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Saturday January 14, 2017

January 14: Day of the Week

January 14, 2017 was the 14th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 351 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 14: This Day in History

It is celebrated as New Year’s Day (at least in the 20th and 21st centuries) by countries still following the Julian calendar.

January 14 Historical Event(s)

  • 1129
    Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
  • 1539
    Spain annexes Cuba.
  • 1858
    Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 1911
    Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
  • 1952
    NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
  • 1954
    Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called “five cross flag”, is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
  • 2011
    Stampede near Sabarimala – 104 devotees killed and several others injured in a stampede at Uppupara in Idukki district.

Who were born on January 14?

  • 1131
    King Valdemar I of Denmark (d. 1182)
  • 1451
    Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian music theorist (d. 1522)
  • 1741
    Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)
  • 1850
    Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)
  • 1961
    Rob Hall, New Zealan mountaineer (d. 1996)
  • 1967
    Emily Watson, English actress
  • 1969
    Jason Bateman, American actor
  • 1970
    Fazıl Say, Turkish pianist and composer
  • 1986
    Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  • 1992
    Nimue Smit, Dutch fashion model

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