About December 14

December 14, 2024 is the 349th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On December 14

  • 1751
    The Theresian Military Academy is founded as the first Military Academy in the world.
  • 1812
    The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
  • 1896
    The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
  • 1900
    Quantum Mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
  • 1903
    The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    President of Portugal Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
  • 1946
    The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York City.
  • 1955
    Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Baldwin Hills Reservoir wall bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel’s Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • 2003
    President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 2004
    The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.

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