This day in history - December 14

This day in history - December 14.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 14, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 14 were connected with events relating to the 557 Constantinople Earthquake, St Lucia's Flood, Accession of Mary Stuart, First Pacific Telegraph Cable, First Attempt to Fly by the Wright Brothers, First Expedition to Reach the South Pole, Expulsion of the Soviet Union from the League of Nations, Isolation of Plutonium, Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster and Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Justinian I, Unfortunately not recorded, James V, Mary Stuart, Lucille Gage, Henry T. Gage, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Roald Amundsen, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting, Joseph Stalin, Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Joseph W. Kennedy, Edwin M. McMillan, Arthur C. Wahl, Ralph Procter and Adam Lanza.

557 Constantinople Earthquake - December 14, 557: On this day in history, December 14, 557, momentous events took place today in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire, with regard to the 557 Constantinople Earthquake. Following some minor earthquakes, a major earthquake struck Constantinople on December 14, 557. At that time, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and ruled by Emperor Justinian I. The city was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 557 were Justinian I. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: 557 Constantinople Earthquake *** Date: December 14, 557 *** Place: Constantinople, Byzantine Empire *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 6th Century *** This day in history ***

St Lucia's Flood - December 14, 1287: On this day in history, December 14, 1287, important events took place today in Netherlands and North Germany, in respect of the St Lucia's Flood. A storm tide hit the Netherlands and Germany on December 14, 1287, the day after St Lucia's Day. The tide destroyed sea walls along the coastline causing the loss of between 50,000 and 80,000 lives, and the destruction of many villages. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1287 were Unfortunately not recorded. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: St Lucia's Flood *** Date: December 14, 1287 *** Place: Netherlands and North Germany *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 13th Century *** This day in history ***

Accession of Mary Stuart - December 14, 1542: On this day in history, December 14, 1542, critical events took place today in Scotland, regarding the Accession of Mary Stuart. Following the death of James V of Scotland on December 14, 1542, Mary Stuart acceded to the Scottish throne becoming Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary abdicated on July 24, 1567, in favour of her son, who became James VI. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1542 were James V, Mary Stuart. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: Accession of Mary Stuart *** Date: December 14, 1542 *** Place: Scotland *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

First Pacific Telegraph Cable - December 14, 1902: On this day in history, December 14, 1902, significant events took place today in California, USA, respecting the First Pacific Telegraph Cable. The ship CS Silvertown began laying the first Pacific telegraph cable, between San Francisco and Honolulu, on December 14, 1902. The San Francisco end was christened by Lucille Gage, the 11 year old daughter of California Governor Henry T. Gage. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1902 were Lucille Gage, Henry T. Gage. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: First Pacific Telegraph Cable *** Date: December 14, 1902 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Technology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Attempt to Fly by the Wright Brothers - December 14, 1903: On this day in history, December 14, 1903, important events took place today in North Carolina, USA, surrounding the First Attempt to Fly by the Wright Brothers. Wilbur and Orville Wright attempted their first flight in the 'Wright Flyer' on December 14, 1903. The attempt took place at the Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina. The flight, with Wilbur at the controls, lasted approximately three seconds. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1903 were Wilbur and Orville Wright. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: First Attempt to Fly by the Wright Brothers *** Date: December 14, 1903 *** Place: North Carolina, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Expedition to Reach the South Pole - December 14, 1911: On this day in history, December 14, 1911, important events took place today in Antarctica, surrounding the First Expedition to Reach the South Pole. Roald Amundsen, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel and Oscar Wisting became the first men to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. They arrived five weeks ahead of Robert Scott's ill fated Terra Nova expedition. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1911 were Roald Amundsen, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: First Expedition to Reach the South Pole *** Date: December 14, 1911 *** Place: Antarctica *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Expulsion of the Soviet Union from the League of Nations - December 14, 1939: On this day in history, December 14, 1939, critical events took place today in Geneva, Switzerland, regarding the Expulsion of the Soviet Union from the League of Nations. The League of Nations, based in Geneva, Switzerland, took the step of expelling the Soviet Union, on December 14, 1939, after the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland, was deemed illegal by the League of Nations . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1939 were Joseph Stalin. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: Expulsion of the Soviet Union from the League of Nations *** Date: December 14, 1939 *** Place: Geneva, Switzerland *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Isolation of Plutonium - December 14, 1940: On this day in history, December 14, 1940, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the Isolation of Plutonium. Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Joseph W. Kennedy, Edwin M. McMillan and Arthur C. Wahl produced and isolated the first plutonium on December 14, 1940, in the University of California, Berkeley. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1940 were Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Joseph W. Kennedy, Edwin M. McMillan, Arthur C. Wahl. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: Isolation of Plutonium *** Date: December 14, 1940 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster - December 14, 1963: On this day in history, December 14, 1963, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster. The Baldwin Hills Reservoir was held in place by three compacted earth dikes and the Baldwin Hills Dam. On the morning of December 14, 1963 , the 1,600 people from the area downstream of the reservoir were evacuated after a leak was found. Later that same afternoon the dam failed killing five people and destroying approximately 300 homes. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 1963 were Ralph Procter. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster *** Date: December 14, 1963 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting - December 14, 2012: On this day in history, December 14, 2012, crucial events took place today in Connecticut, USA, relating to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. Adam Lanza, a 20 year old with mental health problems, shot and killed his mother on the morning of December 14, 2012. He then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School where his shot and killed 6 staff and 20 children aged 6 to 7. Finally he shot and killed himself. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 14, 2012 were Adam Lanza. Facts on this day in History December 14: Events on this day in history: Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting *** Date: December 14, 2012 *** Place: Connecticut, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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