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May 14th Trivia

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May 14th In Pop Culture History

1796 - Edward Jenner, a doctor from Gloucestershire, England successfully tested his vaccination for smallpox on eight year old James Phipps.

1804 - Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

1842 - Alfred Lord Tennyson published Poems.

1850 - The first US. patent (#7,365) for a dishwashing machine was issued to Joel Houghton of Ogden, NY, for an "Improvement in Machines for Washing Table Furniture".

1897 - The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa was first performed in public near Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia.

1925 - Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway was published.

1932 - The first electrical timing device was tested at a track meet between Columbia and Syracuse at Baker Field, NYC.

1948 - In Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel

1955 - The Warsaw Pact was signed between the Soviet Union, Albania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria in response to the west's North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

1973 - Skylab I was launched.

1977 # 1 Hit May 14, 1977 - May 20, 1977: Leo Sayer - When I Need You

1988 # 1 Hit May 14, 1988 - May 27, 1988: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - Anything For You

1998 - 76.3 million people tuned in for the series finale of Seinfeld.

1998 - Celebrity Deathmatch premiered on MTV

May 14th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Amber Tamblyn (1983)
Sofia Coppola (1976)
Tim Roth (1961)
George Lucas (1944)
Bobby Darin (1936 - 1973)
David Byrne (1952)
Raymond Tahleek Rogers (1971 - 1999)
Cate Blanchett (1969)
Eddie Cantor (1892)

The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What’s the worst thing that could happen?

If everything went wrong, maybe you’d get a pulse.



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