January 14: Day of the Week
January 14, 2020 was the 14th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 352 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1301Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
- 1539Spain annexes Cuba.
- 1814Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
- 1907An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
- 1954Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
- 1960The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
- 1998An Afghan cargo plane crashes into a mountain in southwest Pakistan killing more than 50 people.
- 2000A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
- 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.
- 2011Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
Who were born on January 14?
- 1451Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian music theorist (d. 1522)
- 1870Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
- 1928Gerald Arpino, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)
- 1942Dave Campbell, American baseball player
- 1965Ellis Paul, American singer-songwriter and folk musician
- 1967Leonardo “Leo” Ortolani, Italian comic book author
- 1972Dion Forster, South African theologian
- 1973Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
- 1979Angela Lindvall, American supermodel
- 1982Victor Valdes, Spanish goalkeeper
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