05.14.12 OT DEUCE

1643 Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 on the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1787 Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 English physician Edward Jenner administered the first vaccination against smallpox.
1804 The Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left St. Louis.
1904 The first Olympic games to be held in the United States opened in St. Louis.
1942 Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" was first performed, by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1942 The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was established.
1955 Representatives from the Soviet Union and seven other Communist bloc countries signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland.
1973 The United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station.
1998 Singer Frank Sinatra died at age 82.
1998 The TV series "Seinfeld" aired its final episode.
2001 The Supreme Court ruled that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana to ease their pain from cancer, AIDS or other illnesses.
2007 DaimlerChrysler said it was selling almost all of Chrysler to a private equity firm for $7.4 billion, backing out of a troubled 1998 takeover.
2007 The trial of suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla opened in Miami. (Padilla was later convicted of terrorism conspiracy and sentenced to 17 years in prison.)
2008 The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species because of the loss of Arctic sea ice.
2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund and potential candidate for president of France, was charged with sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid. (He later resigned from the IMF; the charges against him were dropped.)


George Lucas, 68

Mark Zuckerberg, 28

Tony Perez, 70

Robert Zemekis, 61

Tim Roth, 51

Cate Blanchett, 43

Sofia Coppola, 41

Roy Halladay, 35

Dan Auerbach!!!!!, 33

Amber Tamblyn, 29

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