Today In History, May 14th

1787 – Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.

1796 – The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.

1804 – William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group.

1853 – Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.

1878 – The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.

1897 – Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph.

1948 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end. Over the next few days after the declaration, armies of Egypt, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, and Syria engaged Israeli troops inside the area of what had just ceased to be Mandatory Palestine, thereby starting the 1948 Arab Israeli War.

1973 – Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station.

1985 – Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s restaurant became the first fast-food business museum. It is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.

1998 – Frank Sinatra died after a heart attack at the age of 82.

1998 – The final episode of the TV series “Seinfeld” aired after nine years on NBC. (Image: Uproxx)

2005 – The art exhibit “Gumby and Friends: The First 50 Years” opened at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, California.

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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