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

  • 1287
    St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
  • 1542
    Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
  • 1914
    Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
  • 1941
    World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 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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