2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 14, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 14 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1922 - Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer who created 60 Minutes (d. 2009)
1943 - Emmett Tyrrell, American journalist, author and publisher who founded The American Spectator
1946 - Patty Duke, American actress (Valley of the Dolls) (d. 2016)
1799 - George Washington, American General and politician who became the 1st President of the United States (b. 1732)
2013 - Janet Dailey, American author who has sold more than 300 million copies of her books worldwide (b. 1944)
2013 - Peter O'Toole, British-Irish actor (Lawrence of Arabia) (b. 1932)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1780 - Founding father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler
1997 - French film director Luc Besson marries Russian-American actress Milla Jovovich
Quote of the Day
Today December 14 is Monkey Day!
Half the 262 species of monkeys in the world are threatened with extinction. Fifty-eight of the threatened species live in South and Central America, 46 in Asia and 26 in Africa. Of these, 24 monkeys are critically endangered, with an extremely high chance of soon becoming extinct in the wild. ~ From Most Endangered Monkeys by Liz Osborn
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1287 - Over 50,000 people are killed when the Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses
1542 - Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of one week old on the death of her father, James V. of Scotland
1814 - During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana
1819 - Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. State
1836 - The U.S. Congress's terms for admitting Michigan as a U.S. State are accepted
1902 - The first Pacific telegraph cable from San Francisco to Honolulu is laid by the Commercial Pacific Cable Company
1903 - In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer
1911 - The first to reach the South Pole is Roald Amundsen and his team, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting
1918 - Women can vote for the first time in the 1918 United Kingdom General Election
1939 - The League of Nations expels the Soviet Union for invading Finland
1955 - Albania, Austria Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania and Spain all join the United Nations through the United Nations Security Council Resolution 109
1994 - Construction starts on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China
1999 - Vargas, Venezuela has torrential rains that cash flash floods that kill thousands of people, destroy thousands of homes, and cause the complete collapse of the State's infrastructure
2004 - The tallest bridge in the World, the Millau Viaduct is inaugurated near Millau, France
2012 - Twenty-eight people, including the gunman are killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in Sandy Hook, Connecticut
2020 - A total solar eclipse is visible from southern South America, the South Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the South Pacific Ocean
This Day in Music
1968 - Motown artis hold the top three spots on the Hot 100: 1) I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gay 2) Love Child by The Supremes and 3) For Once in My Life by Stevie Wonder
1972 - Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts is certified Gold
1974 - Lady is released by Styx
1995 - During the TV special Sinatra: 80 Years My Way honoring Frank Sinatra, Little Richard, Bob Dyland and Bruce Springsteen are among the performers
This Day in Sports
1901 - The first table tennis tournament is held at the London Royal Aquarium
1953 - The Brooklyn Dogers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
1982 - The LA Kings Marcel Dionne becomes that 9th NHLer to score 500 goals
1997 - Phoenix Coyote winger Mike Gartner becomes the 5th NHLer to score 700 goals
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Intransitive) To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.
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