January 14 Events in History - January 14 Birthdays - January 14 Deaths
2015 American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson become the first to successfully free-climb the Dawn Wall face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, a climb of 3,000 feet; the men started the climb on December 27th, 2014
2014 Amidst massive security including 160,000 soldiers and over 200,000 policemen, Egyptians go to the polls to vote on a draft constitution which would strengthen the military-backed leadership of the country
2014 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticizes Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, for legislation he signed last week to ban same-sex marriage and criminalize gay rights groups and their activities; the law includes penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment
2013 After more than seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush is released from The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas
2013 UK's oldest music retailer HMV calls in administrators after talks to rescue the company fail; the company which has over 4,500 employees, opened its first shop on Oxford Street in 1921
2012 Millions are left without power when a trasformer malfunctions in Bursa, Turkey
2012 Two survivors are found trapped inside the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast of Tuscany January 13
2011 In Afghanistan, the Taliban drop their ban on education for females due to a 'cultural change'
2011 American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor undergoes a life-saving operation and has her leg amputated
2010 A suicide bomber kills 20 people at a market in Afghanistan's Oruzgan Province
2005 The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan
1998 100th episode of "Ellen," airs
1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
1996 "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 49 performances
1996 "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 97 performances
1996 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
1995 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
1995 16th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 23 awards
1994 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
1994 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
1994 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
1993 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 54 performances
1993 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
1993 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
1991 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1991 Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
1991 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of U.S.S.R.
1990 11th ACE Cable Awards
1990 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
1989 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 297 performances
1989 1,000 muslims burn Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradfort England
1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
1987 Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1986 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
1986 Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1985 16 indicted by U.S. for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
1985 M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors and Evert)
1984 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
1981 FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1980 "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens
1980 Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
1979 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
1978 Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
1976 "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
1975 U.S.S.R. breaks trade agreement with US
1974 World Football League founded
1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
1973 Superbowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Red Skins, 14-7 in LA
1973 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minute on BBC TV
1973 Superbowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
1972 "Sanford and Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1972 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
1969 25 members of U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
1968 Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, quarterback
1967 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
1967 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
1967 Sonny and Cher release "Beat Goes On"
1966 David Bowie releases his 1st record 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'
1964 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
1964 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs. England, 21 maiden overs in a row
1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
1963 George C. Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
1962 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
1961 Chicago Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
1960 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
1960 U.S. Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1956 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1956 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
1955 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
1954 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London
1953 Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester
1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito)
1952 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
1952 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
1952 Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
1951 NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
1950 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 420 performances
1950 U.S. recalls all consular officials from China
1949 Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
1946 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
1944 Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow
1943 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
1943 Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
1942 Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
1939 All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
1939 Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
1938 National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
1936 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
1935 Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
1932 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in U.S. installed, Hialeah
1932 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
1929 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs New York Rangers
1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin
1924 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, and Judge McQuade buy New York Giants
1918 Finland and U.S.S.R. adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1916 Dutch South Sea dike cracks
1914 Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
1912 Raymond Poincare becomes premier of France
1909 Coop. Far. Central Management forms
1905 Hubbell, Shubert and Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in New York City
1900 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome
1898 Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
1897 6,960-m (22,834') Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
1874 I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature
1873 "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
1873 P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
1868 North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
1868 South Carolina constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
1864 Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
1864 General Sherman begins his march to the South
1863 Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche Louisiana
1858 French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
1847 Conspiracy in New Mexico against US
1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
1813 Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in U.S. (NY)
1799 Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
1799 King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
1794 Dr. Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
1785 Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
1784 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
1783 Congress ratifies peace treaty between U.S. and England
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow
1739 England and Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo
1724 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
1717 German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
1699 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
1690 Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
1659 Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
1641 United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
1639 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford
1639 Rodger Ludlow publishes"Fundamental Orders of Connecticut"
1601 Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
1526 Charles V and Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid
1526 Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
1236 English king Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence