December 14: Day of the Week
December 14, 2020 is the 349th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 17 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
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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)
- 557Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake.
- 1542Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots.
- 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.
- 1812The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
- 1909New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signed the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
- 1911Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
- 1964American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States – The United States Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Congress can use the Constitution’s Commerce Clause power to fight discrimination.
- 1994Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
- 2004Cuba and Venezuela found the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1546Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (d. 1601)
- 1852Daniel De Leon, South American socialist (d. 1914)
- 1870Karl Renner, President of Austria (d. 1950)
- 1902Frances Bavier, American actress (d. 1989)
- 1909Edward Tatum, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1975)
- 1918James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994)
- 1946Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
- 1954Alan Kulwicki, American NASCAR driver (d. 1993)
- 1977Jamie Peacock, English rugby league footballer
- 1982Steve Sidwell, English footballer
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