January 14th - Basic Facts:
- January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year (352 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 13.
- Next day is January 15.
January 14th Deaths (Here)
January 14th Events:
1129 – Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
1301 – Andrew III of Hungary dies - leading to end of the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
1539 – Spain annexes Cuba.
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 - fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani & the Marhatas.
1784 – Ratification Day, United States Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris with Great Britain (American Revolutionary War).
1814 – Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania (Treaty of Kiel).
1822 – Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis & Demetrius Ypsilanti (Greek War of Independence).
1858 – Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
1907 – An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills > 1,000 people.
1913 – First Balkan War - The Greek army defeats the Turks at Bizani.
1938 – Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
1943 – Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins (World War II).
1943 – Winston Churchill & Franklin D. Roosevelt begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy & study the next phase of World War II.
1950 – The MiG-17, first prototype, makes its maiden flight.
1952 – NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts (hosted by Dave Garroway).1954 – American Motors Corporation forms from merger of The Hudson Motor Car Company with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation.
1967 – The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412.
1975 – Lesley Whittle (teenage heiress) is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka "the Black Panther".
2000 – United Nations tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
2004 – The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use.
2005 – Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.
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