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  • Russian Empire
    Sunday May 14, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Workers' delegates are elected

    Russian Empire
    Sunday May 14, 1905

    14 May: Workers' delegates are elected. Svirskii had suggested they do so, as he wanted people to negotiate with. A mass meeting is held in Administration Square. Svirskii tells them the mill owners will not meet their demands but will negotiate with elected mill delegates, who will be immune to prosecution, according to the governor.




  • U.S.
    Thursday May 14, 1908

    The Wright brothers

    First fixed-wing aircraft passenger on a few short flights

    U.S.
    Thursday May 14, 1908

    Their contracts required them to fly with a passenger, so they modified the 1905 Flyer by installing two seats and adding upright control levers. After tests with sandbags in the passenger seat, Charlie Furnas, a helper from Dayton, became the first fixed-wing aircraft passenger on a few short flights May 14, 1908.




  • Yugoslavia
    Monday May 14, 1945

    Josip Broz Tito

    Tito dispatched a telegram to the supreme headquarters Slovene Partisan Army prohibiting the execution of prisoners of war

    Yugoslavia
    Monday May 14, 1945

    On 14 May, he dispatched a telegram to the supreme headquarters Slovene Partisan Army prohibiting the execution of prisoners of war and commanding the transfer of the possible suspects to a military court.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 14, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    State of Israel recognization

    U.S.
    Friday May 14, 1948

    Truman recognized the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, eleven minutes after it declared itself a nation.




  • Israel
    Friday May 14, 1948

    David Ben-Gurion

    Israeli declaration of independence

    Israel
    Friday May 14, 1948

    On 14 May 1948, on the last day of the British Mandate, Ben-Gurion declared the independence of the state of Israel. In the Israeli declaration of independence, he stated that the new nation would "uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens, without distinction of religion, race".




  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Friday May 14, 1954

    Martin Luther King

    Called as Pastor

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Friday May 14, 1954

    At the age of 25 in 1954, King was called as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.




  • Warsaw, Poland
    Saturday May 14, 1955

    NATO Establishment

    The Creation of The Soviet-dominated Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw, Poland
    Saturday May 14, 1955

    The joining of West Germany to the NATO was in turn a major factor in the creation of the Soviet-dominated Warsaw Pact, delineating the two opposing sides of the Cold War.


  • Warsaw, Poland
    Saturday May 14, 1955

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw, Poland
    Saturday May 14, 1955

    On 14 May 1955, the Soviet Union created the Warsaw Pact, binding Hungary to the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe. Among the principles of this alliance were "respect for the independence and sovereignty of states" and "non-interference in their internal affairs".


  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday May 14, 1958

    Christmas Island

    The United Kingdom's Christmas Island Act Was Given Royal assent

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday May 14, 1958

    At Australia's request, the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty to Australia, with a $20 million payment from the Australian government to Singapore as compensation for the loss of earnings from the phosphate revenue. The United Kingdom's Christmas Island Act was given royal assent on 14 May 1958, enabling Britain to transfer authority over Christmas Island from Singapore to Australia by an order-in-council.


  • Athens, Greece
    Monday May 14, 1962

    Juan Carlos I

    Marriage

    Athens, Greece
    Monday May 14, 1962

    Juan Carlos was married in Athens on 14 May 1962, to Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Paul of Greece, first in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Church of St. Denis, followed by a Greek Orthodox ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. She converted from her Greek Orthodox religion to Roman Catholicism.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Saturday May 14, 1977

    Juan Carlos I

    His Father formally renounced his claim to the throne

    Madrid, Spain
    Saturday May 14, 1977

    Further legitimacy was restored to Juan Carlos's position on 14 May 1977, when his father (whom many monarchists had recognized as the legitimate, exiled King of Spain during the Franco era) formally renounced his claim to the throne and recognized his son as the sole head of the Spanish Royal House, transferring to him the historical heritage of the Spanish monarchy, thus making Juan Carlos both de facto and de jure king in the eyes of the traditional monarchists.


