On this day: December 14

Published: Dec 12 2012 11:12:02 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 14 2014 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.

OTD December 14 - Peter O'Toole
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2013: Irish actor Peter O'Toole, perhaps best known for playing T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia," dies in his sleep at age 81 in London, England. O'Toole holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win, earning nods for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket," "The Lion in Winter," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "The Ruling Class," "The Stunt Man," "My Favorite Year" and "Venus." He acknowledged in 2012 that his acting career had ended, bidding a "profoundly grateful farewell" to the industry.

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