2021 January

January 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 14

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?

2004

The country of Georgia officially adopted the Five Cross Flag after more than five hundred years since its last use.

OTD in 2004: 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.
2001

Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”.

1979

US President Jimmy Carter expressed his support for Martin Luther King’s birthday to become a national holiday.

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1972

Queen Margrethe II became the first Queen of Denmark since 1412.

1969

An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii killed 28 people.

1966

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.
1952

The Today Show aired for the first time on NBC-TV with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie as hosts.

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1943

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Morocco where he met British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill to discuss allies during World War II.

OTD in 1943: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Morocco where he met British Prime Minister
This was the first time any American president had been on an airplane.
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1878

Segregation of races on public transport became illegal as ruled by US Supreme Court.

OTD in 1878: Segregation of races on public transport became illegal as ruled by US Supreme Court.
1873

Inventor John Hyatt registered cellulose nitrate (celluloid) as a trademark.

1794

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.
1690

The clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany by Johann Christoph Denner.

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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

Grant Gustin

American Actor
Birthday: January 14, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Born In: Virginia, USA
Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman

American Actor
Birthday: January 14, 1969
Age: 52 years old
Born In: New York, USA
LL Cool J

LL Cool J

American Rapper
Birthday: January 14, 1968
Age: 53 years old
Born In: New York, USA
Dan Schneider

Dan Schneider

American Television Producer
Birthday: January 14, 1966
Age: 55 years old
Born In: Tennessee, USA

Did you know that on this day, January 14th 1690, the clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany by Johann Denner?