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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1483Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
- 1796Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
- 1804The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
- 1836The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
- 1939Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
- 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.
- 1973Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.
- 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.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1316Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
- 1904Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
- 1921Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
- 1942Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
- 1958Jan Ravens, English impressionist
- 1974Jennifer Allan, American model
- 1974Krister Axel, American poet and songwriter
- 1976Martine McCutcheon, British actress
- 1978André Macanga, Angolan footballer
- 1982Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
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