December 14th – This date in history:
In 1287, floods caused by the collapse of the Zoidel embankment in the Netherlands killed more than 50,000 people.
In 1799, George Washington, the leader of the War of Independence and the first president of the United States, died at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
In 1819, Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.
In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach Antarctica. The world will have to wait until March 7, 1912 before knowing Amundsen’s victorious feat.
In 1972, Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan re-entered the lunar module. This is the last man to walk on the moon.
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In 1988, the United States first announced the start of a “substantial dialogue” with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
In 1989, Andrei Sakharov, the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, a dissident, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner for human rights, died at the age of 68.
In 1995, the signing of a peace treaty at a ceremony in Paris officially ended the four-year civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2005, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the Holocaust as a “myth” and called for Israel to move to Europe or North America.
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In 2006, an official British police investigation into the death of Princess Diana in a car accident in Paris in 1997 concluded that it was an accident and did not include any conspiracy or misconduct.
In 2012, 27 people, including 20 children, were killed by gunmen at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New Town, Connecticut, and then committed suicide. According to police, Kuroko attacker Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother before going to school.
In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission abolished the Obama-era net neutrality rules and relaxed regulations on Internet service providers.
In 2019, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy.
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