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December 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 14

December 14th observes Monkey Day and Bouillabaisse Day.

We are now on day 348 out of 365, and we’re getting very close to the end of the year with only 17 days remaining.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Sagittarius.

If this day is your birthday or special to you in some way, then you’ll want to learn all about the events that all fell on December 14th in history.

Did you know that on this day in 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had its world premiere? It was the first Star Wars film to not extensively involve Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 14th in history!

What Happened On December 14 In History?

2017

A British surgeon admitted to branding his initials on patients’ livers.

Simon Bramhall, an accomplished surgeon, confessed to using an argon beam to etch his initials onto the livers of two transplant receivers. Fortunately this did not damage either liver, however he was charged for assault and fined £10,000.
Source CNN
2017

A suicide bomber made an attack in Mogadishu, Somalia.

During a police training center parade, a bomber disguised as a policeman, blew himself at the police academy. The attack killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 other people. The militant Islamist group al-Shabab took credit for the explosion, which is allied to al-Qaeda.
Source BBC
2016

Amazon announced its first drone delivery.

OTD in 2016: Amazon announced its first drone delivery.
Amazon revealed that they had their first order delivery by drone to a house in Cambridge, an order consisting of an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn. The delivery took just 13 minutes.
2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens directed by J.J. Abrams had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

1995

The Dayton Agreement was signed in Paris by leaders of various governments. This ended the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

OTD in 1995: The Dayton Agreement was signed in Paris by leaders of various governments. This ended the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
1993

Philadelphia premiered in Century City, California. It was one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme.

1980

At 2 PM EST, there was a 10 minute moment of silence in memory of John Lennon.

1911

A Norwegian expedition became the first to ever reach the geographical South Pole – led by Roald Amundsen.

1819

Alabama became the 22nd state to join the United States of America.

1542

Princess Mary Stuart succeeded her father James V and became Queen Mary I of Scotland at just six days old.

557

The capital city of the Roman Empire, Constantinople, was severely damaged by an earthquake.

Did you know that on this day, December 14th 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had its world premiere?