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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 1, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 447,384 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 29 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 2,946 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

  • 1301
    Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
  • 1514
    Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
  • 1954
    The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
  • 2004
    The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called “five cross flag”, is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

Who were born on January 14?

  • 1845
    5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor-General of Canada, Viceroy of India (d. 1927)
  • 1919
    Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician
  • 1921
    Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
  • 1943
    José Luis Rodríguez, Venezuelan singer
  • 1943
    Shannon Lucid, American astronaut
  • 1948
    T-Bone Burnett, American producer
  • 1972
    Kyle Brady, American football player
  • 1972
    Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist
  • 1988
    Mikalah Gordon, American singer
  • 1989
    Frankie Sandford, English singer (The Saturdays)

Who died on January 14?

  • 1235
    Saint Sava, Serbian saint (b. 1175)
  • 1331
    Odoric, Italian explorer (b. 1286)
  • 1776
    Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (b. 1713)
  • 1905
    Ernst Abbe, German physicist (b. 1840)
  • 1966
    Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1906)
  • 1978
    Blossom Rock, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1979
    Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
  • 1987
    Douglas Sirk, German-U.S. film director (b. 1900)
  • 2006
    Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)

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