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Famous Events For December 14

Famous Events For December 14 – Today In History

What Happened on December 14 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 14 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 14, 0557 – earthquake of strength 6.4 strikes Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the damage caused was substantial
2. December 14, 0644 – appointment of Uthman ibn Affan, a confidante of Muhammad as the 3rd Caliph of Islam
3. December 14, 0835 – Sweet Dew Incident: The Chinese King Wenzong, Chancellor Li Xun, and Army Chief Zheng Zhu plot to eliminate all the eunuchs but were not successful
4. December 14, 0867 – appointment of Adrian II as Catholic Pope
5. December 14, 0872 – appointment of John VIII as Catholic Pope

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6. December 14, 1124 – nomination of Theobald Buccapecus as Pope Celestine II but he refuses
7. December 14, 1287 – more than 50,000 lost their life due to the failure of the Zuiderzee seawall during St Lucia’s Deluge in Northwest Netherlands. This is documented as the fifth-largest deluge in history
8. December 14, 1542 – Princess Mary Sturt was crowned as Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old and succeeded her father
9. December 14, 1575 – Istvan Bathory was voted to power as king of Poland by the Parliament
10. December 14, 1582 – the adoption of the Gregorian calendar tomorrow at 12/25 in Zealand, Brabant Netherlands
11. December 14, 1600 – Oliver van Noort, captain of the ship submerges a big Spanish ship San Diego in the Bay of Manila killing 350
12. December 14, 1656 – M Jacquin produces non-natural pearls in Paris using gypsum bits covered with fish scales

18th Century – What Happened on December 14 – The 1700s

13. December 14, 1702 – a group of 47 Ronin, guided by Oishi Kuranosuke, take revenge for the demise of their master
14. December 14, 1708 – debut performance of “Electre” by Prosper Jolyot in Paris
15. December 14, 1751 – establishment of the first military college in the world, the Theresian Military Academy in Austria

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16. December 14, 1774 – commencement of the American Revolution: first occurrence – 400 attacks the Fort William and Mary, New Hampshire
17. December 14, 1774 – The army at Portsmouth, New Hampshire effectively destroyed the ammunition store of Ft William and Mary
18. December 14, 1782 – British empties Charleston, South Carolina
19. December 14, 1793 – State-owned road between Frankfort, Kentucky to Cincinnati inaugurated
20. December 14, 1798 – copyright issued to David Wilkinson of Rhode Island for inventing a nut and bolt machine

19th Century – December 14 This Day That Year – The 1800s

21. December 14, 1812 – The attack by the French army on Russia, guided by Napoleon, terminated with the French army having lost 530,000 people
22. December 14, 1814 – The British defeat the United States at the War of Lake Borgne in Louisiana
23. December 14, 1819 – Alabama becomes the 22nd state of the Union
24. December 14, 1836 – The Battle of Toledo was declared unofficially as ended
25. December 14, 1849 – premiere of the concert in Boston by the 1st chamber music group in the US

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26. December 14, 1862 – commencement of the war of Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina (Goldsboro Expedition), Win for Union
27. December 14, 1863 – War of Bean’s Station – Confederate States of America drive away Union in Tennessee
28. December 14, 1864 – War declared by Paraguay on the Brazilian province of Mato Grasso – War of the Triple Alliance
29. December 14, 1882 – Henry Morton Stanley arrives in Brussels from Congo
30. December 14, 1889 – Inauguration of the American Academy of Political & Social Science in Philadelphia
31. December 14, 1894 – Australia in their first innings on the first day of the first Test Cricket August England scores 346/5 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
32. December 14, 1894 – first cricket play in Test Cricket for Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
33. December 14, 1896 – Glasgow District Subway throws open to the public its Glasgow Underground Railway
34. December 14, 1897 – Emilio Aguinaldo, Revolutionary enters into an agreement known as “Pact of Biak-na-Bato” to terminate the aggression and demands for pardon and payment of compensation of $800,000 (Mexican) as a guarantee and agree to disband his administration

