11 Things That Happened On Hedge Fund Guru John Paulson's Birthday

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John Paulson was born on December 14th (1955 for those who care about such things).

Here's a few other things that happened on December 14th down the years:

1. Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots (1542)

2. George Washington, first President of the United States, dies (1799)

3. Alabama becomes the 22nd US state (1819) 

4. 1st table tennis tournament is held - at the London Royal Aquarium (1901)

5. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole (1911)

6. The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland (1939)

7. DNA is synthesized for the first time (1967)

8. Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity of the Apollo 17 mission. (1972)

9. Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC (1977)

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

11. WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange is released on bail after allegations of sexual assault (2011)

 

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