14th December

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2003 Saddam Hussein is captured Saddam Hussein is captured by US soldiers, he was found hiding in the cellar of a farmhouse about 10 miles from his home town of Tikrit.
1989 Andrei Sakharov dies Andrei Sakharov dies in Moscow aged 68.
1972 Apollo 17 returns to Earth Apollo 17 returns to Earth bringing an end to America's lunar exploration programme.
1959 Archbishop Makarios is elected president Archbishop Makarios is elected president of Cyprus.
1900 Quantum Theory Unveiled Max Planck unveiled his Quantum theory - that energy comes in minute indivisible packets - analagous to the indivisible atoms of matter
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