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 14 – The 1900s

35. December 14, 1900 – German Physicist Max Planck enunciates his hypothetical derivation of the black-body radiation law
36. December 14, 1900 – a confidential agreement between France and Italy – Italy agrees to honor the right of France to exploit Morocco and in return agree to the same kind of rights for Italy in Tripoli
37. December 14, 1901 – London Royal Aquarium hosts the 1st table tennis competition
38. December 14, 1903 – In the cricket test, England Vs Australia, Reg Foster scores 287 in his debut Test Cricket
39. December 14, 1903 – first trial flight of the Wright Flyer by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
40. December 14, 1907 – The sailing ship, Thomas W. Lawson, was destroyed near the Hellweather’s Reef by a windstorm in Scilly Isles. The pilot and 15 sailors lost their lives
41. December 14, 1911 – first voyage to the South Pole by Norwegian Ronald Amundsen
42. December 14, 1913 – official takeover of Crete by Greece
43. December 14, 1914 – the inauguration of the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Democrata Progresista, PDP) by Lisandromde la Torre and his followers at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires
44. December 14, 1915 – The first black to achieve the heavyweight boxing championship was Jack Johnson
45. December 14, 1916 – The first list of doctors certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology; the examination conducted at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis; Tennessee announced
46. December 14, 1917 – the founding of UFA, Universal Film AG, in Germany
47. December 14, 1918 – the play “II Trittico” by Giacomo Puccini is shown for the first time in NYC
48. December 14, 1918 – The coalition administration of David Loyd George in the UK, secured the majority support of voters in the election

49. December 14, 1918 – The candidates supported by the political party, Sinn Fein, achieve 73 seats against 105 Irish seats in the General election in the UK; They decline to be seated in Westminster but meet at a Dail Eireann in Dublin
50. December 14, 1920 – Jack Dempsey achieves the heavyweight championship title by defeating Bill Brennan in 12 in NYC
51. December 14, 1924 – Hankou seized by Chiang Kai-shek
52. December 14, 1924 – The first performance of “Pini di Roma” by Respighi
53. December 14, 1926 – Installation of the government of Danish Madsen
54. December 14, 1927 – Britain grants freedom to Iraq but still retains its army there
55. December 14, 1928 – In the 2nd Test Cricket, Australia Vs England, Bradman was the 12th player
56. December 14, 1929 – Election of Alexander Zaimis as the president of Greece
57. December 14, 1930 – NY Giants beat Notre Dame 22-0 in a game played for charity
58. December 14, 1930 – Green Bay Packers achieve the best score to win the National Football League Championship
59. December 14, 1931 – 1st meeting of Anton Musset’s NSB in Utrecht
60. December 14, 1932 – stepping down of Herriot in France as Prime Minister
61. December 14, 1933 – show of Josephine Baker in Amsterdam
62. December 14, 1934 – introduction of the first efficient steam locomotive announced (Albany NY)
63. December 14, 1935 – Play of cricket by “Chuck” Fleetwood-Smith against South Africa, Durban
64. December 14, 1938 – AL authorizes Cleveland and Philadelphia to play games at night
65. December 14, 1938 – in baseball play, a standard ball was agreed to be used by Major League Baseball. However it did not agree to increase the strength of the players to 25 from 23, but Commissioner Judge Kandis finally decided to increase it to 25
66. December 14, 1938 – nomination of Will Harridge as President of AL for 10 years
67. December 14, 1939 – League of Nations drops the Soviet Union since the Soviet Union had a conflict with Finland
68. December 14, 1941 – Bears defeat Packers, 33-13 during the 1st NFL playoff
69. December 14, 1941 – Prime Minister, Winston Churchill traveled to the US on board the battleship HMS Duke of York to meet US President Roosevelt
70. December 14, 1941 – British yacht Galatea was destroyed by U-557, a German submarine
71. December 14, 1941 – friendship agreement between Japan and Thailand
72. December 14, 1944 – recruitment of labor force for Germany – Begin Liese-Aktion
73. December 14, 1944 – creation of the post of General of Army (5-start Geneeral) approved by Congress
74. December 14, 1944 – use of electric power not permitted in parts of Holland by Germans
75. December 14, 1945 – debut performance of “Dream Girl” in NYC
76. December 14, 1946 – Togo made a non-self-governing UN trusteeship controlled by the UN
77. December 14, 1946 – last show of “Three to Make Ready” at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 shows
78. December 14, 1946 – The proposal to have UN HQs in NYC cleared by the UN General Assembly
79. December 14, 1947 – Cleveland Browns defeat NY Yankees, 14-3 during the AAFC competitive game

