December 14 in History – What happened on 14 December in Past

14 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 14, the day number in a year is 348 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 349. December 14 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 14 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
557A large earthquake severely damaged the city of Constantinople.
835In the Sweet Dew Incident, Emperor Wenzong of the Tang Dynasty Conspired to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot was foiled.
1287More than 50,000 people died during the flooding of St. Lucia in the northwestern Netherlands.
1546The famous Danish astronomer and mathematician Taco Brahe was born.
1702John Churchill was made king of Marlborough.
1708Prosper Joyot's Electra began its premiere in Paris.
1782Charleston, South Carolina was evacuated by the British.
1788King Charles III of Spain has died and his son Charles IV succeeded him.
1799America's first President George Washington died. He was unanimously elected President of the United States.
1799George Washington, the first President of the United States, died in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
1805George Brancken, a British blacksmith, discovered stone coal.
1819Alabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state after the statehood of present-day Northern Alabama was delayed for several years by the lack of a coastline until Mobile was captured from Spain during the War of 1812.
1819Alabama was accepted as the 22nd US state.
1836The Toledo War, the mostly bloodless boundary dispute between Ohio and the adjoining Territory of Michigan, unofficial ended with a resolution passed by the controversial 'Frostbitten Convention'.
1896Glasgow Subway opened the third oldest underground metro world.
1900German physicist Max Planck presented a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law, suggesting that electro magnetic energy could only be emitted in quantized form.
1901Mahatma Gandhi reached Rajkot via Porbandar.
1911Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the firstpeople to reach the South Pole.
1911Norwegian explorer Roald Emondson became the first person to reach the South Pole.
1913Haruna, the fourth and last ship of the Kongo-class, was launched, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.
1918British women voted in general elections for the first time.
1918Prince Frederick Charles of Hess resigned from the Finnish throne.
1924Renowned filmmaker, director and actor Raj Kapoor was born.
1946Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected the President of the Constituent Assembly of India.
1960Australian cricketer Ian Meckiff was run out on the last day ofthe first Test between Australia and the West Indies, causing the firstTied Test in the history of cricket.
1960Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD) was established.
1962NASA's Mariner 2 became the world's first spacecraft tosuccessfully conduct a planetary encounter when it flew by Venus.
1963The dam holding the Baldwin Hills Reservoir in Los Angeles failed, releasing a flood that destroyed 277 homes.
1983General HM Irshad declared himself President of Bangladesh.
1994Construction on the Three Gorges Dam began on the Yangtze Riverin China.
1995Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia signed the Dayton Treaty in Paris to end the three-and-a-half-year-long Balkan war.
1995The Dayton Agreement was signed in Paris.
1998Disarmament Crisis on Iraq: US President Bill Clinton orders an airstrike on Iraq UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
1999Torrential rains caused flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela,resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousandsof homes, and the complete collapse of the state's infrastructure.
200373 countries signed the first anti-corruption agreement in Merida, Mexico.
2004Cuba and Venezuela founded the Bolivarian Alliance for theAmericas.
200511 Hindus are condemned with a sentence of life imprisonment for their involvement in the killing of Muslims in the 2002 Gujarat violence.
2006According to a research excursion, human action has had a direct impact on the Chinese River Dolphin, which is now probably extinct.
2007Saudi Arabian king, King Abdullah invites the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage.
2007Rail service resumed after 50 years between North and South Korea.
2008Al-Baghdadi TV journalist Muntadhar al Zaidi is restrained after throwing both his shoes at United States President George W. Bush during his farewell speech in Iraq.
2009According to a recent revelation, China's People's Liberation Army has constructed a huge underground tunnel in the Hebei region for the protection of its nuclear weapons.
2010The government of Philippines has claimed to end the long-running communist rebellion "within three years", as it announces to continue peace talks with rebels.
2011Poisonous alcohol that is banned in India kills 166 people in West Bengal.
2012Thousands of North Koreans rejoice the positive launch of the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2 satellite in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Square.
2012A 20-year-old gunman shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,Connecticut, USA.
2013China's mission carrying Yutu, China's first lunar rover, lands on the Moon. It is the first "soft" landing on the Moon since 1976 and the third ever robotic rover.
2014Two massive statues of Amenhotep III that had been destroyed by an earthquake at the Nile river in 1200 BC have been rebuilt by archaeologists.



Famous Birthdays of December 14:

YearName / Profession / Country
1954Alan Kulwicki / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1870Karl Renner / Politician / Austria
1917C.-H. Hermansson / Politician / Sweden
1987Kenneth Medwood / Hurdler / United States of America
1985Alex Pennie / Keyboard Player / United Kingdom
1812Lord Canning / Indian Govt. / India
1789Maria Szymanowska / Pianist / Poland
1915Dan Dailey / Actor / United States of America
1969Archie Kao / Actor / United States of America
1982Steve Sidwell / Footballer / United Kingdom
1972Miranda Hart / Actress / United Kingdom
1960Diane Williams / Sprinter / United States of America
1931Jon Elia / Philosopher / Pakistan
1720Justus Möser / Jurist / Germany
1883Morihei Ueshiba / Martial Artist / Japan
1978Zdeněk Pospěch / Footballer / Czech Republic
1948Boudewijn Büch / Poet / Netherlands
1942Chris Harris / Actor / United Kingdom
1963Greg Abbott / Footballer / United Kingdom
1967Ewa Białołęcka / Author / Poland
1973Tomasz Radzinski / Footballer / Canada
1852Daniel De Leon / Politician / United States of America
1978Dean Brogan / Footballer / Australia
1920Clark Terry / Composer / United States of America
1866Roger Fry / Painter / United Kingdom
1972Marcus Jensen / Baseball Player / United States of America
1946Joyce Vincent Wilson / Singer / United States of America
1969Scott Hatteberg / Baseball Player / United States of America
1975Justin Furstenfeld / Writer / United States of America
1985Jakub Błaszczykowski / Footballer / Poland

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