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DatePlaceEvent
0557-12-14Byzantine EmpireEarthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre in Constantinople. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/557_Constantinople_earthquake
0835-12-14ChinaSweet Dew Incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Dew_Incident
0872-12-14RomePope Adrian II died. John VIII became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Adrian_II
1287-12-14NetherlandsSt. Lucia’s Flood, 50,000+ killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lucia%27s_flood
1542-12-14ScotlandMary Stuart became Queen of Scots. http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=mary_scots
1751-12-14AustriaTheresian Military Academy founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresian_Military_Academy
1757-12-14Ottoman EmpireBattle of Khresili. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khresili
1782-12-14FranceMongolfier brothers’ first Air balloon test flight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgolfier_brothers For Video click More …
1812-12-14Russian EmpireFrench Invasion ended (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_invasion_of_Russia
1814-12-14USABattle of Lake Borgne (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Borgne
1819-12-14USAAlabama became 22nd State. http://www.50states.com/alabama.htm
1896-12-14UKGlasgow Underground Railway, Scotland, opened. http://glasgowtransport.co.uk/subway.html
1911-12-14South PoleRoald Amundsen’s team became first to reach here. http://www.south-pole.com/p0000101.htm For Video click More …
1918-12-14PortugalPresident Sidónio Pais assassinated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid%C3%B3nio_Pais
1920-12-14UKHandley Page O/400 crashed at Cricklewood Aerodrome, London, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19201214-0
1932-12-14USATWA plane crashed at Amarillo-English Field, Texas, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19321214-0
1942-12-14UzbekistanAeroflot plane crashed near Tashkent, 36 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421214-2
1944-12-14BurmaBattle of Bhamo ended (WWII). https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=145
1944-12-14PhilippinesRAAF plane missing near Manila Bay, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441214-0
1946-12-14PhilippinesFar East Air Transport plane crashed at Mount Banahaur, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461214-0