Historical Events on 14th January

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3102 BC - Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
1301 - Andrew III of Hungary (1290-1301) dies at 50, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
1501 - Martin Luther, age 17, enters the University of Erfurt.
1514 - Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
1526 - Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
1539 - Spain annexes Cuba.
1601 - Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
1639 - 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow
1641 - United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
1659 - Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
Pope Leo XPope Leo X 1690 - Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
1699 - Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
1717 - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
1724 - Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
1739 - England and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
1784 - US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
1785 - Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
1794 - Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife
Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli WhitneyInventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney 1799 - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
1799 - King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
1813 - Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
1814 - King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
1822 - Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
1858 - French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
1861 - Fort Pikens, Florida, falls into state hands (US Civil War)
1863 - Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche Louisiana
1864 - Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1864 - General Sherman begins his march to the South
1868 - NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
1868 - SC constitutional convention meets with a black majority
1873 - "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
1873 - P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
1874 - I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature
1878 - US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
1897 - 6,960 m (22,834 ft) Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
1898 - Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini 1900 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome
1905 - Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in NYC
1907 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
1908 - Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut v Eng Adelaide (116)
1909 - Coöp. Far. Central Management forms
1912 - Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France
1914 - Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
1914 - The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi,regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1916 - Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks
1918 - Finland & USSR adopt New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1919 - John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
1924 - Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
1925 - Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin
1927 - Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
1929 - Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
1932 - 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
1932 - Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
1935 - Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
1936 - L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
1938 - National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
1939 - All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
1939 - Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
1940 - Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
1942 - Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
1943 - Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1943 - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
1943 - Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
1944 - Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow
1945 - In Greece, Communists and the British agree to a cease-fire in the struggle to control Athens (and with it Greece)
1946 - 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
1949 - Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
1950 - "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 perfs
1950 - US recalls all consular officials from China
1951 - NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
1952 - "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
1952 - Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
1952 - Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
1953 - Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester
1953 - WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Tito)
1954 - Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London
1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
1955 - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila
1956 - Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1956 - Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
1960 - Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1960 - US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1961 - Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
1962 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
1963 - George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
1964 - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
1964 - Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
1964 - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
1966 - David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
1967 - 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
1967 - Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
1967 - NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
Goddess of Pop  Cher Goddess of Pop Cher 1967 - Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
1968 - Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
1969 - 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
1969 - Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
1969 - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
1970 - Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers begin to patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since August 1969
1971 - John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
1972 - "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1972 - WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 - Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
1973 - Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
1973 - Tap dancer Roy Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV
1973 - 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army
1974 - World Football League founded
1975 - Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
1975 - USSR breaks trade agreement with US
1976 - "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
1976 - Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
1978 - Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1979 - Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
1980 - Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
1981 - FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1984 - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
1985 - 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
1985 - M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
1985 - British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
1986 - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
1986 - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1987 - Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1989 - "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 perfs
1989 - 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford England
1989 - 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
1989 - Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
1990 - "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
1990 - 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
1990 - Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
1991 - "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1991 - Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
1991 - Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, Calif
1991 - Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
1993 - "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 1993 - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
1993 - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
1994 - Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
1995 - 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
1995 - 16th ACE Cable Awards: John Malone wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming
1995 - Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1996 - "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
1996 - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
1996 - Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
1998 - 100th episode of "Ellen," airs
1998 - Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
1998 - Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis).
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.
Singer and Actress Jennifer LopezSinger and Actress Jennifer Lopez 2001 - Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'
2004 - The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2005 - Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.
2011 - Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
2011 - Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
2012 - Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq
2012 - Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote
2014 - American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia

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