14 December It Happened Today
1799 Death of George Washington.
1861 Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, dies of typhoid.
1906 The first German submarine, the U1, enters service
1926 The British author Agatha Christie was found in a Harrogate hotel staying under an assumed name. She had been missing from her Surrey home since 3 December.
1935 Birth of American actress Lee Remick.
1973 John Paul Getty II is set free by kidnappers after a ransom is paid.