This Day for You - May 14
It’s Zuckerberg’s birthday. The guy who has re-defined social media turns 36! Read his story in Inspiration 101.
First Passenger Airplane: The Wright Brothers were keen on selling their flying equipment to the US Military in 1908, whereas the military insisted on checking the usability of the equipment (The Airplane) for something beyond just carrying the Wright Brothers. So, after testing it for carrying a sandbag, on 14th May, the first passenger to board the flight was Charley Furnas, a friend and a mechanic. Thankfully, the military began to buy the planes from the Wrights.
The Chicken Dance Day - (Just for Fun!) Dance Like a Chicken Day is observed each year on May 14th! This day entertains from start to finish! Everyone has probably danced the “Chicken Dance” at least once in their lifetime. This silly fun song is popular at wedding dances, Oktoberfest, and other celebrations!
1607 - Jamestown, Virginia, is settled as an English colony.
1796 - The first smallpox vaccination is administered.
1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs on its historical journey: On 14 May, the "Corps of Discovery" – featuring approximately 45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full journey) – left St. Louis for the American interior.
1879 - The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrived in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1948 - Israel declared to be independent from the British rule.
1955 - Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a treaty called the Warsaw Pact. Signed in Warsaw, the treaty called on the member states to come to the defense of any member attacked by an outside force and it set up a unified military command.
1973 - Skylab, the United States' first space station, was launched.
1998 - The last episode of Seinfeld airs on NBC.
1923 - Mrinal Sen(Indian director, producer, and screenwriter)
1944 - George Lucas (Director)
1952 - Rober Zemeckis (Director)
1969 - Cate Blanchett (Actress)
1989 - Rob Gronkowski (NFL Football Player)
1984 - Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook)
1997 - Manushi Chhillar (Indian actress, model and the winner of Miss World 2017)