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.