Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 14

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This is a list of selected May 14 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1509War of the League of Cambrai: French forces defeated the Venetians at the Battle of Agnadello in present-day Northern Italy. refimprove
1607 – An expedition led by Edward Maria Wingfield, Christopher Newport, and John Smith established Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America. refimprove section
1879 – The first group of Indian indentured workers arrived in Fiji on board the Leonidas, forming the nucleus of the Indo-Fijian community. unreferenced section
1913 – The New York State Legislature accepted the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which at one point was the world's wealthiest charitable foundation. copyvio, refimprove section
1925Mrs Dalloway, one of the best-known novels of English modernist author Virginia Woolf, was first published. unreferenced section
1955Cold War: Eight Eastern Bloc countries signed a mutual defense treaty to establish the Warsaw Pact. lots of inline tags in one section
1961 – In Anniston, Alabama, U.S., a mob of Ku Klux Klansmen attacked the buses of the Freedom Riders, who were riding interstate buses in the South in mixed racial groups to challenge local segregation laws. refimprove section, indiscriminate list
1988 – A drunk driver struck a converted school bus carrying a church youth group on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, U.S., killing 27 people. refimprove
Sambhaji |b|1657 unreferenced section
Charlotte Auerbach |b|1899 refimprove sections
* 1796 – English physician Edward Jenner inoculated eight-year-old James Phipps, testing his hypothesis that cowpox infection would protect a patient from smallpox. undercited
* 1973 – The NASA space station Skylab was launched from Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, Florida. too much uncited
Cheng Yen|b|1937| Undercited


May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias (Catholicism); Independence Day in Israel (2024)

Monument to the Battle of Lewes
Monument to the Battle of Lewes
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