What Happened on December 13, 2014

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)
  • A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men
  • Divisions emerge between rich and poor nations at the UN climate change talks in Peru
  • Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
  • Two US soldiers killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), dies at 86