H. J. Heinz Company)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: Bobby Darin (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: George Lucas (filmmaker)

  • 1945: The Sparrow and the Hawk, a serial for kids, was broadcast for the first time over CBS radio

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: David Byrne (musician)

  • 1959: President Eisenhower broke ground for the Lincoln Center

  • 1960s

  • Born 1969: Cate Blanchett (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1970: Billie Burke (actress)

  • 1973: First manned U.S. space station launched

  • Died 1978: William Lear (inventor)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1983: Amber Tamblyn (actress)

  • Died 1987: Rita Hayworth (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Born 1993: Miranda Cosgrove (actress)

  • Died 1997: Harry Blackstone Jr. (magician)

  • Died 1998: Frank Sinatra (singer & actor)

  • 1998: The final episode of Seinfeld aired

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Robert Stack (actor)

  • Died 2004: Anna Lee (actress whose career in films and television spanned nearly 70 years)

  • Died 2006: Stanley Kunitz (United States poet laureate (2000-01), Pulitzer Prize winner)

  • 2006: Statue honoring the women athletes of the All-American Professional Baseball League installed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York


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