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.


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