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  1. A photo of a man stealing a wallet in a store was on the bottom of The Lewiston Tribune on December 14, 2007. Above it was an unrelated photo of a man painting a business. Readers noticed both men were wearing the same clothes. They were identified to be the same person leading to his arrest.

  2. When Martha Washington recalled the two saddest days of her life the first was December 14, 1799 when her husband died. The second was in January 1801 when Thomas Jefferson visited Mt Vernon. "Next to the loss of her husband" Jefferson’s visit was the “most painful occurrence of her life.”

  3. On 14 December 1877 he received a German patent for a moving coil inductor which the Bell company later used in a loudspeaker.

  4. On December 14, 1900 he presented a paper to the German Physical Society outlining the Planck postulate which stated that electromagnetic energy could be emitted only in quantized form.

  5. Mating season of European plaice takes place from December to February. European plaice usually travel around 19 miles in 14 days to reach the spawning areas.

  6. About the 2038 problem. A technological glitch that after 03:14:07 UTC, January 19, 2038, clocks on various devices will revert back to December 13, 1901.

  7. Even though the Union was being soundly defeated, Burnside wanted to personally lead another attack on the Confederates on December 14. His subordinates talked him out of it, firmly believing it would be suicidal to launch an assault.

  8. Year 2038 will face the same issue as the Y2K problem on digital systems. The latest time it can represent is 03:14:07 on Tuesday, 19 January 2038 and will follow by 13 December 1901 at 20:45:52

  9. "Bayonnaise" was a 24-gun corvette of the French Navy, launched in 1793 and famous for her capture of HMS Ambuscade on 14 December 1798.

  10. Jean-Louis Pons (24 December 1761 – 14 October 1831) was a French astronomer.Despite humble beginnings and being self-taught, he went on to become the greatest visual comet discoverer of all time: between 1801 and 1827 Pons discovered thirty-seven comets, more than any other person in history.

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On Thursday, December 14, 1961, a Union Pacific train crashed into a school bus at 80 miles per hour, killing 20 schoolchildren. This story was retold in The Rocky Mountain News, titled “The Crossing”.

Today, December 6th, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. It is the 25th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre. A mentally ill man shot 28 people, killing 14 women, claiming that he was "fighting feminism".

In December 2009, an outbreak of anthrax occurred amongst heroin addicts in Glasgow, Scotland, resulting in 14 deaths. The source of the anthrax is believed to be dilution of the heroin with bone meal in Afghanistan.

At 03:14 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038, 32 bit computer systems will not be able to calculate the date and time beyond that and will reset to 13 December 1901. There is no universal fix.

December 14 is Monkey Day, an unofficial international holiday celebrating monkeys and 'all things simian.'