On This Day

14th May

1264 – Henry III of England was captured in France making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.

1607 – Jamestown, Virginia was settled as an English colony.

1796 – Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination.

1889 – The children's charity the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) was launched in London.

1955 – The Communist states signed the Warsaw Pact.

1998 – Frank Sinatra died.