May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2019 was the 134th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1747War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
- 1796Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
- 1868Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
- 1925Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
- 1940The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, has its first flight.
- 1940World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
- 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.
- 1988Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
- 2004The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1781Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer, German historian (d. 1873)
- 1867Kurt Eisner, German politician (d. 1919)
- 1929Henry McGee, British actor, straight man to Benny Hill (d. 2006)
- 1942Byron Dorgan, American politician
- 1945Francesca Annis, British actress
- 1966Mike Inez, American bassist (Alice in Chains, Black Label Society)
- 1966Raphael Saadiq, American vocalist and bassist (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
- 1973Julian White, English rugby player
- 1979Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1987François Steyn, South African rugby union player
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