On This Day in History for December 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 124 of 124

  • 1981 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
  • 1984 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
  • 1985 US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin
  • 1986 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
  • 1987 Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new
  • 1988 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
  • 1988 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
  • 1990 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
  • 1991 Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
  • 1992 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia
  • 1993 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
  • 1994 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China
  • 1995 AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant
  • 1995 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
  • 1999 Flash floods in Venezuela after torrential rainfall results in the deaths of thousands of people and causes a total collapse in the state's infrastructure
  • 2003 President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2004 The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

2008 President George W. Bush make his fourth and final trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2012 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
  • 2012 Australian Joel Parkinson wins the 2012 ASP World Tour
  • 2012 Gene Wolfe wins the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2014 Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • 2015 Bus plunges off bridge into Balboa River near Argentina city of Rosario de la Frontera, killing 43 frontier police on board

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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