December 14th

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The December 14 is the 348th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 349th in leap years ), thus remain 17 days by year end.

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Politics and world events

1751: Leopold Joseph Count Daun
Władysław Gomułka
1981: The Golan Heights


Monte Carlo Casino (founded 1856)

science and technology

Max Planck
2004: The Mars Rover Spirit ( MER-A )
  • 2004: When evaluating the data from the US Mars robot Spirit, there is evidence of the presence of goethite on Mars , a mineral that only forms in the presence of water.
  • 2006: The US spy satellite USA 193 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base .
  • 2007: The 5000th aircraft from the European manufacturer Airbus is delivered. The recipient of the A330-200 is the Australian airline Qantas , which will receive it during a ceremony in Toulouse.


1898: The anniversary city theater at the time of opening
2003: La Fenice Theater
  • 2003: The Teatro La Fenice in Venice , which burned down completely on January 29, 1996 , is reopened with a concert by the Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice under the direction of Riccardo Muti - for the time being only as a concert hall.
  • 2017: The American science fiction film Star Wars: The Last Jedi starts in German cinemas. It is the eighth episode in the Star Wars film series.


1702: The attack on the house of Kira Yoshihisa


  • 0867: Hadrian II is enthroned as the successor to Nicholas I as Pope .
  • 0872: John VIII is enthroned as the new Pope on the anniversary of the death of his predecessor Hadrian II.
  • 1431: The Basel Council sets its goals at its first session. With the extermination of heresy, the unification of all Christian peoples in one church, the end of wars between Christian princes and a reform of the church at its head and members, it undertakes a great program.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


1947: The Nuevo Chamartín Stadium opens in Madrid . Exactly seven years later, it is in honor of former football player and club president of Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium renamed.

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 16th century

Tycho Brahe (* 1546)
  • 1009: Go-Suzaku , 69th Emperor of Japan
  • 1332: Friedrich III. , Landgrave of Thuringia and Margrave of Meissen
  • 1363: Jean Gerson , French theologian, mystic and chancellor of the Paris Sorbonne
  • 1481: Lucas Rem , Augsburg merchant and diary writer

16th to 18th centuries

19th century



Paul Löbe
(* 1875)
  • 1868: Théodore Botrel , French chansonnier
  • 1870: Karl Renner , Austrian politician and lawyer, State Chancellor, Member of the National Council and President, Federal President
  • 1873: Joseph Jongen , Belgian composer and organist
  • 1874: Adam Stegerwald , German politician, co-founder of the Christian trade unions and the CSU, MdL, MdR, Prussian Prime Minister, Reich Minister
  • 1875: Paul Löbe , German politician, Member of the Reichstag, President of the Reichstag, Member of the Bundestag


Morihei Ueshiba (* 1883)
George VI. (* 1895)

20th century


Karl Carstens (* 1914)
Nikolai Bassow (* 1922)



Mike Krüger (* 1951)
Bela B. (* 1962)
Natascha McElhone (* 1969)


Anna-Maria Zimmermann (* 1988)
Vanessa Hudgens (* 1988)


Before the 16th century

George Washington
(† 1799)
Heinrich Christian Burckhardt († 1879)

16th to 18th centuries

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach († 1788)

19th century

Luigi Marchesi († 1829)

20th century




21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .

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