spotlight Today in history: May 14 May 14, 2022 May 14, 2022 0 In 1961, Freedom Riders were attacked by violent mobs in Anniston and Birmingham, Alabama. 1948: David Ben-Gurion In 1948, according to the current-era calendar, the independent state of Israel was proclaimed in Tel Aviv by David Ben-Gurion, who became its first prime minister; U.S. President Harry S. Truman immediately recognized the new nation. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1955: Warsaw Pact In 1955, representatives from eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland. (The Pact was dissolved in 1991.) AP 1961: Freedom Riders In 1961, Freedom Riders were attacked by violent mobs in Anniston and Birmingham, Alabama. Anonymous 1998: Frank Sinatra In 1998, singer-actor Frank Sinatra died at a Los Angeles hospital at age 82. The hit sitcom “Seinfeld” aired its final episode after nine years on NBC. Ernest K. Bennett 2017: Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL’ mah-KROHN’) swept into office as France’s new president, pledging to fortify the European Union, redesign French politics and glue together his divided nation. Christian Hartmann 2021: Rep. Elise Stefanik Demonstrating allegiance to Donald Trump, Republicans elected Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, a Trump stalwart, to a House leadership post that had been held by Trump critic Liz Cheney until she was tossed from that post days earlier. Jacquelyn Martin 0 Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Birthday Celebrity Dcc Today's Birthdays Today-in-history Related to this collection Most Popular Celebrity birthdays: May 20 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Gov. John Carney, Mike Crapo, Jane Wiedlin, Bronson Pinchot, Susan C… Today in history: May 21 The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation as it performed its last show at the Nassau County Colis… Today in history: May 19 In 1962, film star Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday to You” to President John F. Kennedy during a Democratic fundraiser at New York’s Madis… Celebrity birthdays: May 18 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Joe Bonsall, Reggie Jackson, Brooks Robinson, Joe Bonsall, Mark Moth… Celebrity birthdays: May 19 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Pete Townshend, David Helfgott, Archie Manning, Phil Rudd, Dario Fra… Photos: Notable Deaths in 2022 Here are some of the entertainers, leaders, athletes and other notable people we've lost so far this year. Celebrity birthdays: May 16 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Dan Coats, Danny Trejo, Bill Smitrovich, Debra Winger, Olga Korbut, … Celebrity birthdays: May 21 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Ron Isley, Sen. Al Franken, Nick Cassavetes, Lisa Edelstein, David A… Today in sports history: May 16 1980 — The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-107 to win the NBA title in six games. Rookie guard Magic Johnson fills in at ce… Today in history: May 20 In 1985, Radio Marti, operated by the U.S. government, began broadcasting; Cuba responded by attempting to jam its signal.