80. December 14, 1947 – inauguration of the National Association for Stok Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) in Daytona Beach, Florida
81. December 14, 1950 – premiere of the film “Bless You All” at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC to show 84 presentations
82. December 14, 1950 – the founding of the High Commission for Refugees by the UN General assembly (Nobel 1954)
83. December 14, 1950 – formation of a committee consisting of Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to appoint a new commissioner
84. December 14, 1952 – TV transmission channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) commences airing programs
85. December 14, 1952 – In a Test cricket match Vs Pakistan in Calcutta, RH Shodan achieves a 110 on his test debut
86. December 14, 1952 – during a rebellion of prisoners in Pongam, South Korea, 82 people lost their lives
87. December 14, 1953 – an agreement between Brooklyn Dodgers and pitcher Sandy Koufax
88. December 14, 1954 – TV transmission channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley starts functioning through ABC
89. December 14, 1955 – The authorities of the Dutch Reformed Church censure a woman/wife as a priest
90. December 14, 1955 – Tappan Zee Bridge in NY thrown open to the public
91. December 14, 1955 – Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain were among the 16 nations that became members of the United Nations
92. December 14, 1956 – appointment of Paul-Henri Spaak as secretary-general of NATO
93. December 14, 1957 – last show of “Most Happy Fella” at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 shows
94. December 14, 1957 – last show of “Rumple” at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 shows
95. December 14, 1958 – Pat Summerall achieves a field goal which fetched victory for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium
96. December 14, 1959 – nomination of Archbishop Makarios as President of Cyprus
97. December 14, 1959 – JB Jordan takes fighter aircraft F-104C to a maximum height of 31,513 m, the world’s best height
98. December 14, 1960 – A tie cricket match between Australia Vs West Indies in their 1st Test Cricket match at the Gabba
99. December 14, 1960 – founding of the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
100. December 14, 1960 – American League admits Washington Senators
101. December 14, 1961 – The musical “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean was awarded the Gold Record award and it was the 1st country song to achieve a Gold Record award
102. December 14, 1962 –US spacecraft Mariner 2 flies near another planet (Venus)
103. December 14, 1962 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
104. December 14, 1963 – Verne Gagne defeats The Crusher in Minneapolis to achieve the NWA championship title

105. December 14, 1964 – Michael Brown composes the song “Walk Away Renee” after meeting Renee Fladen
106. December 14, 1965 – premiere of “La Grusse Valise” at 54th St Theater NYC to give 7 shows
107. December 14, 1967 – test tube production of DNA
108. December 14, 1967 – Pierre Trudeau succeeds Lester B. Pearson, as Prime Minister of Canada, when the latter announces his retirement from politics
109. December 14, 1968 – first hat trick achievement by Bobby Orr vs Chicago Blackhawks
110. December 14, 1969 – The musical by John Denver, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” rendered by Peter, Paul, and Mary becomes #1 on the US Billboard’s Hot Top 100
111. December 14, 1969 – The drama film “La Strada” opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC and closes after 1 show
112. December 14, 1969 – Bishen Bedi achieves 7-98 (best for his career) against Australia at Calcutta
113. December 14, 1969 – Members of the Jackson family, known as Jackson 5, later as Jacksons, made their debut show on “Ed Sullivan Show”
114. December 14, 1971 – The illumination of lights of the Golden Gate Bridge was put off throughout the night for power failure
115. December 14, 1971 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
116. December 14, 1971 – debut show of US “Nicholas and Alexandra”, made on the theme of the best-marketed novel of Robert K. Massie
117. December 14, 1971 – the mass killing of 1,111 intelligentsia by the Pakistan Army belonging to East Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War
118. December 14, 1972 – cosmonauts Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt depart from the moon
119. December 14, 1974 – first shut-out achieved by Islander Glenn Resch against Kings, 3-0
120. December 14, 1974 – scoring of 1st Test ton (192; 20 fours, 6 sixes) by Viv Richards against India
121. December 14, 1975 – last performance of the movie, “Tremonisha” at Uris Theater, NYC after 64 shows

