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1799Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

1993David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

1914The 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

1998Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

1995Mexico 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

1914Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T

1979Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday

1501Martin Luther, age 17, enters the University of Erfurt.

1984Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

1900Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome

1514Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.

1943FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II

2001Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'

1960US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant

January 14th Historical Events
Date Event
3102
Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga in the proleptic Gregorian calendar. 
BC
AD
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 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
2017
US House votes to begin repealing Obamacare 
2017
Takata fined $1bn in US over exploding airbag scandal 
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