Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Today in History: May 14

  • 1944 Director George Lucas born; created the Star Wars the Indiana Jones trilogies, which revitalized the adventure film.
  • 1948 Israel declares its statehood, the day before the British mandate of Palestine (which included the territory of Transjordan) expires. The next day, all the Arab neighbors (Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Transjordan) invade to destroy Israel.
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