History's January 14
    2016 Sixth republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in North Charleston, South Carolina
    2015 63 people are killed & 70,000 are left homeless after floods devastate Mozambique and Malawi
    2014 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
    2012 Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote
    2012 Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq
    2011 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Social Network wins Best Film
    2011 Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
    2011 Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
    2010 Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda
    2005 Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.
    2004 The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
    2002 UK declared free of foot-and-mouth cattle disease
    2001 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings 41-0
    2001 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'
    2001 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beats Oakland Raiders 16-3
    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.
    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
    1998 Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis).
    1998 100th episode of "Ellen" airs
    1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
    1996 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
    1996 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
    1996 "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 performances
    1996 "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
    1996 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
    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
    1995 10,000s 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
    1994 The Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism, the first member of the Royal Family to do so in more than 300 years
    1994 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
    1994 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
    1993 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
    1993 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
    1993 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
    1991 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
    1991 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, Calif
    1991 Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
    1991 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
    1990 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
    1990 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams 30-3
    1990 "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
    1990 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
    1990 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
    1989 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 performances
    1989 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford, England
    1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
    1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
    1987 Catfish Hunter & 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 US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
    1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
    1985 British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
    1984 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
    1981 US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
    1980 Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
    1979 US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
    1978 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco
    1977 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
    1976 "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
    1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
    1975 25th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-102 at Phoenix
    1975 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
    1975 USSR breaks trade agreement with US
    1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
    1974 World Football League founded
    1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
    1973 Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
    1973 Dancer Roy Castle measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
    1973 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army
    1973 "Aloha from Hawaii", an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer
    1972 "Sanford & 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
    1972 Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark since 1412
    1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
    1970 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since 1969
    1969 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
    1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
    1969 Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
    1969 19th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-112 at Baltimore
    1968 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
    1967 NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
    1967 Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
    1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
    1967 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
    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 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
    1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since President Kennedy's assassination
    1963 George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
    1963 "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later
    1962 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
    1961 Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
    1960 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
    1960 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
    1960 The Reserve Bank of Australia is established
    1960 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
    1957 Kripalu Maharaj is named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher)
    1956 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
    1956 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
    1955 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony premieres in Phila
    1954 The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
    1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend" premieres in London
    1953 Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica" premieres in Manchester
    1953 Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Tito)
    1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
    1952 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
    1952 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
    1952 Snowstorm 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 NYC after 420 performances
    1950 US 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
    1946 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
    1945 In Greece, Communists and the British agree to a cease-fire in the struggle to control Athens (and with it Greece)
    1944 Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow
    1943 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
    1943 World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke
    1943 World War II: Casablanca Conference begins (Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt)
    1943 FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
    1943 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane
    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)
    1938 Norway claims Queen Maud Land
    1936 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
    1935 28th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry (2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
    1935 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3)
    1935 Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
    1932 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US 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 NY Rangers
    1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
    1924 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
    1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
    1918 Finland & USSR adopt New Style (Gregorian) calendar
    1916 Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks
    1914 Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
    1914 Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
    1914 The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
    1912 Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France
    1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition lands on the Ross Ice Shelf
    1909 Coöp. Far. Central Management forms
    1908 Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut v Eng Adelaide (116)
    1907 An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1,000.
    1905 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana" premieres in NYC
    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 ft) Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
    1878 US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
    1874 I. D. Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Mississippi legislature
    1873 "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
    1873 Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback elected to US Senate
    1868 NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
    1868 SC 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
    1861 Fort Pikens, Florida, falls into state hands (US Civil War)
    1858 French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
    1822 Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
    1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
    1813 Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (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 in the US on his wife
    1785 Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
    1784 US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
    1761 Third Battle of Panipat between the Marathas and Afghans is fought in India
    1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
    1739 Britain and Spain sign 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 Malacca, 7,000 killed
    1639 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow
    1601 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
    1526 Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
    1514 Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
    1501 Martin Luther enters the University of Erfurt, aged 17.
    1343 Arnost of Pardubice becomes the first Archbishop of Prague (and the last bishop of Prague)
    1301 Andrew III of Hungary (1290-1301) dies at 50, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
    1129 Formal approval of the Order of Templars at the Council of Troyes.
    378 General Siyaj K'ak', a Mayan warlord, conquers Tikal and increases the domain of Teotihuacan
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