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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1514Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
- 1858Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1978The English punk rock band Sex Pistols broke up amidst their US tour.
- 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?
- 1615John Biddle, English theologian (d. 1662)
- 1705Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French governor (d. 1786)
- 1792Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (d. 1865)
- 1870Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
- 1926Tom Tryon, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1965Ellis Paul, American singer-songwriter and folk musician
- 1976Vincenzo Chianese, Italian footballer
- 1978Shawn Crawford, American sprinter
- 1984Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
- 1989Liu Xiaodong, Chinese footballer
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