14 May It Happened Today

1610  King Henry IVof France is stabbed to death by Francois Ravaillac.

1727  Birth of English artist Thomas Gainsborough.

1900 The Paris Olympic Games are opened.

1936  Birth of American singer Bobby Darin.

1939  Sam Goldwyn takes control of United Artists after buying out Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford.

1973  America launches the Skylab 1 space station.

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