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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1814Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
- 1933The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine’s England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
- 1943World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
- 1950The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
- 1973Elvis Presley’s concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
- 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.
Who were born on January 14?
- 1780Henry Baldwin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1844)
- 18455th Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor-General of Canada, Viceroy of India (d. 1927)
- 1887Hugo Steinhaus, Polish mathematician and educator (d. 1972)
- 1911Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’Collins, Tattoo artist (d. 1973)
- 1928Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
- 1937Sonny Siebert, American baseball player
- 1969David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)
- 1982Victor Valdes, Spanish goalkeeper
- 1983Cesare Bovo, Italian footballer
- 1986Alessio Cossu, Italian footballer
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