May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2020 was the 135th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1264Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.
- 1610Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
- 1643Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
- 1747War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
- 1889The children’s charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London.
- 1913New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
- 1931Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
- 1948Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- 1961American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
- 1970The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1878James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
- 1919John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
- 1929Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
- 1940'H'. Jones, British Soldier, VC recipient (d. 1982)
- 1943Derek Leckenby, British musician (Herman’s Hermits) (d. 1994)
- 1961Tim Roth, English actor
- 1962C. C. DeVille, American musician (Poison)
- 1969Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
- 1973Julian White, English rugby player
- 1978Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
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