May 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1607 - Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
- 1787 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
- 1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
- 1961 - American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
- 1973 - Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.
- Famous Birthdays: William Emerson (English mathematician), Rudolf Lipschitz (German mathematician and educator), Ed Ricketts (American biologist and ecologist), Betty Jeffrey (Australian nurse), Frederik H. Kreuger (Dutch scientist, author, and educator)
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