11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 14th December

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1799 - George Washington dies

2. 1911 - Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first explorer to reach the South Pole

3. 1931 - The world's most recognized luxury car makers combine when Rolls-Royce buys Bentley

4. 1955 - The Labour Party elects Hugh Gaitskell as its new leader

5. 1962 - The Mariner 2 space probe becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus

6. 1967 - DNA is synthesized for the first time

7. 1972 - Apollo 17, the last manned space mission to the Moon, returns to Earth, bringing an end to America's programme of lunar exploration

8. 1979 - Footballer Michael Owen is born

9. 1995 - Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign the Dayton Accord in Paris, to end over three years of bitter war

10. 2003 - The ousted President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is arrested after being discovered by US soldiers hiding in a cellar the previous day

11. 2006 - Ban Ki-moon becomes the UN Secretary General

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com


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