About January 14

January 14, 2022 is the 14th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 18 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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