This article titled Today in History – January 14 – India and World is all about presenting the most important historical events that took place on this day in a chronological fashion. This article is not intended to provide detailed account of each event. It is rather designed to work as a study aid for civil services aspirants who need to study history as one of the subjects they need to write their exam on. The quick list of events and dates provides a quick revision markup that can be used to recall the important events.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 14
Today in History – January 14: “India”
1761: The Third Battle of Panipat was fought on this day. It was fought between the Maratha Empire and the Afghanistan’s Durrani Empire.
1845: Marquess of Lansdowne was born on this day. He was the viceroy of India for the period 1888 to 1894.
1926: An eminent writer and a social activist – Mahasweta Devi was born on this day.
1957: Kripalu Maharaj became the 5th Jagadguru (in English it means World Teacher) after he gave speeches for 7 days in front of 500 Hindu scholars.
1977: First Formula One driver from India – Narain Karthikeyan was born on this day.
Today in History – January 14: “World”
1301: Árpád dynasty of Hungary came to an end with the death of Andrew III of Hungary.
1539: Cuba was annexed by Spain on this day.
1639: Connecticut adopted the ‘Fundamental Orders’. It was the first written constitution that was used for creation of government.
1858: France’s Napoleon III managed to escape an assassination attempt that was made in Paris by Felice Orsini and his accomplices.
1911: South Pole expedition of Roald Amundsen made a landfall on Ross Ice Shelf’s eastern edge.
1939: Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land was claimed by Norway on this day.
1950: MiG-17’s first prototype made its maiden flight on this day.
1960: Establishment of Reserve Bank of Australia. It is Australia’s Central Bank and is responsible for the issuance of bank notes.
1967: It was reported by New York Times that US Army was engaged in conducting secret experiments on germ warfare.