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On this day: December 14

Published On: Dec 12 2012 10:12:02 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.

OTD December 14 - South Pole
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1911: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.

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