On This Day for 14th January

Historical Events

  • 1526 Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
  • 1641 United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • 1784 US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
  • 1914 Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
  • 2011 Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.

Did You Know?

Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife

On January 14th, 1794

Famous Weddings

  • 1236 English King Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence
  • 1914 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
  • 1930 Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall
  • 1958 Human rights activist Malcolm X marries fellow activist Betty Shabazz in Lansing, Michigan

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
  • 2010 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending