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Friday, January 14, 2011

Arab Spring: The Tunisian government falls after a month of increasingly violent protests PresidentZine El Abidine Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power.ref name=autogenerated1
Thousands of people protest across the country demanding the resignation of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12189535 (BBC)
January 2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Steve Jobs takes a six-month medical leave of absence as CEO of Apple Inc. //money.cnn.com/2009/01/14/technology/apple_jobs/index.htm (CNN)
Somali pirates release two ships off the coast of East Africa. //edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/01/13/somalia.piracy/index.html (CNN)

Monday, January 14, 2008

At 19:04:39 UTC, the MESSENGERspace probe is at its closest approach during its first flyby of the planet Mercury.
MESSENGER, a NASA mission, flies by Mercury, the second spacecraft to do so and the first in thirty-three years. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7183846.stm (BBC News)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopts the Red Crystal as a non-religious emblem for use in its overseas operations.
The Red Crystal is recognized as an official symbol of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6260353.stm (BBC)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tells United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he opposes the establishment of a provisional Palestinian state with temporary borders. //edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/01/14/rice.mideast.ap/index.html (CNN)

Friday, January 14, 2005

The Huygens probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

War on Terrorism: Three more suspects have been arrested in Manchester in England in connection with the investigation into ricin found in London, although it now appears as though the raid was initially carried out as the pursuance of an investigation into immigration issues. A Special Branch police officer, Stephen Oake, was fatally stabbed during the arrests, and three other officers were also injured, one seriously. This brings the total of those arrested to fourteen.

Monday, January 14, 2002

The asylum case of Adelaide Abankwah is heard in New York.

Friday, January 14, 2000

A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats up to 25 years for the 1993

Sunday, January 14, 1996

Jorge Saio is elected president of Portugal.

Friday, January 14, 1994

U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country's targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.

Thursday, January 14, 1993

The Polish ferry M/S "Jan Heweliusz" sinks off the coast of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, killing 54 people.
The PolishferryM/S \'\'Jan Heweliusz\'\' sinks off the coast of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, killing 54 people.

Saturday, January 14, 1978

January 15 ndash The body of former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda, following his death from cancer.

Tuesday, January 14, 1975

Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom) opens at Walt Disney World and to this day remains one of the parks most popular attractions.
Portugal announces that it will grant independence to Angola on November 11.
Heiress Lesley Whittle, 17, is kidnapped from her home in Shropshire, England by Donald Neilson.

Friday, January 14, 1972

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark succeeds her father, King Frederick IX, on the throne of Denmark.

Thursday, January 14, 1971

Seventy Brazilian political prisoners are released in Santiago, Chile. Giovanni Enrico Bucher is released January 16.

Wednesday, January 14, 1970

Diana Ross The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.

Thursday, January 14, 1965

The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and the Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland meet for the first time in 43 years.

Thursday, January 14, 1960

The Reserve Bank and Commonwealth Bank are created in Australia.

Monday, January 14, 1957

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.

Thursday, January 14, 1954

Marilyn Monroe marries baseball player Joe DiMaggio.

Monday, January 14, 1952

"Today" premieres on NBC, eventually becoming one of the longest-running television series in America.

Friday, January 14, 1944

WWII: Soviet troops start the offensive at Leningrad and Novgorod.
WWII: The 27th Polish Home Army Infantry Division is re-created, marking the start of Operation Tempest by the Polish Home Army.
An earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina, killing an estimated 10,000 people in the worst natural disaster in Argentina's history.

Tuesday, January 14, 1941

WWII: Commerce raiding "hilfskreuzer Pinguin" captures the Norwegian whaling fleet near Bouvet Island, effectively ending Southern Ocean whaling for the duration of the war.
WWII: Commerce raiding\\'\\'hilfskreuzer Pinguin\\'\\' captures the Norwegian whaling fleet near Bouvet Island, effectively ending Southern Oceanwhaling for the duration of the war.

Monday, January 14, 1907

March ndash The 1907 Romanian Peasants' Revolt results in possibly as many as 11,000 deaths.
An earthquake, in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.

Friday, January 14, 1898

Emile Zola publishes "J'Accuse" a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully placing Alfred Dreyfus in jail.
Emile Zola publishes "J'Accuse" a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully placing Alfred Dreyfus in jail.

Thursday, January 14, 1875

Alfonso (Queen Isabel IIof Spain's son) arrives in Spain and becomes Alfonso XII(Third Carlist War).

Thursday, January 14, 1858

Felice Orsini and his accomplices fail to assassinate Napoleon III in Paris but their bombs kill 8 and wound 142 people. Because of the involvement of French émigrés living in Britain, there is a brief anti-British feeling in France, but the emperor refuses to support it. Orsini is executed by guillotine on March 13 of the same year.

Wednesday, January 14, 1852

President Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte proclaims a new constitution for the French Second Republic.

Friday, January 14, 1814

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in exchange for west Pomerania, as part of the Treaty of Kiel.

Wednesday, January 14, 1795

The University of North Carolina opens to students at Chapel Hill, becoming the first state university in the United States.

Wednesday, January 14, 1784

Tuesday, January 14, 1766

Christian VII becomes King of Denmark.

Wednesday, January 14, 1761

Third Battle of Panipat: The Marathas are defeated by the Afghans.

Friday, January 14, 1724

King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.

Sunday, January 14, 1703

An earthquake hits Norcia, Italy.

Saturday, January 14, 1690

The clarinet is said to have been invented in Nuremberg, Germany.There is no evidence for this.

Tuesday, January 14, 1659

Battle of Elvas: The Portuguese beat the Spanish.

Saturday, January 14, 1645

English Civil War: Fairfax is appointed Commander-in-Chief.

Friday, January 14, 1639

Connecticut's first constitution, the "Fundamental Orders," is adopted.

Sunday, January 14, 1624

After 90 years of Ottoman occupation, the Safavid empire recaptures Baghdad.

Wednesday, January 14, 1604

The Hton Court conference is held between James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of the Puritans.

Thursday, January 4, 1526 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Madrid: Peace is declared between Francis I of France and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Francis agrees to cede Burgundy to Charles, and abandons all claims to Flanders, Artois, Naples, and Milan.

Monday, January 5, 1478 (Julianian calendar)

Friday, January 6, 1301 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, January 7, 1236 (Julianian calendar)

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