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, 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

  • 1639
    The “Fundamental Orders”, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
  • 1938
    Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
  • 1943
    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.
  • 1969
    An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.

Who were born on January 14?

  • 1767
    Maria Theresa of Tuscany, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1827)
  • 1793
    John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)
  • 1896
    John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)
  • 1932
    Don Garlits, American race car driver
  • 1937
    Sonny Siebert, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
  • 1965
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
  • 1971
    Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    John Reuben, American hip hop artist
  • 1984
    Brandon Meriweather, American football player

Who died on January 14?

  • 1640
    Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
  • 1788
    François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
  • 1905
    Ernst Abbe, German physicist (b. 1840)
  • 1961
    Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)
  • 1977
    Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1897)
  • 1978
    Robert Heger, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)
  • 1997
    Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Judah Folkman, American medical scientist (b. 1933)

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