May 14

This Day in History

1948

The State of Israel Is Proclaimed

On 14 May 1948 the State of Israel was proclaimed by the head of the Jewish Agency, David Ben-Gurion, and formally recognised by the United States, under President Harry S. Truman on the same day. … (more...)

1939

5-Year-Old Gives Birth

On this day in 1939, a five-year old Peruvian girl named Lina Medina gave birth to a son, making her the youngest mother on record. Born in Ticrapo, Peru, to silversmith Tiburelo Medina and his … (more...)