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 Sayer – When 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 Machine – Anything 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