January 14: Today in History – Historical Events
Early Centuries – January 14 Historic Events – Before the 1700s
1. 14th Jan 1236: In England, King Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence.
2. 14th Jan 1514: Pope Leo X issues a Papal bull against slavery.
3. 14th Jan 1526: Francis I was forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy and Flanders.
4. 14th Jan 1526: The Treaty of Madrid was signed by Charles V and Francis I.
5. 14th Jan 1601: In Rome, Hebrew books were burnt by the Church authorities.
6. 14th Jan 1639: The first Connecticut constitution published by Rodger Ludlow was adopted in Hartford.
7. 14th Jan 1641: The city of Malakka was conquered by the United East India Company. 7000 people were killed.
8. 14th Jan 1639: In the Battle of Elvas the Portuguese defeated the Spanish.
9. 14th Jan 1690: The musical instrument Clarinet was invented on this day in Nurnberg, Germany.
10. 14th Jan 1699: A day of fasting was held in Massachusetts for wrongly persecuting “Witches”.
18th Century – What Happened on January 14 – The 1700s
11. 14th Jan 1717: On this day in Amsterdam the German mob leader “Sjako was sentenced to death.
12. 14th Jan 1724: On this day King Philip V of Spain relinquished his throne.
13. 14th Jan 1761: The third battle of Panipat was fought between the Afghans and the Marathas.
14. 14th Jan 1784: On this day the U.S. Revolutionary War comes to an end. Congress of the Confederation ratified the Treaty of Paris.
15. 14th Jan 1794: The first successful Cesarean section operation was performed on this day. Dr. Jessee Bennet of Edom operated successfully on his wife in the US.
16. 14th Jan 1799: The King of Naples flees as the French armies advance.
17. 14th Jan 1799: Eli Whitney was awarded a government contract for 10,000 muskets.
19th Century – January 14 This Day That Year – The 1800s
18. 14th Jan 1814: King of Denmark hands over Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel.
19. 14th Jan 1822: On this day in the Greek War of Independence, Acrocorinth was captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
20. 14th Jan 1858: There was an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the French Emperor Napoleon III by an Italian patriot Felice Orsini. Orsini was later executed.
21. 14th Jan 1861: During the U.S. Civil War the state forces capture Fort Pickens.
22. 14th Jan 1868: On this day the North Carolina constitutional convention met in Raleigh.
23. 14th Jan 1868: On this day the South Carolina constitutional convention met with a black majority.
24. 14th Jan 1873: John Hyatt’s invention “Celluloid” was registered as a trademark.
25. 14th Jan 1874: I.D. Shadd was elected as Speaker of the lower house of the Mississippi Legislature.
26. 14th Jan 1878: The telephone was demonstrated to Britain’s Queen Victoria by Alexander Graham Bell on this day.
27. 14th Jan 1878: On this day the US Supreme Court ruled that racial separation on trains is unconstitutional.
28. 14th Jan 1882: The Myopia Hunt Club in Winchester became the 1st country club in the USA.
20th Century – Important Events On This Day January 14th – The 1900s
29. 14th Jan 1907: Earthquake strikes Kingston, Jamaica. Over a thousand people were killed in the earthquake.
30. 14th Jan 1911: The South Pole expedition of Ronald Amundsen lands on the Ross Ice Shelf.
31. 14th Jan 1912: Raymond Poincaré becomes the Prime Minister of France.
32. 14th Jan 1914: An assembly line was introduced for the production of Model T by Henry Ford.
33. 14th Jan 1914: Mahatma Gandhi and Gen: J.C.Smuts signed an agreement regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian Marriages, and other matters.
34. 14th Jan 1918: U.S.S.R. and Finland adopt the Gregorian calendar.
35. 14th Jan 1929: The Afghan King Amanullah was forced to resign.
36. 14th Jan 1932: The first totalisator, a system to record racetrack bets was installed in the US.
37. 14th Jan 1935: The Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline was commissioned on this day.
38. 14th Jan 1935: In the 28th Women’s Australian Open championship, Dorothy Round Little beat Nancy Lyle 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.
39. 14th Jan 1935: In the 28th Men’s Australian Open championship Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry 2-6, 6-4, 6-4,6-4.
40. 14th Jan 1936: The Bank of America elects J.M. Giannini as President of the Bank.
41. 14th Jan 1939: On this day all commercial ferry services to East Bay ends.
42. 14th Jan 1942: Japanese troops land at the oil center Balikpapan in Borneo.
43. 14th Jan 1943: On this day U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt flew from Miami to Casablanca to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II. He was the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.
44. 14th JN 1943: The Casablanca conference on World War II began on this day.
45. 14th Jan 1944: The Soviet army began its offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow.
46. 14th Jan 1945: In the struggle to control Athens, communists and the British agreed to a ceasefire in Greece.
47. 14th Jan 1949: On this day there was a rebellion of the black/Indian race in Durban South Africa. 143 people were killed.
48. 14th Jan 1950: U.S. recalls its officials of its Consulates in China.
49. 14th Jan 1952: There was a Snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada. 26 people were killed in the storm.
50. 14th Jan 1952: On this day the rationing of coffee came to an end in the Netherlands.
