What happened this day in history January 14

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, 27,368,640 minutes 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

  • 1129
    Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
  • 1301
    Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
  • 1724
    King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
  • 1761
    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.
  • 1814
    Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
  • 1950
    The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
  • 1960
    The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
  • 1972
    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
  • 1973
    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.

Who were born on January 14?

  • 1741
    Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)
  • 1941
    Faye Dunaway, American actress
  • 1948
    Carl Weathers, American actor
  • 1949
    Lawrence Kasdan, American director
  • 1954
    Jim Duggan, American professional wrestler
  • 1964
    Mark Addy, British actor
  • 1970
    Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Clive Clarke, Irish footballer
  • 1981
    Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football player
  • 1984
    Brandon Meriweather, American football player

Who died on January 14?

  • 1701
    Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (b. 1628)
  • 1833
    Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)
  • 1888
    Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer (b. 1813)
  • 1898
    Lewis Carroll, English writer and mathematician (b. 1832)
  • 1937
    Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1961
    Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)
  • 1977
    Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1897)
  • 1978
    Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1995
    Sir Alexander Gibson, Scottish conductor (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)

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