Today in India and World History: December 14

According to Gregory calendar, December 14 is the day number 348 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 349. December 14 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 14. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 14th December:

  • 1287: More than 50,000 people died during the flooding of St. Lucia in the northwestern Netherlands.
  • 1546: Taco Brahe, the famous Danish astronomer and mathematician, is born.
  • 1702: John Churchill is made King of Marlborough.
  • 1708: Prosper Joyot’s ‘Electra’ begins its premiere in Paris.
  • 1782: Charleston, South Carolina is evacuated by the British.
  • 1788: King Charles III of Spain dies and his son Charles IV succeeds him.
  • 1799: America’s first President George Washington died. He was unanimously elected President of the United States.
  • 1799: The first President of the United States, George Washington, died in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • 1805: George Brancken, a British blacksmith, discovered stone coal.
  • 1819: Alabama is accepted as the 22nd US state.
  • 1896: Glasgow subway is the third oldest underground metro opened in the world.
  • 1901: Mahatma Gandhi reaches Rajkot via Porbandar.
  • 1911: Norway explorer Roald Emondson became the first person to reach the South Pole.
  • 1918: British women vote in general elections for the first time.
  • 1918: B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, born in Bellur, Kolar district, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 2014)
  • 1918: Prince Frederick Charles of Hess resigned from the Finnish throne.
  • 1924: Raj Kapoor, the famous filmmaker, director and actor was born.
  • 1931: Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1946: Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected the President of the Constituent Assembly of India.
  • 1953: Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and actor (Octopussy), born in Chennai, India
  • 1960: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was established.
  • 1962: Bharat Arun, Indian cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80’s), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1983: General H.M. Irshad declared himself President of Bangladesh.
  • 1995: The leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia signed the Dayton Treaty in Paris to end the three-and-a-half-year-long Balkan war.
  • 1995: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris.
  • 1998: Disarmament crisis in Iraq: US President Bill Clinton orders an airstrike on Iraq UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
  • 2003: 73 countries signed the first anti-corruption agreement in Merida, Mexico.
  • 2013: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India

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