May 14th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day and Dance Like A Chicken Day.
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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 fun & interesting facts about May 14th in history!
What memorable events happened on May 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Loreen claimed victory for Sweden at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Tattoo.”
Dan Brown released his fourth novel in the Da Vinci Code series, Inferno, which became an instant success.
The USA’s first space station, Skylab, was launched into Earth’s orbit.
Skylab was launched atop a modified Saturn V rocket, with the launch itself commonly referred to as Skylab 1. Both the launch and deployment of Skylab were a little bit of a disaster, with multiple parts of the station sustaining damage. Nevertheless, Skylab saw three astronaut crews live aboard it between 1973 and 1979 when it was de-orbited.
The Talyllyn Railway in Wales became the first railway line in the world to be run solely by volunteers.
The Tallyllyn Railway Preservation Society purchased the railway on February 8, 1951, and then spent the following months raising funds and volunteers to run it. Since its re-opening on May 14, the railway has functioned mainly as a tourist attraction due to its beautifully restored steam locomotives.
Settlers funded by the Virginia Company of London established Jamestown.
Jamestown was the first permanent British settlement in North America. The settlers, led by Captain John Smith, struggled through their first years battling famine, drought, and conflicts with neighboring Native American tribes.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Cate Blanchett. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
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Unfortunately, May 14th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Frank Sinatra was an American jazz singer born on December 12, 1915. He died on this day in 1998, at age 82 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
May 14, 1998 (Age 82)
Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on May 14.
It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning.
It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be one more reason for us to do it.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
The Chicken Dance is one of life’s greatest dance moves, but unfortunately, it simply doesn’t get enough airtime. Dance Like A Chicken Day is here to shake things up, so when you strut your stuff today, dance like a chicken instead!
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
Breakfast is noted as the most important meal of the day, and it often sets the tone for the entire day. It can literally make or break it! Today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day, so be sure to add biscuits to your morning meal.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Your tonsils could grow back if there were tissue left behind during the removal process. Sometimes it’s accidental; other times, it’s left on purpose.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on May 14 share the Taurus zodiac sign.
Taureans are hard workers, and their work often pays off with big rewards. They’re ambitious, focused, and resilient. Taurus is represented by the bull and is the second sign in the zodiac.
Emerald is the birthstone given to people born in May. The emerald is associated with fertility, love, and rebirth and provides wisdom, growth, and patience.
For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on August 21 in the previous year.
Babies conceived on May 14th, 2023, will be due next year around February 4th.