Monday, May 14, 2012

14th of May

It is the 134th day of the year, with only 231 days remaining.

1607 - Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.

1796 - Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.

1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Cam Dubois  and begins up the Missouri River.

1913 - New York Governor William Sulzer, approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.

1939 - Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.

1948 - Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established.  Immediately after the declaration, they are attacked by the neighboring Arab states.

1963 - Kuwait joins the United Nations.

1973 - Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.

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