On this day: May 14

Posted: 6:39 PM EDT May 13, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 14, 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 - BB King
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2015: Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter B.B. King dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease along with congestive heart failure and diabetic complications at the age of 89 in Las Vegas. King, considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and nicknamed "The King of Blues," was known for hit songs such as "3 O'clock Blues," "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Sweet Little Angel."

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