On This Day in History for January 14

Events in History

  • 378 General Siyaj K'ak', a Mayan warlord, conquers Tikal and increases the domain of Teotihuacan
  • 1129 Formal approval of the Order of Templars at the Council of Troyes
  • 1343 Arnost of Pardubice becomes the first Archbishop of Prague (and the last bishop of Prague)
  • 1501 Martin Luther enters the University of Erfurt, aged 17
  • 1514 Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery
  • 1526 Charles V and Francis I sign the Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
  • 1601 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • 1639 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow
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Weddings in History

  • 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 American author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning (23) in Los Angeles, California (divorced 1942)

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