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

  • 1301
    Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
  • 1514
    Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
  • 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.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
  • 1907
    An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • 1938
    Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
  • 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”.
  • 1978
    The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.
  • 1998
    An Afghan cargo plane crashes into a mountain in southwest Pakistan killing more than 50 people.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn’s moon Titan.

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