January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year.


Holidays and observances

  • Feast of Divina Pastora (Barquisimeto)
  • Feast of the Ass (Medieval Christianity)
  • National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand)
  • Old New Year
  • Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period

Events on this date

  • 1129 – Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
  • 1301 – Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
  • 1343 – Arnošt of Pardubice became the last bishop of Prague.
  • 1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
  • 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.
  • 1814 – Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
  • 1858 – Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 1907 – An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • 1913 – First Balkan War: The Greek army defeats the Turks at Bizani.
  • 1938 – Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
  • 1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
  • 1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999 – Toronto, Ontario 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.

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