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This Day in History: Dec. 14

1799 George Washington dies at Mount Vernon, VA, after an attack of acute laryngitis.
1819 Alabama is admitted to the Union as the 22d state.
1911 Norwegian Roald Amundsen , with 4 men and sled dogs, becomes the first explorer to reach the South Pole.
1918 In Great Britain, women vote for the first time.
1981 Israel annexes the Golan Heights, which it has occupied since 1967.
1993 In Geneva, Switzerland , representatives of 117 countries conclude the GATT treaty to reduce tariffs and eliminate trade quotas.
1995 The Dayton Peace Accords on Bosnia are formally signed in Paris, France. They divide Bosnia and Hercegovina into a Muslim-Croat federation (51%) and a Serb republic (49%), with Sarajevo as the national capital.
1999 The United States officially hands over control of the Panama Canal to Panama.


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