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    What happened on January 14

    • January 14, 1129 Formal approval of the Order of the Knights Templar at the Council of Troyes.

    • January 14, 1236 English king Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence

    • January 14, 1301 "Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary."

    • January 14, 1501 "Martin Luther, 17, enters the University of Erfurt."

    • January 14, 1514 Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.

    • January 14, 1526 "Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid; Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy & Flanders"

    • January 14, 1539 Spain annexes Cuba.

    • January 14, 1601 Church authorities burn Hebrew books in Rome

    • January 14, 1639 "Rodger Ludlow publishes""Fundamental Orders of Connecticut"""

    • January 14, 1639 "The ""Fundamental Orders"", the first written constitution that created a government, was adopted in Connecticut."

    • January 14, 1641 "United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed"

    • January 14, 1659 Battle at Elvas Portuguese beat Spanish

    • January 14, 1690 "Clarinet is invented, in Nremberg, Germany"

    • January 14, 1699 "Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting ""witches"""

    • January 14, 1717 "German mob leader ""Sjako"" sentenced to death in Amsterdam"

    • January 14, 1724 King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.

    • January 14, 1724 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

    • January 14, 1739 England & Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo

    • January 14, 1742 "English astronomer Edmond Halley, discoverer of the comet now named after him, dies at age 85."

    • January 14, 1761 The Third Battle of Panipat was fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas. The Afghan victory changed the course of Indian History.

    • January 14, 1783 Congress ratifies peace treaty between US & England

    • January 14, 1784 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris

    • January 14, 1784 The Revolutionary War officially ends as the U.S. and England ratify their peace treaty.

    • January 14, 1794 "Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom VA, performs first successful Cesarean section operation on his wife"

    • January 14, 1799 "Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets"

    • January 14, 1799 King of Naples flees before the advancing French armies

    • January 14, 1813 Gideon Hawley becomes first state school superintendent in US (NY)

    • January 14, 1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel

    • January 14, 1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.

    • January 14, 1815 "HMS Endymion, Tenedos and Pomone capture USS President"

    • January 14, 1822 Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.

    • January 14, 1830 Explorer Charles Sturt discovers river joining Murrumbidgee system which he calls the Murray (unaware same river had already been found by Hamilton and William Hume in 1824 and called the Hume.)

    • January 14, 1832 "American author Edgar Allan Poe publishes his first short story, ""Metzengerstein."""

    • January 14, 1847 Conspiracy in New Mexico against US

    • January 14, 1858 "French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed"

    • January 14, 1858 Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.

    • January 14, 1858 Several people are killed when Italian revolutionary Felice Orsini throws bombs at Napoleon III in Paris in a failed assassination attempt.

    • January 14, 1861 Fort Pikens FL falls into state hands

    • January 14, 1863 Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teched LA

    • January 14, 1864 Battle of Cosby Creek TN

    • January 14, 1864 General Sherman begins his march to the South

    • January 14, 1868 North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh

    • January 14, 1868 "South Carolina constitutional convention, meets with a black majority"

    • January 14, 1873 """Celluloid"" registered as a trademark"

    • January 14, 1878 The first private connection by telephone in Great Britain is made on the Isle of Wight when Queen Victoria speaks to Thomas Biddulph.

    • January 14, 1897 "6,960-m (22,834') Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) first climbed"

    • January 14, 1898 "Death of Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, British author of Alice in Wonderland."

    • January 14, 1898 Joe Darling hits the first six in Tests (out of the ground)

    • January 14, 1907 "An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000."

    • January 14, 1908 Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut vs England Adelaide (116)

    • January 14, 1909 Co”p Far Central Management forms

    • January 14, 1912 Raymond Poincar‚ becomes premier of France

    • January 14, 1913 First Balkan War: The Greek army defeats the Turks at Bizani.

    • January 14, 1914 "Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords"

    • January 14, 1916 Dutch South Sea dike cracks

    • January 14, 1918 Finland & USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar

    • January 14, 1924 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy

    • January 14, 1929 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign

    • January 14, 1932 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his first race

    • January 14, 1935 Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use

    • January 14, 1936 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America

    • January 14, 1938 National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia formed (NY)

    • January 14, 1938 Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.

    • January 14, 1939 All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends

    • January 14, 1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers

    • January 14, 1942 Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo

    • January 14, 1943 Alex Smart (Montreal) is first NHLer to score hat trick in his first game

    • January 14, 1943 FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WWII

    • January 14, 1943 Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw

    • January 14, 1943 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.

    • January 14, 1944 Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow

    • January 14, 1945 "Death marches to the interior of Germany begin, taking 250,000 Jewish lives."

