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 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 17 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Jim Nantz, Simon Fuller, Craig Ferguson, Page McConnell, David Eigen… Today in sports history: May 18 In 2008, Boston’s Paul Pierce and Cleveland’s LeBron James combine for 86 points in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. James outscor… 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 history: May 18 On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. 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… Today in sports history: May 19 In 1973, Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, rallies from last with a powerful move on the clubhouse turn to win the Preakness Stakes by 2½ l… Today in history: May 17 In 2017, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into pote… Today in history: May 16 In 1990, death claimed entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. in Los Angeles at age 64. Today’s top pics: France Cannes 2022 Opening Ceremony and more Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.