May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year.  There are many great and memorable events that have occurred on on this day, these are just a few.

  • May 14 is also know as
    • National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
      • Biscuits are usually referred to as “quick bread”
      • Biscuits are made using baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent rather than yeast.  A typical buttermilk biscuit recipe contains flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, and buttermilk.
      • Biscuits became popular in the civil war as inexpensive additions to meals.
      • Celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day by using #ButtermilkBiscuitDay to post on social media.
    • National Dance Like a Chicken Day
      • Song written by Werner Thomas in the 1950s and was originally known as Der Ententanz or the duck dance.
      • Once it arrived in the United States it was given its well known choreography.
      • Celebrate National Dance Like a Chicken Day by using #DanceLikeAChickenDay to post on social media.
    • National Underground America Day
      • Approximately 6000 people in America live in some sort of underground structure.
      • Underground homes can provide some protection from the elements as well as better energy conservation.
      • Underground America day was founded by Malcom Wells
      • You can celebrate this day by using #UndergroundAmericaDay to post on social media.
  • Historical Events
    • On May 14 1643 – Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
    • On May 14 1796 – The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
    • On May 14 1863 the Battle of Jackson takes place.
    • On May 14 1889 The children’s charity, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London.
    • On May 14 1913 – The Rockefeller Foundation was created by John D. Rockefeller with a gift of $100,000,000.
    • On May 14 1940 Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
    • On May 14 1940 – The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany.
    • On May 14 1961 The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
    • On May 14 1988 Carrollton bus collision: A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. Twenty-seven die in the crash and ensuing fire.
    • On May 14 1998 – The final episode of the TV series “Seinfeld” aired after nine years on NBC.
  • Birthdays
    • Miranda Cosgrove 22
    • Olly Murs 31
    • Mark Zuckerberg 31
    • Rob Gronkowski 26
    • George Lucas 71
    • Clay Mathews 29
    • Cate Blanchett 46
    • Frank Gore 32
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