The Daily News | December 14

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Swiss naturalist, died, 1873
King James V died, 1542
Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov, Soviet physicist, died, 1989
Prince Albert died, 1861
Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses Simpson Grant, died, 1902
Myrna Loy, actress, died, 1993
Streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany, New York), 1934
Alabama became the 22nd US state, 1819
Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to pass another world (Venus), 1962
Walter Lippmann, journalist, died, 1974
Captain Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole, 1911
New York voted to be the UN headquarters, 1946
Bank robbery in Geronimo, Oklahoma (4 killed and 3 wounded - $17,000 stolen), 1984
George Washington, first US president, died, 1799
First military operation of the American Revolution (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 1774
USSR was expelled from the League of Nations, 1939
Longest soccor US soccor match (UCLA 1 - American University 0 in eighth overtime), 1985
Howard Cosell retired from Monday Night Football, 1984