Historical Events for 14th May 2024

1889 – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London, England, led by Benjamin Waugh
1918 – Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C.
1920 – Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
1944 – 91 German bombers harass Bristol
1960 – Michael Flanders and Donald Swann’s musical review “At the Drop of a Hat” closes at John Golden Theater, NYC, after 216 performances
1975 – US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1981 – NASA launches space vehicle S-192
1994 – FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London
1995 – Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet’s 2nd most senior spiritual leader
2002 – Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.

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