On this day
So long, smallpox!
Without the pioneering work of one Edward Jenner, we’d still be overrun with smallpox. On May 14th, 1796, the English doctor tried out his smallpox vaccine, derived from cowpox, for the first time. It was a resounding success!
Cue the bassline!
“Seinfeld,” one of the most influential US sitcoms of all time, came to a close on May 14th, 1998. Famous for being a show pretty much about nothing, the series is widely cited as one of the better-written comedies of the era. It even got its own randomly-generated AI “reboot” online in 2023±
Special Days Falling on May 14thTime to celebrate - but what, exactly? Here’s a few curious special days worth marking today.
National Underground America Day
Did you know that there are more than 6,000 people living in underground communities in North America today? May 14th marks a special occasion to celebrate these fantastic subterranean communities - it's well worth reading up on how these fascinating people manage to live from day to day! As it happens, there are plenty of benefits to underground living!
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
If you’ve read any of our date profiles in the past, you’ll know that there’s always an odd food celebration or two! Buttermilk biscuits are delicious Sunday dessert staples that many families across the US enjoy chowing down on after they’ve had their fill of meat and vegetables. Today’s a great day to try making your own and sharing these delicious, flaky treats with your family and friends.
Dance Like a Chicken Day
No, really! Do we have to go into detail on this one? Surely you know how to dance like a chicken! Today is apparently the perfect day to start strutting your stuff and to get clucking. Everyone deserves to cut loose and look a bit silly sometimes - and if you could use a laugh today, time to start getting those wings up!