What Happened on December 14

Historical Events

  • 644 Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam
  • 1287 During St. Lucia's Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history
  • 1542 Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old
  • 1911 Norwegian Roald Amundsen leads the 1st expedition to reach the South Pole
  • 1995 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
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Did You Know?

Birth of Quantum Physics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.

On December 14, 1900

Famous Weddings

  • 1490 Anna van Bretagne marries a proxy Maximilian of Austria
  • 1780 US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
  • 1984 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 1985 "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)
  • 2005 Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India
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