On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 receives baboon bone marrow transplant

Agreement of InterestDayton Agreement

1995 The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton

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The full and official signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris, France
The full and official signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris, France
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  • 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 and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
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
  • 2016 University of Toronto scientists present findings of the world's oldest water - 2 billion years old from a mine in Canada
  • 2016 Amazon announces its 1st delivery by drone 2 km from their warehouse in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Raphael in Vatican Museum, painted 1520

Painter and Architect Raphael
Painter and Architect
  • 2017 US media regulator the Federal Communications Commission votes to end net neutrality
  • 2017 Train ploughs into a school bus cutting it in half, killing 4 children and injuring 20 near Perpignan, France
  • 2017 Suicide bomber kills at least 18 police officers at a training centre parade in Mogadishu, Somalia, Islamic group al-Shabab claim responsibility
  • 2017 British surgeon Simon Bramhall admits to branding the liver of 2 patients with his initials
  • 2017 Australian government establishes a Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • 2018 Report by Reuters US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson knew for decades their talc was contaminated with asbestos

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