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 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

  • 1129
    Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
  • 1343
    Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
  • 1814
    Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
  • 1907
    An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
  • 1952
    NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
  • 1954
    Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 1967
    Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
  • 1975
    Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka “the Black Panther”.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 14?

  • 1705
    Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French governor (d. 1786)
  • 1861
    Mehmed VI, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1926)
  • 1883
    Nina Ricci, Italian-born French fashion designer (d. 1970)
  • 1892
    Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
  • 1919
    Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician
  • 1934
    Richard Briers, English actor
  • 1935
    Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1945
    Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
  • 1949
    Lawrence Kasdan, American director
  • 1983
    Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist

Who died on January 14?

  • 1163
    Ladislaus II of Hungary (b. 1131)
  • 1753
    George Berkeley, Irish theologian (b. 1685)
  • 1915
    Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
  • 1923
    Zübeyde Hanım, Mother of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (b. 1857)
  • 1957
    Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1972
    King Frederick IX of Denmark (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 1991
    Jerry Nolan, American rock drummer (The New York Dolls) (b. 1946)
  • 2001
    Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)

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