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 interesting facts about January 14th in history!
What Happened On January 14 In History?
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.
Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”.
US President Jimmy Carter expressed his support for Martin Luther King’s birthday to become a national holiday.
Queen Margrethe II became the first Queen of Denmark since 1412.
An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii killed 28 people.
David Jones changed his name to David Bowie and released his 1st single “Can’t Help Thinking About Me.”
Bowie changed his name because there was another star at the time called Davy Jones.
The Today Show aired for the first time on NBC-TV with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie as hosts.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Morocco where he met British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill to discuss allies during World War II.
This was the first time any American president had been on an airplane.
Segregation of races on public transport became illegal as ruled by US Supreme Court.
Inventor John Hyatt registered cellulose nitrate (celluloid) as a trademark.
Elizabeth Bennet became the first woman to give birth by a Cesarean section in the United States.
Dr. Jesse Bennett successfully performed a Cesarean section on his wife Elizabeth when she begged for him to do the surgery after she experienced a prolonged labor.
The clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany by Johann Christoph Denner.
January 14 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Grant Gustin! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
Famous People Born On January 14
Grant Gustin American Actor
Birthday: January 14, 1990
Jason Bateman American Actor
Birthday: January 14, 1969
LL Cool J American Rapper
Birthday: January 14, 1968
Dan Schneider American Television Producer
Birthday: January 14, 1966