About December 14

December 14, 2021 is the 348th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 49 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 14

  • 557
    Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake.
  • 1542
    Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 1782
    The Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon lifts off on its first test flight.
  • 1812
    The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
  • 1819
    Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
  • 1836
    The Toledo War unofficially ends.
  • 1902
    The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 1918
    Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
  • 1939
    Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
  • 1941
    World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.
  • 1961
    The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
  • 1962
    NASA’s Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
  • 1964
    American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States – The United States Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Congress can use the Constitution’s Commerce Clause power to fight discrimination.
  • 1972
    Apollo 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 the Apollo 17 mission. To date this is the last manned mission to the moon.
  • 1994
    Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
  • 1995
    Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments.
  • 2004
    The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
  • 2006
    American spy satellite USA-193 is launched.
  • 2008
    President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad.

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