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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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
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. 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 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 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
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
NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley 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.
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
Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez 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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