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December 14th History

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Did you know that Santa Claus has his own army? 

He keeps it in his sleevie.

December 14th In Pop Culture History

1287 - St. Lucia's Flood, Netherlands

1656 - Imitation pearls were first manufactured by a Frenchman, named Jacquin.

1852 - Cullen Whipple, of Providence, R.I., patented (# 9477) his "Mechanism for Pointing and Threading Screw-Blanks in the Same Machine." Prior to that screws were generally made with a flat tip. His machine made them pointy.

1900 - Max Planck demonstrated that energy can exhibit characteristics of physical matter, in certain situations, introducing quantumn mechanics. Previously, energy was considered a form only in wavelengths.

1902 - The Commercial Pacific Cable Company laid the first Pacific telegraph cable, from San Francisco to Honolulu.

1911 - Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first explorer to reach the South Pole.

1959 - #1 Hit December 14, 1959 - December 27, 1959: Guy Mitchell - Heartaches by the Number

1968 - #1 Hit December 14, 1968 - January 31, 1969: Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine

1977 - Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, opened in theaters.

1984 - Dune, Starman, 1984, A Passage to India and the Cotton Club debuted in theaters.

1986 - Voyager, the experimental aircraft piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world, in nine days.

1990 - Mermaids was released in theaters.

2001 - Vanilla Sky debuted in theaters.

2006 - King Kong debuted in theaters.

2007 - I Am Legend & Alvin and the Chipmunks debuted in theaters.

2012 - Adam Lanza entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, and shot 26 people, and then himself. 20 children were killed in the attack.

2012 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in theaters.

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