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 - Golan Heights
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1981: Israel's Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights, the area captured and occupied by Israel from Syria in the Six-Day War. The move, which was considered annexation by its critics, would be condemned internationally and determined null and void by United Nations Security Council Resolution 497.

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