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 - Lewis and Clark
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1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois, near present day Wood River, Illinois, and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River. The expedition actually started without Meriwether Lewis (left), with William Clark (right) and the rest of the group meeting up with him in St. Charles, Missouri, a short time later.


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