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On this day: May 14

Published On: May 13 2013 05:39:32 PM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

English colonists settle in America, the Lewis and Clark Expedition starts a historic journey, Israel becomes an independent state, Frank Sinatra dies, and "Seinfeld" comes to an end, all on this day.

OTD May 14 - Louis XIV
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1643: Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes the king of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII. His reign as king, of 72 years and 110 days, is the longest in French and European history.

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