On This Day

On This Day in History for January 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1994 The Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism, the first member of the Royal Family to do so in more than 300 years
  • 1995 10,000 South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
  • 1995 16th ACE Cable Awards: John Malone wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming

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1995 Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1998 100th episode of "Ellen" airs
  • 1998 Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis)
  • 1999 Mel Lastman, Mayor of Toronto, calls in the Army to help with snow removal and emergency medical evacuations after major snowstorm hits the city
  • 2000 A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
  • 2002 UK declared free of foot-and-mouth cattle disease
  • 2004 The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag" restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years
  • 2005 Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan

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2007 Legendary Russian test pilot Marina Popovich is awarded the honorary title "The Hero of the Nation" by the Russian Federation

  • 2008 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Mercury flyby
  • 2010 Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda
  • 2011 Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
  • 2011 Tunisian president Ben Ali, flees to Saudi Arabia after popular protests known as the Jasmine Revolution

  • 2012 Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq
  • 2012 Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote
  • 2014 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
  • 2015 63 people are killed and 70,000 are left homeless after floods devastate Mozambique and Malawi
  • 2016 Sixth republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in North Charleston, South Carolina

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2019 US President Donald Trump denies he is a Russian agent after NY Times article states the FBI started an investigation and the Washington Post raised issues over a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2019 China posts shock drop in trade figures with a 4.4% fall in exports for December and a 7.6% fall in imports
  • 2019 Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk, Poland, stabbed on stage at charity event. Dies two days later.
  • 2019 US Republican leaders strip Congressman Steve King from House committees after series of racist comments
  • 2019 Americans chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose higher than a car accident for the first time, according to US National Safety Council
  • 2019 Spinning disk of ice 300m wide, resembling the moon, forms in the Presumpscot river, Westbrook, Maine

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2020 US game show Jeopardy "greatest of all time" tournament won by Ken Jennings

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • 2021 Uganda elections re-elect President Museveni (in power since 1986), with main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine disputing the result

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2021 Pope Francis, 84, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis
265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2021 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
  • 2021 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

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2021 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 Somali

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

Birthdays in History

  • 1986 Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity (Numa Numa), born in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
  • 1989 29-year-old Marie Claude Adam gives birth to sextuplets by Caesarean section in Port Royale, France
  • 1994 Samir Patel, American spelling bee winner

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History