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Notable Historical Events for December 14th

1920Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

1997Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

1918Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

2008President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.

1542Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

1980Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1967Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

1992Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

1982Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

1941Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York

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Notable Birthdays on December 14th

1896James Doolittle, Alameda California, USAF General (Raid on Tokyo 1942)

1546Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose), (d. 1601)

1916Shirley Jackson, San Francisco, California, writer (Road Through the Wall), (d. 1965)

1503Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, astrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)

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Notable Weddings on December 14th

2010WWF wrestler Hulk Hogan (57) marries 2nd wife Jennifer McDaniel in Clearwater Florida

1780US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York

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Notable Deaths on December 14th

1799George Washington, 1st president USA (1789-97), dies at 66

1989Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

1985Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51

1974Walter Lippmann, American journalist (Public Opinion), dies at 85

1476vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431)

1993Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

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