About December 14

December 14, 2022 is the 348th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 39 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 14

  • 1287
    St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
  • 1751
    The Theresian Military Academy is founded as the first Military Academy in the world.
  • 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.
  • 1819
    Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
  • 1902
    The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 1909
    New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signed the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
  • 1914
    Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
  • 1918
    Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
  • 1918
    President of Portugal Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
  • 1941
    World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.
  • 1958
    The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
  • 1961
    The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
  • 1962
    NASA’s Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
  • 1963
    Baldwin Hills Reservoir wall bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel’s Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Cuba and Venezuela found the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
  • 2006
    American spy satellite USA-193 is launched.

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