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    What happened on December 14

    • December 14, 0867 Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • December 14, 0872 John VIII begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • December 14, 1287 "St. Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people."

    • December 14, 1287 "Zuider Zee seawall collapses with loss of 50,000 lives"

    • December 14, 1503 Nostradamus (Michael de Notredame) was born

    • December 14, 1542 Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland.

    • December 14, 1656 Artificial pearls first manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales

    • December 14, 1702 "(according to the old calendar; January 30, 1703 by the new calendar) - The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of ishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master."

    • December 14, 1751 The Theresian Military Academy is founded as the first Military Academy in the world.

    • December 14, 1782 "Charleston, SC evacuated by British"

    • December 14, 1782 The Montgolfier brothers first balloon lifts on its first test flight.

    • December 14, 1793 "First state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati"

    • December 14, 1798 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut and bolt machine

    • December 14, 1799 "George Washington, the American revolutionary leader and first president of the United States, dies of acute laryngitis at his estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia"

    • December 14, 1819 Alabama admitted to the Union as 22nd state

    • December 14, 1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.

    • December 14, 1825 Advocates of Liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.

    • December 14, 1825 Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins

    • December 14, 1836 The Toledo War unofficially ends.

    • December 14, 1849 First chamber music group in US gives their first concert (Boston)

    • December 14, 1861 "Prince Albert, husband of England's Queen Victoria, dies in London."

    • December 14, 1863 Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee

    • December 14, 1889 "American Academy of Political and Social Science organized, Philadelphia"

    • December 14, 1896 James Doolittle aviator: U.S. Army Air Force Lt. General awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for leading 1st U.S. aerial raid against Japan in WWII was born

    • December 14, 1896 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.

    • December 14, 1900 Quantum Mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.

    • December 14, 1902 "The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii."

    • December 14, 1903 "The Wright Brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina."

    • December 14, 1907 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.

    • December 14, 1911 "Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his expedition of four companions, are the first to reach the South Pole and return safely."

    • December 14, 1911 "Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole."

    • December 14, 1912 "Canadian Pacific leases Quebec Central Railway Company, Quebec"

    • December 14, 1914 "Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demcrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires."

    • December 14, 1918 "Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Vin I, renounces the Finnish throne."

    • December 14, 1927 "Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain"

    • December 14, 1934 "First streamlined steam locomotive introduced, Albany NY"

    • December 14, 1934 Turkish women are given the right to vote.

    • December 14, 1939 League of Nations drops the Soviet Union

    • December 14, 1939 Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations.

    • December 14, 1941 "German military commander of Kharkiv, Ukraine issues an order, under which the Jewish population was to move to the city periphery within 2 days, into the barracks of the works of a machine factory. In the next days 15,000 Jews are shot at Drobitsky Yar."

    • December 14, 1941 World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.

    • December 14, 1943 "Capt. Paul Triguet (Royal 22e Regiment) wins the Victoria Cross at Casa Berardi, Italy"

    • December 14, 1944 Congress establishes rank of General of the Army (5-star general)

    • December 14, 1946 Togo made a trusteeship territory of the UN

    • December 14, 1947 "The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida."

    • December 14, 1950 UN General Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)

    • December 14, 1955 "Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Rumania, and Spain all join the United Nations."

    • December 14, 1958 The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.

    • December 14, 1959 "J.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m"

    • December 14, 1959 "The Motown record label is founded in Detroit, Michigan by Berry Gordy."

    • December 14, 1962 "Mariner 2 launched, makes first US visit to another planet (Venus)"

    • December 14, 1962 NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.

    • December 14, 1962 "U.S. space probe Mariner 2 transmitted data from Venus. The spacecraft came within 22,000 miles of Venus and measured the temperature and other characteristics of the planet, and then radioed the data back to Earth."

    • December 14, 1964 "Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes ""Walk Away Rene"""

    • December 14, 1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure

    • December 14, 1975 "6 South Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days"

    • December 14, 1977 Egypt and Israel reps gather in Cairo for first formal peace conference

    • December 14, 1979 "Punk rock group The Clash release London Calling in the UK, a landmark album in rock music."

    • December 14, 1980 At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon

    • December 14, 1981 Israel annexes Golan Heights

    • December 14, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

    • December 14, 1985 NY Yankees great Roger Maris dies of cancer at age 51.

    • December 14, 1986 "The experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, takes flight from Edwards Air Force Base (CA) on the first non-stop, self-contained (i.e., no aerial refueling) flight around the world."

    • December 14, 1988 Spanish general strike to protest austerity measures

    • December 14, 1988 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)

    • December 14, 1989 "Andrei D. Sakharov, author and Nobel laureate, dies in Moscow at age 68."

    • December 14, 1989 "Movie actor Jock Mahoney (Dallas, Tarzan) dies at age 70."

    • December 14, 1990 "Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later"

    • December 14, 1991 476 die when the ferry boat Salem Express sinks in the Red Sea.

    • December 14, 1991 Desmond Howard of Michigan wins the Heisman trophy

    • December 14, 1993 Actress Myrna Loy dies at age 88.

    • December 14, 1995 "After sixty-nine grueling days on the picket line, machinists for the Boeing Company gave the go-ahead to a new contract on this day in 1995"

    • December 14, 1995 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments.

    • December 14, 1998 IXC Communications announced it had turned on a new coast-to-coast data network that it hoped would serve as the backbone for the next generation Internet

    • December 14, 2003 President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.

    • December 14, 2004 "The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened."

    • December 14, 2009 "A Bangkok court extends the detention of the crew of the seized Ilyushin Il-76, a cargo aircraft loaded with 35 tonnes of arms from North Korea, charging them with the illegal possession of weapons."

    • December 14, 2009 "Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, claims that some banks were rescued during the recent global financial crisis by billions of dollars that originated from the illegal drug trade."

    • December 14, 2009 Austrian bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria is nationalised to avert a bank collapse.

    • December 14, 2009 Cabin crew at British Airways vote overwhelmingly in favour of a planned 12 days of strike action over Christmas and the New Year in a dispute over job cuts and changes to staff contracts.

    • December 14, 2009 "Centre-right candidate Sebastian Pi¤era wins the first round of the presidential election in Chile, and will face a run off with centre-left candidate Eduardo Frei on January 17."

    • December 14, 2009 Dubai receives a US$10 billion bailout from Abu Dhabi to help fund troubled Dubai World.

    • December 14, 2009 "Guinea's military junta reject a proposal by ECOWAS of sending an ""intervention force"" to the country."

    • December 14, 2009 It is revealed that China's People's Liberation Army has built a massive underground tunnel in the Hebei region to protect its nuclear weapons.

    • December 14, 2009 "Researchers report that the Veined Octopus retrieves coconut shell halves to use as shelter, becoming the first invertebrates recorded to use tools."

    • December 14, 2009 Sudanese police fire tear gas and detain some 38 protesters in clashes at a planned pro-democracy rally in Omdurman.

    • December 14, 2009 "TeliaSonera opens the world's first 4G LTE cellular network for public in Oslo, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden."

    • December 14, 2009 "The Eritrean national football team goes missing in Kenya, with the intention of seeking asylum."

    • December 14, 2009 "The Group of 77 (including China, India, UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) suspends participation in treaty negotiations at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, citing the unwillingness of developed nations to live up to the Kyoto Protocol and what they view as a lack of open negotiations."







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