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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Today in History

1264
King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes.
1509
At the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venitians in Northern Italy.
1610
French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) is assassinated by Fran├žois Ravaillac, a fanatical monk.
1796
English physician Edward Jenner gives the first successful smallpox vaccination.
1804
Explorer William Clark sets off from St. Louis, Missouri.
1853
Gail Borden applies for a patent for condensed milk.
1863
Union General Nathanial Banks heads towards Port Hudson along the Mississippi River.
1897
Guglielmo Marconi sends the first communication by wireless telegraph.
1897
“Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.
1935
A plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
1940
Holland surrenders to Germany.
1942
The British Army, in retreat from Burma, reaches India.
1948
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion establishes the State of Israel.
1961
A bus carrying black and white civil rights activists is bombed and burned in Alabama.
1969
Three companies of the 101st Airborne Division fail to push North Vietnamese forces off Hill 937 in South Vietnam.
1973
The U.S. space station Skylab is launched.
1991
In South Africa, Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the kidnapping and beating of three black youths and the death of a fourth.

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