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What Happened on December 14th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 A total solar eclipse is visible from parts of the South Pacific Ocean, southern South America, and the South Atlantic Ocean.
2017 The Walt Disney Company announces that it would acquire 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox movie studio, for $52.4 billion.
2013 A reported coup attempt in South Sudan leads to continued fighting and hundreds of casualties.
2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
2004 The Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, is formally inaugurated near Millau, France.
2003 Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
1999 Torrential rains cause flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state's infrastructure.
1998 Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons from Albania into Kosovo, killing 36.
1995 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by the leaders of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1994 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river.
1992 War in Abkhazia: Siege of Tkvarcheli: A helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, including 25 children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
1986 Qasba Aligarh massacre: Over 400 Muhajirs killed in revenge killings in Qasba colony after a raid on Pashtun heroin processing and distribution center in Sohrab Goth by the security forces.
1985 Wilma Mankiller takes office as the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
1981 Arab–Israeli conflict: Israel's Knesset ratifies the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the Golan Heights.
1972 Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the most recent person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War: Over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals are executed by the Pakistan Army and their local allies. (The date is commemorated in Bangladesh as Martyred Intellectuals Day.)
1964 American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Congress can use the Constitution's Commerce Clause to fight discrimination.
1963 The dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, California.
1962 NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
1960 Convention against Discrimination in Education of UNESCO is adopted.
1958 The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility.
1955 Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania and Spain join the United Nations through United Nations Security Council Resolution 109.
1948 Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann are granted a patent for their cathode-ray tube amusement device, the earliest known interactive electronic game.
1940 Plutonium (specifically Pu-238) is first isolated at Berkeley, California.
1939 Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
1918 Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
1918 Portuguese President Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
1918 The 1918 United Kingdom general election occurs, the first where women were permitted to vote. In Ireland the Irish republican political party Sinn Féin wins a landslide victory with nearly 47% of the popular vote.
1918 Giacomo Puccini's comic opera Gianni Schicchi premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
1914 Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1913 Haruna, the fourth and last Kongō-class ship, launches, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.
1911 Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
1909 New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signs the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
1907 The Thomas W. Lawson, the largest ever ship without a heat engine, runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Isles of Scilly in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
1903 The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
1902 The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
1900 Quantum mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law (quantum theory) at the Physic Society in Berlin.
1896 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
1863 American Civil War: The Confederate victory under General James Longstreet at the Battle of Bean's Station in East Tennessee ends the Knoxville Campaign, but achieves very little as Longstreet returns to Virginia next spring.
1836 The Toledo War unofficially ends as the "Frostbitten Convention" votes to accept Congress' terms for admitting Michigan as a U.S. state.
1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
1814 War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
1812 The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
1782 The Montgolfier brothers first test fly an unmanned hot air balloon in France; it floats nearly 2.5 km (1.6 mi).
1780 Founding Father Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York.
1751 The Theresian Military Academy is founded in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
1542 Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of one week on the death of her father, James V of Scotland.
1287 St. Lucia's flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
835 Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang dynasty conspires to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled.
557 Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake, which cracks the dome of Hagia Sophia.
Famous People Born on December 14

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Year Name
1983 Leanne Mitchell, English singer-songwriter
1948 Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
1971 Michaela Watkins, American actor and comedian
1966 Anthony Mason, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1965 Craig Biggio, American baseball player and coach
1775 Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (d. 1852)
1987 Kenneth Medwood, Belizean-American hurdler
1989 Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer
1908 Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1977 Brendan Nash, Australian-Jamaican cricketer
Famous People Deaths On December 14

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Date Name
1311 Margaret of Brabant, German queen consort (b. 1276)
1788 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (b. 1714)
1978 Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish historian and diplomat, co-founded the College of Europe (b. 1886)
1985 Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (b. 1896)
1842 Ben Crack-O, king of several tribes around Cape Palmas
1995 G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (b. 1922)
1651 Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (b. 1582)
1964 William Bendix, American actor (b. 1906)
2003 Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)
1989 Jock Mahoney, American actor and stuntman (b. 1919)