On this day: May 14

POSTED: 03:39 PM PDT May 13, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 13, 2014 

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 - Mickey Mantle
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1967: New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career home run No. 500 off Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles. He would go on to hit a total of 536, good for third on the all-time home run list at the time of his March 1969 retirement.

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