On this day: December 14

POSTED: 08:12 PM PST Dec 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 13, 2014 

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 - Norman Fell
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1998: Actor Norman Fell, most famous for his role as landlord Mr. Roper on the sitcom "Three's Company" and its spin-off, "The Ropers," dies of cancer at the age of 74 in Los Angeles.

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