What are the important events that happened on January 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 14: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 14 is the 14th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 1, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 456,144 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetradecagon’ day.
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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 18 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,311 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 14: This Day In History
It is celebrated as New Year’s Day (at least in the 20th and 21st centuries) by countries still following the Julian calendar.
January 14 Historical Events
The “Fundamental Orders”, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas. The Afghan victory changes the course of Indian History.
Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
Elvis Presley’s concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.
Who were born on January 14?
Maria Theresa of Tuscany, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1827)
John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)
John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)
Don Garlits, American race car driver
Sonny Siebert, American baseball player
Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
John Reuben, American hip hop artist
Brandon Meriweather, American football player
Who died on January 14?
Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
Ernst Abbe, German physicist (b. 1840)
Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)
Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1897)
Robert Heger, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)
Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)
Judah Folkman, American medical scientist (b. 1933)
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