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, 26,316,000 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 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

  • 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.
  • 1933
    The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine’s England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
  • 1950
    The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
  • 1954
    Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 1954
    The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 1960
    The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
  • 1978
    The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.
  • 1999
    Toronto, Ontario Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
  • 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?

  • 1741
    Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)
  • 1767
    Maria Theresa of Tuscany, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1827)
  • 1780
    Henry Baldwin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1844)
  • 1925
    Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (d. 2000)
  • 1926
    Tom Tryon, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1942
    Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • 1948
    Carl Weathers, American actor
  • 1954
    Jim Duggan, American professional wrestler
  • 1961
    Rob Hall, New Zealan mountaineer (d. 1996)
  • 1967
    Emily Watson, English actress

Who died on January 14?

  • 1786
    Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1741)
  • 1966
    Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1906)
  • 1977
    Peter Finch, English-born actor (b. 1916)
  • 1978
    Blossom Rock, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1978
    Robert Heger, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)
  • 1986
    Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
  • 1988
    Georgy Malenkov, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party (b. 1902)
  • 1997
    Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 2001
    Kostas Rigopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1930)
  • 2004
    Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)

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