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This Day in History: December 14

December 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1542 - Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots.
  2. 1782 - The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifts off on its first test flight.
  3. 1819 - Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
  4. 1903 - The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer atKitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  5. 1972 - Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extra-vehicular activity(EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Nostradamus (French astrologer), Edward Tatum (American geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate), Nikolay Basov (Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Don Hewitt (American television producer, created 60 Minutes), Junior J. Spurrier (American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient)

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