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It happened on a… May 14

2013

Dan Brown’s fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled “Inferno”, is released and instantly becomes a bestseller.

1998

The final episode of the TV series “Seinfeld” aired after nine years on NBC.

1989

Final TV episode of “Family Ties” airs on NBC with a 36 million audience.

1986

Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank’s complete diary.

1984

Jeanne Sauvé sworn in as Canada’s first female Governor General after recovery from a battle with cancer.

1973

Skylab launched, 1st Space Station.

1878

The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.

1847

First ship of the season arrives at the Grosse Ile quarantine station near the port of Quebec; beginning of the most terrible summer of its 105-year history, as the Irish famine reaches its peak, and over 100 000 immigrants, many infected with typhus, arrive in a single season.

1643

Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4.

1610

Henry IV of France is assassinated by fanatical Catholic François Ravaillac who stabs him to death in the streets of Paris.

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