Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

Lee grants truce to attend to wounded at Fredericksburg 150 years ago today (1862)


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.

Astronaut Eugene Cernan becomes last person on the Moon 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Apollo 17 "On The Shoulders of Giants" - NASA Space Program &' (final steps on the Moon at 20:16)

(Thursday, December 14, 1972, 12:41 a.m. EST) — Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, 38, climbed into the lunar module Challenger early this morning, following after Harrison Schmitt, to become the last person to have set foot on the moon. Continue reading Astronaut Eugene Cernan becomes last person on the Moon 40 years ago this hour (1972)