January 14: Day of the Week
January 14, 2021 was the 14th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 351 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1639The “Fundamental Orders”, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
- 1858Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
- 1943World 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.
- 1950The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
- 1969An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
- 1972Queen 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.
- 1998An Afghan cargo plane crashes into a mountain in southwest Pakistan killing more than 50 people.
- 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.
- 2011Stampede near Sabarimala – 104 devotees killed and several others injured in a stampede at Uppupara in Idukki district.
Who were born on January 14?
- 1892Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
- 1911Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’Collins, Tattoo artist (d. 1973)
- 1927Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist
- 1957Anchee Min, Chinese writer
- 1964Shepard Smith, American news anchor
- 1965Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (d. 2006)
- 1967Kerri Green, American actress
- 1969David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)
- 1980Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model
- 1992Nimue Smit, Dutch fashion model
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