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May 14 in Pop Culture History


May 14 in Pop Culture History
1796 – Edward Jenner, a doctor from Gloucestershire, England successfully tested his vaccination for smallpox on eight year old James Phipps.

1804 – Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

1842 – Alfred Lord Tennyson published Poems.

1850 – The first US. patent (#7,365) for a dishwashing machine was issued to Joel Houghton of Ogden, NY, for an “Improvement in Machines for Washing Table Furniture”.

1897 – The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa was first performed in public near Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia.

1925 – Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway was published.

1932 – The first electrical timing device was tested at a track meet between Columbia and Syracuse at Baker Field, NYC.

1948 – In Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel

1955 – The Warsaw Pact was signed between the Soviet Union, Albania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria in response to the west’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

1973 – Skylab I was launched.

1977 # 1 Hit May 14, 1977 – May 20, 1977: Leo SayerWhen I Need You

1982 – Conan The Barbarian was released in theaters

1988 # 1 Hit May 14, 1988 – May 27, 1988: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound MachineAnything For You

1998 – 76.3 million people tuned in for the series finale of Seinfeld.

1998 – Celebrity Deathmatch premiered on MTV

2004 – Troy debuted in theaters

2010 – Robin Hood was released in theaters

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