On this day: May 14

POSTED: 03:39 PM PDT May 13, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 13, 2016 

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 - Sofia Coppola
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1971: Filmmaker and actress Sofia Coppola, best known for directing movies such as "The Virgin Suicides," "Lost in Translation" and "Marie Antoinette," is born in New York City. Coppola, who made her acting debut as a baby in her father's "The Godfather" and also starred in "The Godfather Part III," received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Lost in Translation," which also earned her a Best Director nomination, making her only the third woman, and first American woman, to receive such a nomination.


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