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 19 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Pete Townshend, David Helfgott, Archie Manning, Phil Rudd, Dario Fra… Today in history: May 15 In 1928, the Walt Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse made his debut in the silent animated short “Plane Crazy.” Today in history: May 18 On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. 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… 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… Photos: Notable Deaths in 2022 Here are some of the entertainers, leaders, athletes and other notable people we've lost so far this year. Today in sports history: May 17 In 1970, Hank Aaron gets an infield single off Cincinnati’s Wayne Simpson for his 3,000th hit. See more sports moments from this date in history: Today’s top pics: Coast Guard Commencement and more Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Today in history: May 16 In 1990, death claimed entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. in Los Angeles at age 64.