About December 14

December 14, 2020 is the 349th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 60 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.
  • 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.
  • 1819
    Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
  • 1896
    The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
  • 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
    Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
  • 1955
    Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Over 200 of East Pakistan’s (now Bangladesh) intellectuals are massacred by the Pakistani Army and their local allies.
  • 1983
    The 3rd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
  • 1988
    The ET3 television network is launched in Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 1992
    War in Abkhazia: During the Siege of Tkvarcheli, a helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia, is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, 25 of which are children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
  • 1995
    Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments.
  • 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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