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14 January

616BCE – China – Meteorite hit, 10 killed. http://www.phenomena.org.uk/page29/page30/page30.html

1703 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Norcia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1703_Apennine_earthquakes

1724 – Spain – King Philip V abdicated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_V_of_Spain

1761 – India – Third Battle of Panipat ( Afghan-Maratha Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Panipat

1809 – French Guiana – Invasion of Cayenne ended (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_French_Guiana

1814 – Germany – Treaty of Kiel signed (Napoleonic War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Kiel

1815 – USA – Battle of Fort Peter ended (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Peter  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7923142/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/archaeologists-find-relics-georgia-fort/#.VpXp09Lnncs

1858 – France – Attempted assassination of Napoleon III by Felice Orsini. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felice_Orsini

1878 – Ottoman Empire – Battle of Philippopolis began (Russo-Turkish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Philippopolis_(1878)


1907 – Jamaica – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre in Kingston, 1000 killed. https://youtu.be/9LvPsUV7obY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1907_Kingston_earthquake

1916 – UK – Earthquake measuring 4.6Mw, epicentre in Safford, Staffordshire.

1922 – France – Handley Page Transport plane crashed near Paris Le Bourget Airport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19220114-0

1933 – USA – Eastern Air Transport plane crashed at Newark, New Jersey, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19330114-0

1936 – USA – American Airlines plane crashed at Goodwin, AR, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19360114-0

1936 – Columbia – Fuerza Aérea Columbiana plane crashed near Tres Equinas Air Base, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19360114-1

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Solomon Islands – Operation Ke began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ke

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Braunschweig, Madgeburg & Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Burma – Battle of Ramree Island began (Burma Campaign, WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ramree_Island

1945 – Myanmar – CNAC plane crashed near Kambaiti, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450114-0

1946 – Indonesia – RAF plane missing at Mount Bangkok, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460114-0

1947 – Mexico – Fuerza Aérea Maxicana plane crashed near Puebla, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470114-0

1949 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490114-0

1951 – USA – National Airlines Flight 83 crashed at Philadelphia International Airport, PA, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510114-0

1954 – Italy – Philippines Air Lines plane crashed near Roma-Ciampino Airport, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540114-0


1954 – USA – American Motors Corporation founded. https://youtu.be/qMjdwSGzEg0  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Motors

1960 – Australia – Reserve Bank of Australia established. http://www.rba.gov.au/about-rba/history/


1967 – USA – Human Be-In event. https://youtu.be/HTGyFgyB5Q8   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Be-In


1969 – USA – Explosion on USS Enterprise, in Hawaii, 27 killed. https://youtu.be/LO4bMtTwc0I WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=64783

1972 – Denmark – Margrethe II became Queen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margrethe_II_of_Denmark

1993 – Poland – Ferry MS Jan Heweliusz sank, 55 killed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/54-drowned-in-polish-ferry-disaster-1478591.html

2000 – China – Earthquake measuring 5.9Mw, epicentre in Yunnan, 7 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_Yunnan_earthquake

2011 – Tunisia – Tunisian Revolution ended (Arab Spring). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisian_Revolution


2015 – USA – Tommy Caldwell & Kevin Jorgeson completed first free climb of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park. https://youtu.be/PLd_c4CjG44 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/150114-climbing-yosemite-caldwell-jorgeson-capitan/

2016 – Indonesia – Jakarta Attacks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35309195