80 Years Ago—December 14, 1939: The League of Nations expels the USSR in response to the Soviet invasion of Finland.
75 Years Ago—Dec. 14, 1944: US Navy Task Force 38 carrier aircraft attack airfields on Luzon in the Philippines, destroying 170 Japanese aircraft.
US authorizes ranks of fleet admiral and general of the army as new 5-star ranks.
Movie premiere of National Velvet, starring Mickey Rooney and twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor.