Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 14
This is a list of selected May 14 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1509 – War of the League of Cambrai: French forces defeated the Venetians at the Battle of Agnadello in present-day Northern Italy.||refimprove|
|1607 – An expedition led by Edward Maria Wingfield, Christopher Newport, and John Smith established Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America.||unreferenced section|
|1879 – The first group of Indian indentured workers arrived in Fiji on board the Leonidas, forming the nucleus of the Indo-Fijian community.||unreferenced section|
|1913 – The New York State Legislature accepted the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which at one point was the world's wealthiest charitable foundation.||written like advertisement|
|1925 – Mrs Dalloway, one of the best-known novels of English modernist author Virginia Woolf, was first published.||refimprove section|
|1939 – In Lima, Peru, Lina Medina became the youngest confirmed mother in history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days.||possibly outdated|
|1955 – Cold War: Eight Eastern Bloc countries signed a mutual defense treaty to establish the Warsaw Pact.||multiple issues|
|1961 – In Anniston, Alabama, U.S., a mob of Ku Klux Klansmen attacked the buses of the Freedom Riders, who were riding interstate buses in the South in mixed racial groups to challenge local segregation laws.||refimprove section, indiscriminate list|
|1973 – The NASA space station Skylab (pictured) was launched from Cape Canaveral.||intro needs rewrite|
|1988 – A drunk driver struck a converted school bus carrying a church youth group on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, U.S., killing 27 people.||no footnotes|
- 1787 – Delegates from the thirteen U.S. states convened the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the intention of revising the Articles of Confederation.
- 1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition led by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left Camp Dubois near present-day Hartford, Illinois, and began the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back.
- 1868 – Boshin War: Troops of the Tokugawa shogunate withdrew from the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle and retreated north towards Nikkō and Aizu.
- 1943 – Second World War: Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, killing 268 people aboard.
- 1948 – David Ben-Gurion publicly read the Israeli Declaration of Independence at the present-day Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, officially establishing a new Jewish state in parts of the former British Mandate of Palestine.
- 1264 – Second Barons' War: King Henry III was defeated at the Battle of Lewes and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.
- 1796 – English physician Edward Jenner (pictured) began testing cowpox as a vaccine against smallpox.
- 1878 – The last witchcraft trial in the United States opened in Salem, Massachusetts.
- 1931 – Five people were killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers opened fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
- 1940 – World War II: The bulk of Dutch forces surrendered to the Wehrmacht, ending the Battle of the Netherlands.