On December 14 like today, but in 1782, the Montgolfier brothers carried out the first test flight of a balloon in France. Both achieved that a ball of silk of 18 cubic cubic meters reaches 250 meters of altitude. This is one of the key moments in the history of hot air balloons.
Also on December 14, although in 1972 Eugene Cernan became the last man to step on the moon on the Apollo mission. Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt completed the Apollo 17 spacecraft activity.
You want to know more? Discover the ephemeris of December 14 and see what happened, who was born and who died on a day like today. Also, do not miss what is celebrated, the horoscope and today’s saints.
What happened on December 14?
1788: Carlos IV becomes king of Spain after the death of his father, Carlos III.
1852: Federico Roncali Ceruti is appointed president of the Council of Ministers in Spain.
1900: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black body radiation law and gives rise to quantum mechanics.
1920: The House of Lords approves the division of Ireland into two autonomous territories between the Protestant and the Catholic part.
1927: In Spain Iberia makes its first commercial flight from Madrid to Barcelona.
1930: Galán and García Hernández, responsible for the uprising in Jaca (Spain), were shot.
1937: The Massacre of Nanjing, then capital of China, by invaders from Japan continues.
1939: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
1942: The law of Compulsory Health Insurance is approved in Spain.
1947: The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu football stadium is inaugurated in Madrid (Spain).
1950: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is created.
1955: Spain joins the UN along with other countries such as Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos or Portugal.
1958: The Third Soviet Antarctic Expedition is the first to reach the pole of relative inaccessibility.
1982: UNESCO declares the historic center of Old Havana (Cuba) as a World Heritage Site.
1987: The Cortes of Castilla y León approve that Valladolid is the capital of Castilla y León.
1988: The Spanish unions UGT and CC. OO. They call a general strike that forced the government of Felipe González to withdraw its labor reform.
1990: Twelve people from the El Templo del Mediodia sect commit suicide by ingesting methyl alcohol Tijuana (Mexico).
2012: In an elementary school in Connecticut (United States) there is a massacre that leaves 28 dead.
2020: The ‘eclipse of the century’ occurs, which darkened part of the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile. It won’t be repeated until 2048.
Who was born on December 14?
1727: François-Hubert Drouais, French painter.
1895: George VI, King of the United Kingdom between 1936 and 1952.
1920: Orlando Pelayo, Spanish painter.
1922: Nikolai Básov, Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 1964.
1940: Paco Camino, Spanish bullfighter.
1942: Juan Diego, Spanish actor.
1946: Jane Birkin, British actress and singer.
1947: Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician.
1949: Cliff Williams, British bass player.
1976: Santi Ezquerro, Spanish soccer player.
1987: Ana María Polvorosa, Spanish actress.
1988: Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer.
1991: Mitsuki Takahata, Japanese actress and singer.
1992: Claudia Traisac, Spanish actress.
1993: Antonio Giovinazzi, Italian speed racing driver.
Who died on December 14?
1788: Carlos III, King of Spain between 1759 and 1788.
1799: George Washington, American military man, president between 1789 and 1797.
1909: Agustín Querol, Spanish sculptor.
1914: Giovanni Sgambati, Italian composer, conductor and pianist.
1984: Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet, Nobel Prize for Literature.
1984: Alberto Fernández Blanco, Spanish cyclist.
1986: Pedro Sainz Rodríguez, Spanish writer and politician.
1989: Andrei Sakharov, Soviet physicist, Nobel Peace Prize winner.
2001: WG Sebald, German writer.
2003: Jeanne Crain, American actress.
2019: Anna Karina, Danish actress and singer.
What is celebrated on December 14?
On December 14, the International Day of Radio and Television in favor of Children and International Monkey Day.
December 14 horoscope
All who were born on December 14 have the zodiac sign Sagittarius according to the horoscope.
Santoral of December 14
The December 14 is the saints of San Juan de la Cruz, San Agnelo, San Ares, San Atheist, San Dioscorus, Santa Dróside, San Elías, San Folcuino, San Folenino, San Herón, San Matroniano, San Nicasio, San Pompeyo, Saints Tirso, Leucio, Calínico and companions , martyrs and Saint Venancio Fortunato.
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