December 14 Events

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December 14th, 2004 (December 14 2004)EventThe Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
December 14th, 2003 (December 14 2003)EventPresident of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
December 14th, 2003 (December 14 2003)EventPresident George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.Saddam Hussein Quotes
December 14th, 1995 (December 14 1995)EventYugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments.
December 14th, 1981 (December 14 1981)EventArab-Israeli conflict: Israel s Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.
December 14th, 1972 (December 14 1972)EventApollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of Apollo 17. This was the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.
December 14th, 1964 (December 14 1964)EventAmerican Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United StatesThe United States Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Congress can use its Commerce Clause power to fight discrimination.
December 14th, 1962 (December 14 1962)EventNASA s Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
December 14th, 1958 (December 14 1958)EventThe 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
December 14th, 1955 (December 14 1955)EventAlbania, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Portugal, Romania and Spain join the United Nations.
December 14th, 1947 (December 14 1947)EventThe National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.
December 14th, 1946 (December 14 1946)EventThe UN General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York City.
December 14th, 1941 (December 14 1941)EventGerman 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 14th, 1941 (December 14 1941)EventWorld War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.
December 14th, 1939 (December 14 1939)EventWinter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations.
December 14th, 1918 (December 14 1918)EventFriedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Vaino I, renounces the Finnish throne.Karl Hess Quotes
December 14th, 1914 (December 14 1914)EventLisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Democrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
December 14th, 1911 (December 14 1911)EventRoald Amundsen s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
December 14th, 1907 (December 14 1907)EventThe 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 14th, 1903 (December 14 1903)EventThe Wright Brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
December 14th, 1902 (December 14 1902)EventThe Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
December 14th, 1900 (December 14 1900)EventQuantum Mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
December 14th, 1896 (December 14 1896)EventThe Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
December 14th, 1836 (December 14 1836)EventThe Toledo War unofficially ends.
December 14th, 1825 (December 14 1825)EventAdvocates of Liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.
December 14th, 1819 (December 14 1819)EventAlabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
December 14th, 1782 (December 14 1782)EventThe Montgolfier brothers first balloon lifts on its first test flight.
December 14th, 1751 (December 14 1751)EventThe Theresian Military Academy is founded as the first Military Academy in the world.
December 14th, 1542 (December 14 1542)EventPrincess Mary Stuart becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland.
December 14th, 1287 (December 14 1287)EventSt. Lucia s flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.

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