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January 14 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 34 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1301
    Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Árpád dynasty in Hungary.
  • 1343
    Arnošt of Pardubice becomes the last bishop of Prague and, subsequently, the first Archbishop of Prague.
  • 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.
  • 1761
    The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
  • 1784
    American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States - Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
  • 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 Demetrios Ypsilantis.
  • 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 peak when Australian captain Bill Woodfull is hit over the heart.
  • 1938
    Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
  • 1943
    World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful operation to evacuate its forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
  • 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 by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami 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.
  • 1953
    Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1954
    The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 1957
    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, California’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 the 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”.
  • 1999
    Toronto 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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