    • January 14, 1946 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed

    • January 14, 1949 "Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die"

    • January 14, 1950 US recalls all consular officials from China

    • January 14, 1952 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends

    • January 14, 1952 Snow storm in Sierra NV kills 26

    • January 14, 1952 The Today show on NBC-TV makes its debut.

    • January 14, 1953 President Josip Broz Tito is elected president of Yugoslavia.

    • January 14, 1953 Yugoslavia elects its first president (Marshal Tito)

    • January 14, 1954 "Marilyn Monroe marries baseball star, New York Yankee, Joe DiMaggio"

    • January 14, 1956 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad

    • January 14, 1956 "Little Richard releases ""Tutti Frutti"""

    • January 14, 1958 Qantas begins round-world service with two Super Constellation aircraft.

    • January 14, 1960 Elvis Presley is promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Army.

    • January 14, 1960 "Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded"

    • January 14, 1960 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant

    • January 14, 1963 "George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states ""segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"""

    • January 14, 1964 "Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs England, 21 maiden overs in a row"

    • January 14, 1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's first public appearance (TV) since assassination

    • January 14, 1964 The Beatles release their single I Wanna Hold Your Hand in the U.S.

    • January 14, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames - Yeh Yeh

    • January 14, 1966 David Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)

    • January 14, 1967 "20,000 attend the Human Be-In, San Francisco"

    • January 14, 1967 "Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love. Between 20,000 to 30,000 people attend."

    • January 14, 1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231

    • January 14, 1967 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

    • January 14, 1967 "Sonny & Cher release ""The Beat Goes On"""

    • January 14, 1969 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers

    • January 14, 1969 An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.

    • January 14, 1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later

    • January 14, 1969 Twenty-five crewmen aboard the carrier Enterprise are killed in an explosion off the coast of Hawaii.

    • January 14, 1970 The farewell concert of Diana Ross and the Supremes takes place at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

    • January 14, 1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs

    • January 14, 1972 """Sanford & Son"" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV"

    • January 14, 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."

    • January 14, 1973 "Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted for drugs in California"

    • January 14, 1973 Super Bowl VII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins. The Dolphins become the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season.

    • January 14, 1973 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minutes on BBC TV

    • January 14, 1973 "The Miami Dolphins become the first NFL team to have a perfect season, remaining undefeated after beating the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII."

    • January 14, 1975 "Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka ""the Black Panther""."

    • January 14, 1975 USSR breaks trade agreement with US

    • January 14, 1976 """The Bionic Woman"" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)"

    • January 14, 1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves

    • January 14, 1978 "Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, San Francisco)"

    • January 14, 1978 "The Sex Pistols perform their last concert, at San Francisco's Winterland Theater."

    • January 14, 1979 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday

    • January 14, 1980 """Blues Brothers"" movie with Dan Akroyd & John Belushi opens"

    • January 14, 1981 FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish

    • January 14, 1984 "Madonna first sings ""Holiday"" on American Bandstand"

    • January 14, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace

    • January 14, 1985 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

    • January 14, 1985 British pound (œ) sinks to record low-$1.11

    • January 14, 1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

    • January 14, 1986 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect

    • January 14, 1989 "1,000 muslims burn Rushdies' ""Satanic Verses"" in Bradford England"

    • January 14, 1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris

    • January 14, 1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped

    • January 14, 1990 """Simpsons"" premiered on Fox-TV"

    • January 14, 1990 11th ACE Cable Awards

    • January 14, 1990 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in the Gulf

    • January 14, 1991 """Barbara DeAngelis Show"" premieres on CBS-TV"

    • January 14, 1991 Jorge Serrano El”as sworn in as President of Guatemala

    • January 14, 1991 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys CA

    • January 14, 1991 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR

    • January 14, 1993 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

    • January 14, 1993 "Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die"

    • January 14, 1994 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas

    • January 14, 1995 "10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo"

    • January 14, 1998 "100th episode of ""Ellen,"" airs"

    • January 14, 1998 An Afghan cargo plane crashes into a mountain in southwest Pakistan killing more than 50 people.

    • January 14, 1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

    • January 14, 1998 "Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis)."

    • January 14, 1999 "House prosecutors request U.S. President Bill Clinton's removal from office, during post-impeachment proceedings in the Senate."

    • January 14, 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.

    • January 14, 2004 Goatse.cx is suspended by the Christmas Island Internet Administration following a massive grassroots movement to close the site forever.

    • January 14, 2004 "The national flag of Georgia, the so-called ""five cross flag"", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years."

    • January 14, 2005 Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.







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