Friday 14 December 2018


Sunrise 08:00
Sunset in 16:50

Sunrise 08:01
Sunset in 16:50

Difference :
-1 minute less

Full moon :
22/12 18:49

New moon :
06/01 02:29

24 jours depuis la dernière lune

It happened one 14 December

1542 : Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland

Aged just six days, Mary Stuart became Queen of ECOOS, following the death of his father on December 14. It will remain on the throne from 1542 to 1567.

1819 : Alabama annexed to the United States

Alabama becomes the 22nd state of the U.S.A.

1911 : Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole

On 14 December 1911, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole. With four men and 52 dogs, Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag, and then became a national hero.

1995 : Dayton Accord

The leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign the Dayton Accord in Paris which ended more than 3 years of conflict.

2004 : Opening of the Millau viaduct

The Millau viaduct is opened. This is the tallest bridge in the world.

2006 : Ban Ki-moon became United Nations secretary general

Ban Ki-moon was appointed Secretary General of the United Nations in New York. He became the eighth Secretary General and took office on 1 January 2007.

2008 : Shoe thrown at George Bush

Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi sends a shoe to the face of President George W Bush at a press conference in Baghdad. He said: "This is a farewell ... you dog!"
He missed the president.

Quote of the day : 14 December

J'ai décidé d'être heureux parce que c'est bon pour la santé.

Birthdays : 14 December

Nostradamus, Astrologer (1503)
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (1824)
Paul Eluard, French poet (1895)
George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1895)
Edward Tatum, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1909)
Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize (1922)
Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (1924)
Lee Remick, American actress (1935)
Henri Dès, Author, composer and performer Swiss (1940)
Jane Birkin, English singer and actress (1946)
Dee Wallace, American actress (1948)
Hanni Wenzel, Skier from Liechtenstein (1956)
Bruno Gaccio, French journalist and humorist (1958)
Don Franklin, Actor (1960)
Nadine Garner, Australian actress (1970)
Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player (1978)
Michael Owen, English footballer (1979)
Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer (1988)

They left us one 14 December

Adrien II, Pope (872)
Frédéric II, German Emperor (1250)
George Washington, First president of the United States of America (1799)
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Consor of Queen Victoria (1861)
Dinah Washington, American singer (1963)
Andreï Sakharov, Soviet physicist (1989)
Myrna Loy, American actress (1993)
Jeanne Crain, American actress (2003)

Tip of the Day : 14 December

Play sports without effort

- Climb the stairs of 2 by 2 stairs slowly.
- Working the abdominos sitting is possible: contract it for several seconds, then release. Movement have to be repeated several times.
- Walk 20 minutes a day.

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