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 - Battle of the Netherlands
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1940: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany. The battle ended soon after the devastating bombing of Rotterdam (pictured) by the German Luftwaffe and the subsequent threat by the Germans to bomb other large cities in the country if Dutch forces refused to surrender. The Netherlands remained under German occupation until 1945, when the last Dutch territory was liberated.


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