Daily Calendar for Wednesday, May 14, 2025


  • Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (physicist) –
  • Bobby Darin (singer) –
  • George Lucas (filmmaker) –
  • David Byrne (musician) –
  • Cate Blanchett (actress) –
  • Amber Tamblyn (actress) –
  • Rob Gronkowski (football player) –
  • Miranda Cosgrove (actress) –


  • Henry John Heinz (founder of the H. J. Heinz Company) –
  • Billie Burke (actress) –
  • William Lear (inventor) –
  • Rita Hayworth (actress) –
  • Harry Blackstone Jr. (magician) –
  • Frank Sinatra (singer & actor) –
  • Robert Stack (actor) –
  • Anna Lee (actress whose career in films and television spanned nearly 70 years) –
  • Stanley Kunitz (United States poet laureate 2000-01, Pulitzer Prize winner) –
  • B. B. King (blues legend) –
  • Tim Conway (comedian & actor) –
  • Grumpy Cat (feline celebrity with a grumpy expression) –


  • Jamestown, Virginia, became the first permanent British settlement in North America–
  • 4-year-old Louis-DieudonnΓ© (Louis XIV) became King of France –
  • 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.–
  • 34 cavalry disembarked at Indianola, Texas–
  • Copyright registered for J. Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever” march”–
  • The Sparrow and the Hawk, a serial for kids, was broadcast for the first time over CBS radio–
  • President Eisenhower broke ground for the Lincoln Center–
  • First manned U.S. space station launched–
  • The final episode of Seinfeld aired–
  • Statue honoring the women athletes of the All-American Professional Baseball League installed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York–
  • Racehorse Winning Brew ran 43.97 mph–
  • Racehorse Winning Brew ran a quarter mile in 20.57 seconds at the Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pennsylvania–


  • Ten degrees below zero F at Climax, Colorado–
  • The fourth-longest dry spell in Texas ended with 0.01 inch of rain in Brownsville–

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