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Notable Historical Events for December 14th

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

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

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

1968Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)

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

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

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

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.

1990Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 14th

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on December 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1476vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431)

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

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