On this day: May 14

Published On: May 13 2013 05:39:32 PM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2016 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 - Harry Blackstone Jr
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1997: Magician and author Harry Blackstone Jr., known for his best-selling magic kits and his television appearances, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 62 in Loma Linda, California.

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