51. 14th Jan 1953: The Yugoslavian Parliament elected Josip Broz Tito as its President.
52. 14th Jan 1954: The Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator merged on this day to form a new company called American Motors Corporation.
53. 14th Jan 1954: On this day legendary actress Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio. The marriage was short-lived. It lasted only nine months.
54. 14th Jan 1956: On this day the Jordan government refuses to join the pact of Bagdad.
55. 14th Jan 1957: Kripalu Maharaj of Mangarh near the holy city of Prayag was named the fifth, meaning world teacher on this day.
56. 14th Jan 1960: Elvis Presley, who served in the American Army for two years was promoted to sergeant on this day.
57. 14th Jan 1960: On this day the Reserve Bank of Australia was established.
58. 14th Jan 1963: George C Wallace was on this day sworn in as the Governor of Alabama.
59. 14th Jan 1964: The Indian all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 maiden overs in a row in a test match. His analysis was 32-27-5-0.
60. 14th Jan 1964: On this day Jacqueline Kennedy made the first public appearance on the TV after the assassination of John Kennedy.
61. 14th Jan 1967: Earthquake strikes Sicily killing 231 people.
62. 14th Jan 1967: The New York Times reported on this day that the army was conducting secret germ warfare experiments.
63. 14th Jan 1969: During maneuvers, 25 members of the US Aircraft Carrier Enterprise lost their lives in an explosion.
64. 14th Jan 1969: Russia launches spacecraft Soyuz 4 into space.
65. 14th Jan 1972: Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark since 1412.
66. 14th Jan 1974: The World Football League was founded on this day.
67. 14th Jan 1975: World record in women’s ski jumping was established by Anita Wold of Norway. She jumped a distance of 98 M.
68. 14th Jan 1975: Russia breaks trade agreement with the US.
69. 14th Jan 1979: It was on this day that US President Jimmy Carter proposed that Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday.
70. 14th Jan 1980: Shakintal Devi of India multiplied two thirteen-digit numbers mentally in 28 seconds.
71. 14th Jan 1981: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission permits stations to air as many commercials in an hour as they wish.
72. 14th Jan 1985: Tennis player Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. She was the third behind Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert to achieve this feat.
73. 14th Jan 1985: British Pound shrinks to a record low against the $US. It came down to $1.11.
74. 14th Jan 1986: On this day the constitution of Guatemala came into effect.
75. 14th Jan 1986: Guatemala gets its second freely elected President since CIA sponsored Coup in 1954, when it elected Vinicio Cerezo to office.
76. 14th Jan 1989: Salman Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses” was burnt by 1000 Muslims in Bradford, England.
77. 14th Jan 1989: Former Prime Minister of Belgium Paul Vanden Boeynants was kidnapped on this day.
78. 14th Jan 1990: Perez de Culler said that he had lost all hopes of peace in the Gulf.
79. 14th Jan 1991: Jorge Serrano Elias was sworn in as President of Guatemala.
80. 14th Jan 1991: On this day Valentine Pavlov became the Prime Minister of the USSR.
81. 14th Jan 1993: A Polish ferry boat was caught in a storm and capsized. 50 people lost their lives in the mishap.
82. 14th Jan 1993: The British government pledged that it would bring in legislation criminalizing invasion of privacy by the press.
83. 14th Jan 1994: The Kremlin accord to stop aiming missiles at any nation and also to dismantle the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine was signed on this day by U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
84. 14th Jan 1994: The manned spacecraft of Russia TM-17 lands on this day.
85. 14th Jan 1996: Jorge Sampaio was elected President of Portugal on this day.
86. 14th Jan 1996: Alleged drug lord Juana Garcia Abrego was arrested by Mexican agents. He was handed over to the FBI the next day.
87. 14th Jan 1998: On this day researchers in Dallas, Texas presented their findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death.
88. 14th Jan 1998: On this day Hillary Clinton was questioned at the white house by Whitewater prosecutors for about 10 minutes about the gathering of FBI background files of the past Republican political appointees.
89. 14th Jan 1999: The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton began on this day in Washington D.C.
21st Century – January 14 This Day In History – The 2000s
90. 14th Jan 2000: Five Bosnian Croats were sentenced to 25 years by a U.N. Tribunal for the massacre of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
91. 14th Jan 2002: On this day UK was declared free of foot and mouth cattle disease.
92. 14th Jan 2004: The National Flag of Georgia was restored to official use after its use was stopped for nearly 500 years.
93. 14th Jan 2005: The probe Huygens lands on Titan, the moon of Saturn.
94. 14th Jan 2010: On this day Yemen declared war against Al-Qaeda.
95. 14th Jan 2011: There was a stampede at the hill shrine of Sabarimala, Kerala in India. 104 devotees were reported killed and 100 more were injured.
96. 14th Jan 2011: Former Tunisian President Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia after popular protests requested his departure.
97. 14th Jan 2012: In Basra Iraq, suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130.
98. 14th Jan 2012: Ma Ying-jeou gets re-elected as the President of the Republic of China. He won by securing 51% votes.
99. 14th Jan 2014: On this day Russia expelled American journalist David Satter.
100. 14th Jan 2015: Floods devastate Mozambique and Malawi. It left 63 dead and 70,000 homeless.
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