December 14 in History
What happened on December 14 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on december 14 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on december 14 in history.
At Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., 20 children and six adults are shot to death by a 20-year-old gunman who then commits suicide.
Iraqi broadcast journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi throws his shoes at US President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad.
The Millau Viaduct, the world’s tallest bridge, official opens near Millau, France.
Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, narrowly escapes and assassination attempt.
Tens of thousands die as a result of flash floods caused by torrential rains in Vargas, Venezuela.
The Dayton Agreement signed in Paris; establishes a general framework for ending the Bosnian War between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Construction begins on China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
Israel’s Knesset passes the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the Golan Heights area.
NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and West.
A U.S. Boeing B-52 bomber sets a 10,000-mile non-stop record without refueling.
Bulgarian ex-Premier Traicho Kostov is sentenced to die for treason in Sofia.
The United Nations adopt a disarmament resolution prohibiting the A-Bomb.
German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel orders the construction of defensive positions along the European coastline. Desperate Hours on Omaha Beach
The League of Nations drops the Soviet Union from its membership. Joseph Avenol sold out the League of Nations.
The League of Nations creates a credit system to aid Europe.
Roald Amundsen and four others discover the South Pole.
The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a 'declaration of war' on U.S. Steel.
The first truly representative Turkish Parliament opens.
The first U1 submarine is brought into service in Germany. Italy’s MAS torpedo boats.
Max Planck presents the quantum theory at the Physics Society in Berlin.
Confederate General James Longstreet attacks Union troops at Bean’s Station, Tenn.
Prince Albert of England, one of the Union’s strongest advocates, dies.
Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.
George Washington dies on his Mount Vernon estate.