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Notable Historical Events for December 14th

1958Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

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

19282nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man

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

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

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

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

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

2003President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.

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.

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Notable Birthdays on December 14th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on December 14th

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

1984Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

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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

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

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

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