Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14 in History

January 14 is the 14th day of the year. There are 352 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1129 – Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
  • 1639 – The Fundamental Orders the first written constitution that created a government is adopted in Connecticut.
  • 1898 – Lewis Carroll, English author and mathematician, died. He was born in 1832.
  • 1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first President of the US to travel via airplane while in office when he traveled from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
  • 1952 – NBC's long-running morning news program “Today” debuted.
  • 1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Company.
  • 1967 – The Human Be-In took place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
  • 1957 - Humphrey Bogart died. He was born in 1899.
  • 1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascended the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412, and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
  • 1998 – Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis).

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