(Thursday, December 14, 1902, 11:17 p.m. local time) — Julia Boggs Dent Grant, wife of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and was First Lady of the United States from 1869 to 1877, died tonight in Washington from heat failure. Grant was 76.
(Thursday, December 14, 1972) — Born to Boogie, a film based around a concert at Wembley Empire Pool starring Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan and T. Rex, premiered today at Oscar’s Cinema in Brewer Street, Soho, London, England.
Directed by Ringo Starr, the film stars Marc Bolan and Starr.
(Friday, December 14, 1962; part of the Mariner program) — The U.S. space probe Mariner 2 passed Venus today at a distance of just over 21,000 miles, transmitting information about the planet, such as its hot surface temperatures and predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere.
Video: 'Fredericksburg: The Wall, December 11, 1862' (Dec. 14, 1862, at 5:22)
(Sunday, December 14, 1862, during the Battle of Fredericksburg, part of the American Civil War) — Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside of the Union Army of the Potomac asked General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia for a truce today to attend to his wounded, which the latter graciously granted.