On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Australian government establishes a Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • British surgeon Simon Bramhall admits to branding the liver of 2 patients with his initials
  • Suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520

Painter and Architect Raphael
Painter and Architect
Raphael
  • The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion
  • Train ploughs into a school bus cutting it in half, killing 4 children and injuring 20 near Perpignan, France
  • US media regulator the Federal Communications Commission votes to end net neutrality

Famous Deaths

  • Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), dies at 80
  • Yú Guāngzhōng [Yu Kwang-chung], Taiwanese poet, essayist, and translator (Nostalgia), dies from respiratory failure at 89