December 14: Day of the Week
December 14, 2021 is the 348th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1751The Theresian Military Academy is founded as the first Military Academy in the world.
- 1782The Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon lifts off on its first test flight.
- 1918Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
- 1961The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
- 1962NASA’s Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
- 1972Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission. To date this is the last manned mission to the moon.
- 1983The 3rd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1992War in Abkhazia: During the Siege of Tkvarcheli, a helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli, Abkhazia, is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, 25 of which are children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
- 1999Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 2004The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1787Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
- 1918James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994)
- 1948Dee Wallace, American actress
- 1953Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
- 1958Spider Stacy, English musician (The Pogues)
- 1966Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Natascha McElhone, English actress
- 1969Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player
- 1972Miranda Hart, British comedienne
- 1985Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer
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