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Births on this Day
  • 1812-12-14 - Charles J Canning: English Earl / 1st Viceroy of British-Indies
  • 1853-12-14 - Salvador Diaz Miron: Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
  • 1873-12-14 - Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen: Composer
  • 1829-12-14 - John Mercer Langston: 1st black to hold US political office
  • 1832-12-14 - Daniel Harris Reynolds: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
  • 1837-12-14 - William Wells: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 1862-12-14 - John M Acket: Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)

Deaths on this Day
  • 1788-12-14 - Carlos III: King of Naples / Spain (1759-88), dies at 72
  • 1799-12-14 - George Washington: 1st President USA (1789-97), dies at 66
  • 1829-12-14 - Luigi Marchesi: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1849-12-14 - Conradin Kreutzer: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1861-12-14 - Albert: Prince consort of Engld / husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42
  • 1861-12-14 - George HG Earl of Aberdeen: English Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 76
  • 1861-12-14 - Heinrich August Marschner: Composer, dies at 66

Events on this Day
  • 1774-12-14 - Mass militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William and Mary
  • 1782-12-14 - Charleston, SC evacuated by British
  • 1793-12-14 - 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati
  • 1819-12-14 - Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
  • 1825-12-14 - Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins
  • 1849-12-14 - 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)
  • 1863-12-14 - Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee

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