About January 14

January 14, 2024 is the 14th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 27 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.
  • 1343
    Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
  • 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.
  • 1784
    American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine’s England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
  • 1967
    Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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