Today in History for May 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies. (May 14)

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SANDY KOZEL (VOICEOVER): May 14, 1607. Colonists travel ashore to Virginia to begin building Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Western hemisphere. 1804.


Meriwether Lewis and William Clark leave St. Louis on their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory and what's then America's uncharted West. 1948. In Tel Aviv, the independent state of Israel, the world's only Jewish state, is proclaimed as British rule in what's then known as Palestine comes to an end. 1973.

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SANDY KOZEL (VOICEOVER): NASA launches Skylab, America's first manned space station, into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida. 1944.


Movie producer George Lucas, whose films include the "Star Wars" series and "American Graffiti," is born in Modesto, California. And 1998.

FRANK SINATRA: (SINGING) I want to be a part of it. New York, New York.

SANDY KOZEL (VOICEOVER): Singer and actor Frank Sinatra, also known as Ol' Blue Eyes and the Chairman of the Board, dies in Los Angeles at age 82. "Today in History." May 14. Sandy Kozel, the Associated Press.

FRANK SINATRA: (SINGING) --a part of it. New York.