Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Friday, December 14, 2001
Thursday, December 14, 2000
The full genome sequence of the flowering plant "Arabidopsis thaliana" is published in "Nature".
Thursday, December 14, 1995
Because of the quadruple-witching option expiration, volume on the New York Stock Exchange hits 638 million shares, the highest single-day volume since October 20, 1987, when the Dow staged a stunning recovery a day after Black Monday.
Thursday, December 14, 1989
Sunday, December 14, 1986
Rutan Voyager, an experimental aircraft designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, begins its flight around the world.
Friday, December 14, 1984
Nigeria recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Tuesday, December 14, 1982
Bolivia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Sunday, December 14, 1980
Four people were murdered at Bob's Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles and four others were injured by two armed robbers, in what was one of the city's most brutal crimes ever.
Thursday, December 14, 1972
The Commonwealth of Australia ordains equal pay for women.
The United Nations Environment Programme is established as a specialized agency of the United Nations.
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 Apollo 17. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th Century.
Monday, December 14, 1964
Thursday, December 14, 1961
Walt Disney's first live-action Technicolor musical, "Babes in Toyland", a remake of the famous Victor Herbert operetta, is released, but flops at the box office.
Wednesday, December 14, 1960
King Mahendra of Nepal
deposes the democratic government there and he takes direct control himself.
Antoine Gizenga proclaims in Republic of the Congo, that he has taken over as the premier.
Monday, December 14, 1959
The first known human with HIV dies in the Congo.
The current (as of 2006) design of the Japan
ese 10 yen coin
is put into circulation.
Sunday, December 14, 1958
Sunday, December 14, 1952
Wednesday, December 14, 1949
Saturday, December 14, 1946
The International Labour Organization becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.
Thursday, December 14, 1939
Saturday, December 14, 1918
Friedrich Karl renounces the Finnish throne.
Thursday, December 14, 1911
Friday, December 14, 1906
Monday, December 14, 1896
The Glasgow Subway, the third-oldest underground metro system in the world, opens.
Saturday, December 14, 1889
Wofford and Furman play the first intercollegiate football game in the state of South Carolina.
Friday, December 14, 1877
restates its previous declaration of war against Turkey.
A professionally led army of draftees crushes a major rebellion by feudal elements protesting the loss of their privileges in Japan
Saturday, December 14, 1833
Tuesday, December 14, 1819
Alabama is admitted as the 22nd U.S. state.
The city of Fernandina of Jagua (later Cienfuegos
) is founded in Cuba
Serfdom is abolished in Livonia.
A British Arctic expedition under William Edward Parry comprising HMS "Hecla" and HMS "Griper" reaches longitude 112°51' W in the Northwest Passage, the furthest west which will be attained by any single-season voyage for 150 years."Journal of a Voyage to Discover a North-west Passage". 1821.
The 'Ai Noa Movement takes power in Hawaii.
Saturday, December 14, 1799
The Nawab (provincial governor) of Oudh in northern India sends to George III of England the Padshah Nama, an official history of the reign of Shah Jahan.
The small town of Tignish, PE, Canada is founded.
Dutch government takes over Dutch East India Company.
12-year-old Conrad John Reed finds what he describes as a heavy yellow rock along Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County
, North Carolina
and makes it a doorstop in his home. Conrad's father John Reed learns that the rock is actually gold in 1802
, initiating the first gold rush in the United States.
Eli Whitney, holding a 1798 United States government contract for the manufacture of muskets, is introduced by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. to the French concept of interchangeable parts, an origin of the American system of manufacturing.
The Place Royale in Paris is renamed "Place des Vosges
" when the Department of Vosges becomes the first to pay new Revolutionary taxes.
The assassination of the 14th Tu'i Kanokupolu
, Tukuʻaho, plunges Tonga into half a century of civil war.
Sunday, December 14, 1788
Annual British iron production reaches 68,000 tons.
Tuesday, December 14, 1756
he play "Douglas
" is performed for the first time in Edinburgh
, with overwhelming success, in spite of the opposition of the local church presbytery
, who summoned Alexander Carlyle
to answer for having attended its representation. However, it fails in its early promise to set up a new Scottish dramatic tradition.
First chocolate-candy factory begins operations in Germany.
Thursday, December 14, 1702
Saturday, December 14, 1697
The Manchus of the Qing Dynasty conquers Outer Mongolia.
The Royal African Company loses its monopoly on the slave trade.
Thursday, December 14, 1595
Sultan Murad, 4th son of Emperor Akbar of the Mughal Empire invades Ahmednagar Sultanate which is bravely defended by Chand Bibi.
Probable first performance of William Shakespeare's plays "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in London.ref name=CBH
Monday, December 4, 1542 (Julianian calendar)
of Scots, becomes queen at the age of only one week.
The first contact of Japan with the West occurs when a Portuguese ship, blown off its course to China, lands Fernão Mendes Pinto, Diogo Zeimoto and Cristovão Borralho in Japan.
Sunday, December 7, 1287 (Julianian calendar)
The Altar of St. James at the Cathedral of San Zeno in Pistoia, Italy ndash a masterwork of the silversmithing trade containing nearly a ton of silver ndash is begun it will not be completed for nearly 200 years.
In the Netherlands
, a fringing barrier between the North Sea and a shallow lake collapses, causing the fifth largest flood in recorded history which creates the Zuider Zee
inlet and kills over 50,000 people it also gives sea access to Amsterdam
, allowing its development as an important port city.
In Aragon, the "Uniones", an aristocratic uprising, forces the Crown to make concessions to the nobility.ref name=JMC
King Edward I of England
arrests the heads of Jew
ish households, and demands their communities pay hefty ransoms for their release.
The Italian city of Sienna
exacts a forced loan on its taxpayers for the first time. This is a common fixture of medieval public finance.
In the English Fenland
through the vehemence of the wind and the violence of the sea, the monastery of Spalding
and many churches are overthrown and destroyed All the whole country in the parts of Holland
was for the most part turned into a standing pool so that an intolerable multitude of men, women and children were overwhelmed with the water, especially in the town of Boston
, a great part thereof was destroyed.ref name=wheeler, ing "Stow's chronicle" of 1287
Tuesday, December 7, 1154 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, December 10, 872 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, December 10, 867 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 10, 835 (Julianian calendar)