On This Day: December 14th
This is 349th day of the year and 17 days remain in the year.
Adam Lanza, age 20, killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. The victims included 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7. Lanza killed himself while still inside the school.
George Washington died at age 67.
Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.
DNA synthesized for the first time.
Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Nobel Peace laureate Andrei D. Sakharov died in Moscow at age 68.
Adam Lanza, age 20, forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people. The victims included 20 children between the ages of six and seven.
December 14 BirthdaysNostradamus1503–1566, French astrologer and physician.
James Doolittleaviator, military leader
Michael Owensoccer player
Vanessa Anne Hudgensactor
John Mercer Langstonpublic official, diplomat, educator