  • Falklands
    Friday May 14, 1982

    Falklands War

    The SAS carried out a raid on Pebble Island on the Falklands

    Falklands
    Friday May 14, 1982

    On 14 May the SAS carried out a raid on Pebble Island on the Falklands, where the Argentine Navy had taken over a grass airstrip for FMA IA 58 Pucará light ground-attack aircraft and Beechcraft T-34 Mentors, which resulted in the destruction of several aircraft.


  • South Korea
    Friday May 14, 1982

    Internet

    South Korea's first Internet system

    South Korea
    Friday May 14, 1982

    South Korea's first Internet system, the System Development Network (SDN) began operation on 15 May 1982. SDN was connected to the rest of the world in August 1983 using UUCP (Unixto-Unix-Copy); connected to CSNET in December 1984; and formally connected to the U.S. Internet in 1990.


  • White Plains, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 14, 1984

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Birth

    White Plains, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 14, 1984

    Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday May 14, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing The City of Mehran

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday May 14, 1986

    On 15–19 May, Iraqi Army's Second Corps, supported by helicopter gunships, attacked and captured the city of Mehran. Saddam then offered the Iranians to exchange Mehran for al-Faw. The Iranians rejected the offer. Iraq then continued the attack, attempting to push deeper into Iran. However, Iraq's attack was quickly warded off by Iranian AH-1 Cobra helicopters with TOW missiles, which destroyed numerous Iraqi tanks and vehicles.


  • Croatia
    Monday May 14, 1990

    Croatian War of Independence

    The Weapons of The TO of Croatia

    Croatia
    Monday May 14, 1990

    On 14 May 1990, the weapons of the TO of Croatia, in Croat-majority regions, were taken away by the JNA, preventing the possibility of Croatia having its own weapons as was done in Slovenia. Borisav Jović, Serbia's representative in the Federal Presidency and a close ally of Slobodan Milošević, claimed that this action came at the behest of Serbia.


  • Thailand
    Wednesday May 14, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Speculative attacks

    Thailand
    Wednesday May 14, 1997

    On 14 May and 15 May 1997, the Thai baht was hit by massive speculative attacks.


  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
    Thursday May 14, 1998

    Frank Sinatra

    Death

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
    Thursday May 14, 1998

    Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a heart attack.


  • China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Unaccepted offer

    China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    Many rescue teams, including that of the Taipei Fire Department from Taiwan, were reported ready to join the rescue effort in Sichuan as early as Wednesday. However, the Red Cross Society of China said that (on May 13) "it was inconvenient currently due to the traffic problem to the hardest-hit areas closest to the epicenter".


  • Beijing, China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Beijing accepted the aid of the Tzu Chi Foundation from Taiwan

    Beijing, China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    Beijing accepted the aid of the Tzu Chi Foundation from Taiwan late on May 13. Tzu Chi was the first force from outside the People's Republic of China to join the rescue effort.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    UNICEF reported that China formally requested the support of the international community to respond to the needs of affected families

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    Because of the magnitude of the quake, and the media attention on China, foreign nations and organizations immediately responded to the disaster by offering condolences and assistance. On May 14, UNICEF reported that China formally requested the support of the international community to respond to the needs of affected families.


  • China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Ministry of Civil Affairs stated that 10.7 billion yuan had been donated by the Chinese public

    China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    By May 14, the Ministry of Civil Affairs stated that 10.7 billion yuan (approximately US$1.5 billion at that time) had been donated by the Chinese public.


  • Mao County, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    15 Special Operations Troops parachuted into inaccessible Mao County

    Mao County, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
    Wednesday May 14, 2008

    On the afternoon of May 14, 15 Special Operations Troops, along with relief supplies and communications gear, parachuted into inaccessible Mao County, northeast of Wenchuan.


  • France
    Sunday May 14, 2017

    Emmanuel Macron

    A President

    France
    Sunday May 14, 2017

    Macron formally became President on 14 May.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 14, 2019

    Tesla, Inc.

    Model S has three configurations

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 14, 2019

    As of May 14, 2019, the Model S has three configurations: the Model S Standard Range, the Model S Long Range, and the Model S Performance with EPA ranges of 285 miles (459 km), 375 miles (604 km), and 345 miles (555 km) respectively.


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