14 December 2021: This day in history

644: Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam

1287: During St. Lucia’s Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history

1542: Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

1774: First incident of American Revolution – 400 New Hampshire militiamen successfully attack Fort William and Mary

1911: Norwegian Roald Amundsen’s expedition is the 1st to each the South Pole

1995: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton


Source: Onthisday.com

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