About January 14

January 14, 2021 is the 14th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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 29 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

January 14: More About This Day

It is celebrated as New Year’s Day (at least in the 20th and 21st centuries) by countries still following the Julian calendar.

What Happened On January 14

  • 1343
    Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
  • 1639
    The “Fundamental Orders”, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 1784
    American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
  • 1814
    Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
  • 1858
    Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 1911
    Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
  • 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.
  • 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
    The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 1969
    An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
  • 1972
    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.

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