MAY 14

1607, The first permanent settlement by Europeans in North America is established at Jamestown, in what is now Virginia.
1796, English physician Edward Jenner administered the first vaccination against smallpox to an eight-year-old boy.
1804Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off from St. Louis, beginning the first overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back.
1897John Philip Sousa‘s march “Stars And Stripes Forever” was first performed.
1936 singer Bobby Darin was born. He died in 1973.
1966, The first reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ).
1968, The Beatles announce the formation of Apple Corp.
1969, Abortion and contraception is legalized in Canada.
1976Yardbirds singer-harmonica player Keith Relf dies at age 33.
1986, The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank‘s complete diary.
1989, Tens of thousands demonstrated for democratic reforms in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on the eve of a visit to the country by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1993, Eighty-five-year-old newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Jr. died after a heart attack. He was editor-in-chief of Hearst Newspapers and chairman of the executive committee of the Hearst Corporation.
1998, the hit NBC sitcom Seinfeld aired its final episode after a nine-year run.
2000, tens of thousands of mothers rallied in Washington, D.C., in the Million Mom March to demand strict control of handguns.
2005Motley Crue appears on America’s Most Wanted to help with the search for missing fan Tracey Gardner-Tetso, who was reported missing by her husband two months earlier when she failed to meet up with friends at a Crue concert near Baltimore. The band also offers a $10,000 reward for information.
2012, Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye.

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