On this day: December 14

Published: Dec 12 2012 11:12:02 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 02:00:00 AM EST

George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.

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1503: Nostradamus, a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide, is born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France.

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