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)
- 1782The Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon lifts off on its first test flight.
- 1836The Toledo War unofficially ends.
- 1902The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
- 1903The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
- 1958The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
- 1981Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel’s Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.
- 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.
- 2004Cuba and Venezuela found the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
- 2004The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
Who were born on December 14?
- 1720Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794)
- 1916Shirley Jackson, American writer (d. 1965)
- 1927Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d. 1998)
- 1938Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian
- 1941Karan Armstrong, American soprano
- 1947Dilma Rousseff, current President of Brazil
- 1953René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
- 1954Steven MacLean, Canadian astronaut
- 1981Shaun Marcum, American baseball player
- 1985Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer
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