On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 2021

Historical Events

  • Brazilian governor of Amazonas state Wilson Lima says their COVID-19 surge is now as bad as April 2020, with hospitals running out of oxygen and patients ventilated manually
  • Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder charged and pleads not guilty to two counts of willful neglect of duty over the Flint water scandal that killed 12 people

COVID-19 Pandemic

Pope Francis, 84, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Uganda elections re-elect President Museveni (in power since 1986), with main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine disputing the result

Historic Event

US Secret Service takes control of Joe Biden's inauguration as 20,000 troops authorized to guard Washington D.C., more than those stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Somalia


Famous Deaths

  • Sylvain Sylvain [Mizrahi], Egyptian-American rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies of cancer at 69
2021 Highlights

About January 14, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn