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Calendar for May 14th, 2014

Full Flower Moon

Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

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)

  • 1998: The final episode of Seinfeld aired

  • Died 1998: Frank Sinatra (singer & actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Robert Stack (actor)

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

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

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

  • 2010s

  • Died 2015: B. B. King (blues legend)


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