On this day: May 14

Published On: May 13 2013 05:39:32 PM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2014 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 - Cate Blanchett
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1969: Actress Cate Blanchett, best known for movies such as "Elizabeth," "The Aviator" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and the "Lord of the Ring" trilogy, is born in Melbourne, Australia. Blanchett won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" and for Best Actress for Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" and was also nominated for Oscars her roles in "Elizabeth," "Notes on a Scandal," "I'm Not There" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."

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