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 - Lewis and Clark
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1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois, near present day Wood River, Ill.,  and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River. The expedition actually started without Meriwether Lewis (left), with William Clark (right) and the rest of the group meeting up with him in St. Charles, Mo., a short time later.

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