On This Day In History, 14 May


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World Events Today

  • The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, was proclaimed today in 1948
  • The Warsaw Pact, a defence treaty between the Soviet Union and 7 other Communist states established during the Cold War, was signed today in 1955
  • Skylab, the first United States Space Station, was launched today in 1973, unable to be re-boosted, it burnt up in the Earth’s atmosphere in 1979

Entertainment Events Today

  • The swashbuckling movie classic The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn as Robin of Locksley, was released today in 1938
  • The final episode of the American television series Moonlighting, starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, aired today in 1989 on the ABC network
  • The Aviva Stadium, also known as Lansdowne Road, home to the Irish Rugby Union team and the Republic of Ireland football team, officially opened today in 2010

Family Events Today

  • The legendary American filmmaker George Lucas, of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame, was born today in 1944 in California
  • The Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who starred in many movies, including the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, was born today in 1969 in Ivanhoe, Victoria
  • The co-founder of Facebook, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, was born today in 1984 in New York

Main Event Today

  • The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the NSPCC, was formed today in 1889

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Dance Like a Chicken Day

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