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MAY 14

1752 Timothy Dwight (Massachusetts-born Minister, President of Yale University, Politician, Writer) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians American Authors Educators Yale University
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1897 Walter Franklin Buehr (Chicago-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Chicago Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Artists
1929 George Selden (Connecticut-born Children's Author) George Selden Young-adult Authors
1965 Eoin Colfer (Irish Children's Author) Irish Authors Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1867 Kurt Eisner (German Socialist Journalist, Statesman) German Authors Journalism
1876 Luis Llorénz Torres (Puerto Rican Poet, Playwright, Critic, Essayist, Lawyer, Politician) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Latin-American Authors & Illustrators Poetry Plays Law and Legal Resources
1933 Richard P. Brickner (New York City-born Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators
1941 Paul Ruffin (Alabama-born Author) Alabama Authors Mississippi Writers' Project
1947 Mary Morris (Chicago-born Novelist, Writer of Short Stories and Travel Narratives) Mary Morris Official Web Site
Artists, Designers and Architects
1727 Thomas Gainsborough (English Painter of Portraits and Landscapes) Thomas Gainsborough Artists
1927 Artis Lane (Canadian African-American Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker) Canadian Artists Artists African American Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1982 Hugh Beaumont (Kansas-born Actor: Ward Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver) Kansas Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1987 Rita Hayworth (New York City-born Actress) Rita Hayworth Actors Film
1998 Frank Sinatra (New Jersey-born Popular Singer, Actor) Frank Sinatra Popular Musicians Actors Film Television
2006 Stanley Kunitz (Massachusetts-born Poet Laureate of the United States) Massachusetts Authors Poetry 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Selected Poems National Public Radio
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1836 Mexico and Texas Sign the Peace Treaty of Velasco Mexico Texas Historic U.S. Documents Texas State Historical Association
1842 Alfred Lord Tennyson Publishes Poems Alfred, Lord Tennyson Poetry History Channel
1845 State of Louisiana Approves a New Constitution Providing Free Public Schools Louisiana Education Historic U.S. Documents Education Louisiana Secretary of State
1849 Henry David Thoreau Publishes "On Civil Disobedience" Massachusetts Authors American Authors American Collection
1916 The Times of London Claims Insufficient Munitions is Leading to British Defeats on the Battlefield England Times of London World War I History Channel
1973 South African Journalist Patrick Laurence Receives Suspended Sentence for Violating the Country's Suppression of Communism Act of 1950 South Africa Journalism Law and Legal Resources Cold War South African History
1998 The Final Episode of Seinfeld Airs Television History Channel

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