On This Day in History, December 14

If you love to read historical content during your free time just to know more about the things that happened in the past, take a look at these events that happened in history, on December 14.

  • 1799 – George Washington, the 1st President of the United States, died.
  • 1819 – Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state.
  • 1918 – For the first time in Britain women (over 30) voted in a General Election.
  • 1939 – The USSR was expelled from the League of Nations.
  • 1941Japan and Thailand signed a treaty of alliance.
  • 1946 – The U.N. General Assembly voted to establish the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
  • 1947 – Dilma Rousseff, the 36th president of the United States, was born.
  • 1961 – Tanzania joined the United Nations.
  • 1995 – The presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia signed the Dayton Accords to end fighting in Bosnia.
  • 1997 – Iran’s newest president, Mohammad Khatami, called for a dialogue with the people of the United States.
  • 1997 – Cuban President Fidel Castro declared Christmas 1997 an official holiday to ensure the success of Pope John Paul II’s upcoming visit to Cuba.
  • 1998 – Hundreds of Palestinian leaders renounced a call for the destruction of Israel.
  • 1999 – U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a $5.2 billion fund for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers.
  • 2001European Union leaders agreed to dispatch 3,000-4,000 troops to join an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
  • 2003 – US President George W. Bush announced the capture of Saddam Hussein.
  • 2017 – The Walt Disney Company bought most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion.
  • 2020 – US Attorney General William Barr resigned.
  • 2020 – US Electoral College votes 306-232 to officially affirm Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

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