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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 1, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,578,960,000 seconds 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 11 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 2,580 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
Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka “the Black Panther”.
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.
Who were born on January 14?
Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French governor (d. 1786)
Mehmed VI, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1926)
Nina Ricci, Italian-born French fashion designer (d. 1970)
Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician
Richard Briers, English actor
Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
Lawrence Kasdan, American director
Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist
Who died on January 14?
Ladislaus II of Hungary (b. 1131)
George Berkeley, Irish theologian (b. 1685)
Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
Zübeyde Hanım, Mother of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (b. 1857)
Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)
King Frederick IX of Denmark (b. 1899)
Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
Jerry Nolan, American rock drummer (The New York Dolls) (b. 1946)
Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
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