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.
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)
- 1514Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
- 1639The “Fundamental Orders”, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
- 1724King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
- 1784American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
- 1911Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
- 1933The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine’s England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
- 1938Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
- 1954The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
- 1975Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka “the Black Panther”.
- 2004The 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.
Who were born on January 14?
- 1850Jean de Reszke, Polish operatic tenor (d. 1925)
- 1856J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919)
- 1926Tom Tryon, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1926Warren Mitchell, English actor
- 1940Sir Trevor Nunn, English theatre director and film director
- 1943Shannon Lucid, American astronaut
- 1945Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
- 1967Zakk Wylde, American musician (Black Label Society)
- 1976Vincenzo Chianese, Italian footballer
- 1980Ossama Haidar, Lebanese soccer player
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