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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Died

  • George Washington (1st U.S. president)
  • Prince Albert (husband and Prince Consort of Queen Victoria)
  • Roger Maris (baseball player)
  • Peter O'Toole (actor)
  • Alan Thicke (actor)

Born

  • Frances Bavier (actress)
  • Spike Jones (comedian & musician)
  • Mel Bartholomew (construction engineer and gardener known for his Square Foot Gardening method)
  • Charlie Rich (musician)
  • Patty Duke (actress)
  • KaDee Strickland (actress)
  • Vanessa Hudgens (actress)

Events

  • First recorded meteorite in the New World fell in Weston, Connecticut
  • Alabama is admitted to the Union as the 22nd state
  • First expedition reached the South Pole, led by Roald Amundsen
  • Tilt-a-Whirl trademark registered
  • Diplogen suggested for isotope name
  • National Velvet, a film featuring a young Elizabeth Taylor, premiered in New York
  • Captain Sue Dauser, Navy Nurse Corps, received the Distinguished Service Medal
  • Scotchguard carpet treatment patented
  • Charles Schulz, creator of the comic strip Peanuts, announced he would retire
  • The Millau Viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, was formally opened in France
  • 5.6-lb. avocado grown in Kahului, Hawaii, set world record for heaviest

Weather

  • A major cold wave across the country marked the beginning of one of the most severe winters in U.S. history
  • The temperature at Helena, Montana, fell 79 degrees in 24 hours

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