December 14

This Day in History

2004

World’s Tallest Bridge Is Dedicated

"On this day in 2004, the Millau Viaduct, which broke a number of world records for bridge height, was formally dedicated. Traversing the Tarn valley in France, the bridge was designed by the British … (more...)

1911

Amundsen Reaches South Pole

Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first explorer to reach the South Pole, beating his British rival, Robert Falcon Scott. In early 1911, Amundsen sailed his ship into Antarctica's Bay of Whales and … (more...)

1703

Revenge of the 47 Ronin

"On this day in 1703, abiding by a moral code of bravery, loyalty, and honour, 47 ronin, or leaderless samurai, avenged the death of their leader in one of the most famous episodes of Japanese … (more...)