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Notable Historical Events for December 14th

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

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

1920Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

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

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

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

1982Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

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.

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Notable Birthdays on December 14th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on December 14th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on December 14th

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

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

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

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

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