122. December 14, 1975 – submission by 6 So Moluccan extremists who held 23 under captivity for 12 days
123. December 14, 1975 – transmission by Brooklyn New York pirate radio station commenced on 1620 AM
124. December 14, 1976 – Dutch Liberal/Social democratic views of abortion laws were criticized by the Dutch 1st Chamber
125. December 14, 1977 – assembly of the representatives of Egypt and Israel in Cairo for an official peace conference
126. December 14, 1977 – Red Sox and Rangers exchange Fergie Jenkins and John Poloni respectively
127. December 14, 1977 – the first play of Test Cricket for Abdul Qadir Vs England at Lahore
128. December 14, 1977 – Pieter Menten, who had committed crimes during the war against accepted international standards was awarded 15 jail in Amsterdam

129. December 14, 1978 – premiere of “Ballroom” at Majestic Theater, NYC for shows
130. December 14, 1978 – atomic test by China at Lop Nor, PRC
131. December 14, 1978 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
132. December 14, 1980 – Premiere of “Onward Victoria” at Martin Beck NYC for 1 show and closes the same day
133. December 14, 1980 – Anders Kailur uses the 6th penalty shot opportunity to achieve the score
134. December 14, 1980 – observance of 10 mts silence at 2 PM EST in remembrance of John Lennon, Musician
135. December 14, 1980 – Minnesota Vikings defeat Cleveland Browns, 28-24 by achieving a pass for 456 yards
136. December 14, 1980 – New Orleans Saints defeat the NY Jets 21-20 thus ending their losing line
137. December 14, 1980 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
138. December 14, 1980 – Three people were killed and 6 wounded during a bloodbath at Bob’s Big Boy cafeteria in Los Angeles
139. December 14, 1981 – Israel added Golan Heights to its territory (captured from Syria in the war of 1967)
140. December 14, 1982 – Marcel Dionne, LA achieves his 500 goals and he was the 9th NHLer to achieve this distinction
141. December 14, 1983 – premiere of “Peg” at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC to give 5 presentations
142. December 14, 1984 – stepping down of Sports commentator Howard Cosell from Monday Night Football
143. December 14, 1985 – the landing of US Foreign Minister George P Shultz at West Berlin
144. December 14, 1986 – Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, navigated the Voyager, for a non-stop, non-refueled trip around the world trip from Edwards Airforce Base, California
145. December 14, 1987 – The top scorer of Australia, Allan Border achieves 205 in a cricket match against NZ
146. December 14, 1987 – Chrysler accepts his guilt for trading used vehicles as unused
147. December 14, 1988 – The complete four-year 1990-94 base-ball major league rights were secured by CBA for $ 1.1 Billion
148. December 14, 1988 – Miami Heat, of NBA, who had not won 17 previous plays were victorious in the first ever play vs Clippers, 89-88
149. December 14, 1988 – demonstration in Spain against economic steps adopted
150. December 14, 1988 – discussion between Palestine Liberation Org and the US planned for the 1st time in 13 years
151. December 14, 1990 – A theatrical musical event, entitled, “Five Guys Named Moe” by Louis Jordan commences in London
152. December 14, 1990 – Nancy Cruzan, who wished the feeding tubes to be withdrawn, under the Right to Die case, lost her life after 12 days
153. December 14, 1991 – Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR) was awarded the 57th Heisman Trophy award
154. December 14, 1991 – in a tragic accident involving the Salem Express, a commercial boat, submerged in the Red Sea killing 476
155. December 14, 1992 – Riddick Bowe declines to fight against Lennox Lewis. Thus, Lewis was awarded the WBC championship

