Today in History, Dec 14th!

By | December 14, 2012
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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, December 14th!

1799 George Washington dies on his Mount Vernon estate. George Washington Dead at Mt Vernon
1819 Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state.
1861 Prince Albert, husband of Britain’s Queen Victoria, died in London.
1863 Confederate General James Longstreet attacks Union troops at Bean’s Station, Tenn.
1863 President Abraham Lincoln grants amnesty to the widow of Confederate General B.H. Helm after she swears allegiance to the Union. Mrs. Helm is the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln.
1900 Max Planck presents the quantum theory at the Physics Society in Berlin.

Max Planck

Max Planck

1906 The first U1 submarine is brought into service in Germany. Italy’s MAS torpedo boats.
1908 The first truly representative Turkish Parliament opens.
1909 The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a “declaration of war” on U.S. Steel.
1911 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.
1920 The League of Nations creates a credit system to aid Europe.
1939 The League of Nations drops the Soviet Union from its membership. Joseph Avenol sold out the League of Nations.
1941 German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel orders the construction of defensive positions along the European coastline. Desperate Hours on Omaha Beach
1946 The United Nations adopt a disarmament resolution prohibiting the A-Bomb.
1949 Bulgarian ex-Premier Traicho Kostov is sentenced to die for treason in Sofia.

Traicho Kostov

Traicho Kostov

1960 A U.S. Boeing B-52 bomber sets a 10,000-mile non-stop record without refueling.
1979 The album “London Calling” by the Clash was released.
1980 NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and West.
1981 Israel annexed the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967.
1985 Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
1993 A Colorado judge struck down as unconstitutional the state’s voter-approved ban on gay rights laws.
2000 The Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner.
2006 South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon was sworn in as the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations.
2008 An Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad; Bush was not hit.

Today in history facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG Historynet.com, HistoryOrb.com, and On This Day blogs from my blogroll.

Author: Today in History

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history!