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

  • 1129
    Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
  • 1724
    King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
  • 1814
    Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
  • 1858
    Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 1907
    An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Ke, the successful Japanese operation to evacuate their forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign, begins.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka “the Black Panther”.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
  • 2011
    Stampede near Sabarimala – 104 devotees killed and several others injured in a stampede at Uppupara in Idukki district.

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