156. December 14, 1992 – A helicopter flying from Tkvarcheli was downed by firing during a Battle in Abkhazia thus killing 52 people among them were 25 children
157. December 14, 1993 – Radicals belonging to a Muslim group kill Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
158. December 14, 1993 – The high-cost movie on AIDS, “Philadelphia” guided by Jonathan Demme, featuring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington shown for the first time in Century City, California
159. December 14, 1994 – commencement of construction works on the Three Gorges Dam, in China
160. December 14, 1995 – debut show of “Les Misérables” at Cable Hall, Helsinki
161. December 14, 1995 – Baboon-to-man bone marrow transplant for Jeff Getty, an AIDS patient
162. December 14, 1995 – the stakeholders in various governments agree to sign the Dayton Agreement in Paris terminating the dispute in earlier Yugoslavia
163. December 14, 1996 – Days of Our Lives was awarded the 12th Soap Opera Digest Awards
164. December 14, 1996 – Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB) awarded the 62nd Heisman Trophy Award
165. December 14, 1997 – premiere of the film “View From the Bridge” at Criterion Theater, NYC
166. December 14, 1997 – 700 goals were scored by Mike Gartner of Phoenix Coyote and he was the 5th NHLer to achieve this distinction
167. December 14, 1998 – Ricky Williams, Texas (RB) was awarded the 64th Heisman Trophy Award
168. December 14, 1999 – heavy pour in Venezuela causes sudden deluges causing the death of thousands of people and a full breakdown of communication, public service, power supply, etc

21st Century – December 14 This Day In History – The 2000s

169. December 14, 2003 – failed murder attempt on the life of Pervez Musharaf, President of Pakistan
170. December 14, 2003 – President George W. Bush makes public the arrest of Saddam Hussein
171. December 14, 2004 – formal inauguration of the Millau viaduct bridge, the world’s highest, near Millau, France
172. December 14, 2008 – The fourth and final tour of President George W Bush, to Iraq as President; he narrowly missed the two footwear hurled against him by the journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi at a farewell meeting in Baghdad
173. December 14, 2009 – Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB) awarded the 75th Heisman Trophy Award
174. December 14, 2012 – In a shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, 28 people, including 20 children lost their life
175. December 14, 2012 – 2012 ASP World Tour achieved by Australian Joel Parkinson
176. December 14, 2012 – Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award achieved by Gene Wolfe
177. December 14, 2013 – Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, is honored as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India

178. December 14, 2014 – The Liberal Democratic Party led by Shinzo Abe achieved the majority two-thirds seats with his alliance partner New Komeito Party in the re-election in Japan
179. December 14, 2015 – in a bus accident in Rosario de la Frontera, a city near Argentina, when it fell into the Balboa River from the bridge, 43 border constabulary on board died
180. December 14, 2015 – debut world show of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” guided by J.J. Abrams and featuring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles
181. December 14, 2016 – The finding of the world’s oldest water – 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada was announced by researchers from the University of Toronto
182. December 14, 2016 – The first delivery by drone, 2 km away from the store in the UK was made public by Amazon
183. December 14, 2017 – recovery of the lost work of art by Raphael believed to have been painted in 1520 in Vatican Museum made public by The Vatican
184. December 14, 2017 – Most 21st Century Fox negotiated by The Walt Disney Company for $52.4 billion
185. December 14, 2017 – Net neutrality terminated by a vote by the Federal Communications Commission – The US media regulator
186. December 14, 2017 – In a train bus accident, the train cuts the school bus into two killing 4 children and wounding 20 near Perpignan, France
187. December 14, 2017 – The Islamic group al-Shabab took accountability for killing 18 police officials at a training Centre in Mogadishu, Somalia by employing a suicide bomber
188. December 14, 2017 – British doctor, Simon Bramhall confesses to marking the liver of 2 patients with his marks
189. December 14, 2017 – The Australian administration constitutes a Royal Commission to investigate the misconduct in Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
190. December 14, 2018 – Reuters published that the US pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson knew for years that their talcum powder was adulterated with asbestos

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