January 14th is International Kite Day and Dress Up Your Pet Day.
Welcome to the fourteenth day of the month and year. It’s only one month away from Valentine’s Day, so that’s either comforting to know, or really not!
January 14 has been an important day throughout history. There are so many cool facts and historic events to learn about, and that’s exactly what we’re going to cover today!
Did you know that on this day in 1690, the clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany by Johann Denner? It was an evolution of an earlier instrument called a chalumeau.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 14th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket successfully launched on its 14th flight from Launch Site One, Texas.
It flew as mission NS-14 to test out a new and improved crew capsule, the same capsule used later in 2021 to fly Founder Jeff Bezos to space. This mission, however, had a very different passenger – one crash test dummy dubbed “Mannequin Skywalker.”
The country of Georgia officially adopted the Five Cross Flag after more than five hundred years since its last use.
The last time the Five Cross Flag, Georgia’s current national flag, was used was during the time of the Kingdom of Georgia. The flag, which is made up of four small crosses and one large red cross, closely resembles the flag of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Norway was ceded to Sweden by King Frederik VI of Denmark.
At the time, Norway was under the control of the Danish crown, and the pair were allied with France in the Napoleonic Wars. When King Frederik VI swapped sides to join Britain and Sweden against France, the Treaty of Kiel was signed to transfer Norway to Sweden.
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Unfortunately, January 14th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Alan Rickman was an English actor born on February 21, 1946. He died on this day in 2016, at age 69 in London, England, UK.
Jan 14, 2016 (Age 69)
Lewis Carroll was an English writer born on January 27, 1832. He died on this day in 1898, at age 65 in Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.
Jan 14, 1898 (Age 65)
What is your favorite quote from January 14? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.
I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset – tears are words waiting to be written.
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
Not that you really need an excuse to clothe your chihuahua, garb your gerbil, or trick out your thorny devil. I don’t know what you’re still doing here – go find something silly or cute and snap some cool pictures of your pet!
Do you remember the last time you flew a kite in the sky with friends or family? We’re guessing it was a while ago. But today is International Kite Day, so why not drop everything, let your hair down and fly a kite with your loved ones?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Austria doesn’t often allow dual citizenship, but they made an exception for Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1983.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on January 14, your zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Earth is the element given to Capricorns. The earth is always working, constantly evolving, and keeping our planet going day in, day out!
People born in January all have the Garnet birthstone. This birthstone provides love and loyal friendships into people’s lives while also giving them good health.
Those who were born on January 14th were likely conceived the previous year on April 23rd.
A baby that is conceived on January 14th, 2023, will likely be due later this year around October 7th.