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Thursday January 14, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1761
    The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas. The Afghan victory changes the course of Indian History.
  • 1858
    Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
  • 1907
    An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • 1938
    Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.
  • 1952
    NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
  • 1954
    Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
  • 1954
    The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 1960
    The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
  • 1972
    Queen 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.

Who were born on January 14?

  • 1806
    Matthew Fontaine Maury American oceanographer (d. 1873)
  • 1850
    Jean de Reszke, Polish operatic tenor (d. 1925)
  • 1863
    Manuel Gomes da Costa, 96th Prime Minister of Portugal and 10th President of Portugal (d. 1929)
  • 1882
    Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and journalist (d. 1944)
  • 1901
    Alfred Tarski, Polish logician and mathematician (d. 1983)
  • 1911
    Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’Collins, Tattoo artist (d. 1973)
  • 1925
    Yukio Mishima, Japanese writer (d. 1970)
  • 1928
    Lars Forssell, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • 1978
    Just Blaze, American hip hop producer
  • 1986
    Alessio Cossu, Italian footballer

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