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This day in History May 14th

Interesting facts about This day in History May 14th

  • 1787 – Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution.
  • 1796 – English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire.
  • 1804 – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast.
  • 1948 – Israel declares independence from British administration.

Today in Film and TV

  • 1998 – Seinfeld’s final 2-part episode, The Finale, airs on NBC to 76.3 million viewers (commercials priced at $2million for 30 seconds).

Today in Music

  • 1832 – Felix Mendelssohn’s concert overture “Hebrides” premieres in London.

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