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December 14: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(December 14, 1799)
George Washington, the country's first president, passed away at Mount Vernon, his Virginia estate. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 14, 1911)
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who departed Norway for Antarctica in June 1910 and became the first person to reach the South Pole on this date in 1911, is one of the most important individuals in polar exploration history. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on December 14, 2020)
Gérard Houllier, French Football manager (b. 1947).

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