On This Day: December 14th
This is 348th day of the year and 17 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—16 Kislev 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 19th day of the 11th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
In 2012, 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.
1503–1566, French astrologer and physician.
James Doolittleaviator, military leader
Michael Owensoccer player
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John Mercer Langstonpublic official, diplomat, educator
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.