2021 May

May 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 14

May 14th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day and Dance Like A Chicken Day.

We are now on day 134 out of 365, and have 231 days left of the year.

People who were born on May 14 share the Taurus zodiac sign.

May 14 was a day of bans, beer, movies, independence so more. Keep reading to find out all the details of this incredible day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1948, Israel declared independence from Britain? David Ben-Gurion made the announcement and went on to be the first Israeli Prime Minister.

Keep reading for more facts about May 14th in history!

What Happened On May 14 In History?


The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation published Anne Frank’s complete diary.


The rockumentary film featuring The Who titles “Kids Are All Right” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.


Underground America Day was first observed, which recognizes the approximately 6,000 people who live in some form of underground architecture across North America.


Israel declared independence from the British administration.

OTD in 1948: Israel declared independence from the British administration.

The US Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed.

OTD in 1942: The US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed.
After the Senate approved the bill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill into law. He set a recruitment goal of 25,000 the first year, which WAAC topped by November.

The Adventures of Robin Hood, directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland was released.


We Want Beer! parade was held.

The parade, held in New York City, was put together by the city's mayor, Jimmy Walker. It was originally called the Beer for Taxation march. However, it was popularly called the We Want Beer parade.

The ban on Sunday baseball was lifted in Washington, D.C., making it the 3rd city to do so.

Source Politico

Edward Jenner, an English country doctor, gave the first vaccination against smallpox.


Delegates started to gather in Philadelphia to draw up the US constitution.

On this day, only a small amount of the representatives actually gathered, and the actual meeting had to be pushed back by 11 days to ensure there was enough representation of the states.

Did you know that on this day, May 14th 1948, Israel declared independence from Britain?