January 14 History

According to Gregory calendar, January 14, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. January 14 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on January 14. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 14th January:

  • 1551: Abul Fazl, one of the Navratnas of Akbar, was born in the Mughal period.
  • 1526: Charles V and Francis I sign the Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
  • 1641: United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • 1659: Portugal defeated Spain in the Battle of Elvas.
  • 1703: Earthquake shakes off Norquié, Italy.
  • 1717: German deposition leader “Sajko” is sentenced to death in Amsterdam.
  • 1724: King Philip V of Spain abdicated the throne for his 16-year-old son Louis I.
  • 1741: Third war of Panipat started between Marathas and Afghans.
  • 1742: England’s most famous astronomer Edmund Haley, who introduced the world to Haley Comet, died.
  • 1758: The King of England gave the East India Company the right to retain the property won in battle in India.
  • 1760: French General Lely handed over Puducherry to the British.
  • 1761: Third Battle of Panipat: In one of the largest battles of the century, the mostly Muslim Afghani Durrani Empire defeats the mostly Hindu Maratha Empire in Northern India. An estimated 60,000–70,000 were killed in the fighting and about 40,000 Maratha prisoners massacred afterwards.
  • 1766: Christian VII becomes King of Denmark.
  • 1784: After the victory in the American freedom struggle, the government entered into a peace treaty with Britain.
  • 1784: US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Confederation ratifying the Treaty of Paris
  • 1795: The University of North Carolina, opened to students at Chapel Hill, is the first state university in the United States.
  • 1898: Joey Darling hits his first six of a Test match.
  • 1907: More than 1000 people died in the devastating earthquake in Kingston, the capital of the Caribbean country of Jamaica.
  • 1912: Raymond Poincaré becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 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
  • 1969: Madras, the southern state of India, was renamed Tamil Nadu.
  • 1974: World Football League is established.
  • 1977: Narayan Karthikeyan, the first Indian to fill the Formula One race, was born.
  • 1994: For the first time in 300 years, a member of Britain’s royal family adopted Catholicism. In a private service the Duchess of Kent became a member of the Catholic Church.
  • 2002: The British government announced that the foot and mouth disease that has been spreading in the country for nearly 11 months will be considered to end at midnight.
  • 2007: Interim Constitution approved in Nepal.
  • 2009: Government announces 100% foreign investment from facsimile (per) editions of foreign letters.
  • 2011: Tunisia’s President Zayn al-Abidin bin Ali fled the country to Saudi Arabia after mass protests and revolution.
  • 2012: Suicide attack in Basra, Iraq, killed 53 and injured 130 people.

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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