January 2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides:
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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.
A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats up to 25 years for the 1993
Thursday, January 14, 1993
The Polish ferry M/S "Jan Heweliusz" sinks off the coast of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, killing 54 people.
Saturday, January 14, 1978
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.
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
Thursday, January 14, 1960
Thursday, January 14, 1954
" premieres on NBC
, eventually becoming one of the longest-running television series in America.
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.
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
Thursday, January 14, 1875
Thursday, January 14, 1858
and his accomplices fail to assassinate Napoleon III
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.
Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in exchange for west Pomerania, as part of the Treaty of Kiel.
Wednesday, January 14, 1795
Wednesday, January 14, 1784
Tuesday, January 14, 1766
Wednesday, January 14, 1761
An earthquake hits Norcia
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.
After 90 years of Ottoman occupation, the Safavid empire recaptures Baghdad.
Wednesday, January 14, 1604
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)