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January 14th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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January 14th History Highlights

  • 1539 - Spain annexes Cuba.
  • 1907 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica killed more than 1,000 people.
  • NBC's Today Show premiered in 1952, hosted by Dave Garroway.
  • 1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • 1967 - The Human Be-In began in San Francisco, at California's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.

There Are 3 Kinds of People

1. The ones who learn by reading.
2. The ones who learn by observation.
3. The ones who have to touch the fire to learn it’s hot.

Which are you?

January 14th is...

International Kite Day
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Gluten-Free Day
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Organize Your Home Day

January 14th Quotes

Not one of us knows what effect his life produces, and what he gives to others; that is hidden from us and must remain so, though we are often allowed to see some little fraction of it, so that we may not lose courage.
- Albert Schweitzer

Dreams don't have deadlines. I'm thinking of doing bigger and better things and having more fun with it.
- LL Cool J

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.
- Mark Antony

Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do. It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer. It's about what goes on in here [your heart] and what goes on in here [your head].
- Dave Grohl

Dolphins : Animals that are so intelligent that, within a few weeks of captivity, they can train a man to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them food three times a day.
- Hal Roach

The only way out of today's misery is for people to become worthy of each other's trust.
- Albert Schweitzer

The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.”
- Julian Bond

I'm not allergic to fashion. I'm just one of those people who when they put on a suit look like they're going to a funeral or to court.
- Dave Grohl

January 14th Birthdays

83 BC - Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (died in 30 BCE)
1741 - Benedict Arnold, American-British general (died in 1801)
1861 - Mehmed VI, Ottoman sultan (died in 1926)
1863 - Richard Felton Outcault, First American comic strip creator (The Yellow Kid, Hogan's Alley) (died in 1928)
*word balloons weren't invented yet.
1875 - Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1965)
1892 - Hal Roach, American director, and producer (died in 1992)
1915 - Mark Goodson, American game show producer, created Family Feud and The Price Is Right (died in 1992)
1919 - Andy Rooney, American journalist, critic, and television personality (died in 2011)
1925 - Yukio Mishima, Japanese Author and poet (died in 1970)
1937 - Billie Jo Spears, American country singer (died in 2011)
1938 - Jack Jones, American singer and actor
1940 - Julian Bond, American academic and politician (died in 2015)
1941 - Faye Dunaway, American actress
1948 - Carl Weathers, American football player and actor
1949 - Lawrence Kasdan, American director and producer
1952 - Maureen Dowd, American journalist and author
1964 - Shepard Smith, American television journalist
1965 - Slick Rick (Richard Martin Lloyd Walters), English-American rapper
1958 - LL Cool J (James Todd Smith), American rapper and actor
1969 - Kristin Cavallari, American actress
1969 - Dave Grohl, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
1990 - Grant Gustin, American actor

January 14th History

1690 - The Clarinet was invented in Nurnberg, Germany

1794 - Elizabeth Hog Bennett became the first woman in the US to successfully give birth to a child by a Cesarean section. Her husband, Dr. Jesse Bennett performed the operation.

1878 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that race separation on trains is unconstitutional

1914 - Henry Ford opened his assembly-line Model-T factory

1950 - #1 Hit January 14, 1950 - February 10, 1950: The Andrews Sisters - I Can Dream, Can't I

1952 - NBC's Today Show debuted.

1954 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio married actress Marilyn Monroe.

1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1956 - #1 Hit January 14, 1956 - February 17, 1956: Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This

1967 - The Summer of Love took place, starting at San Francisco's 'The Human Be-In.'

January 14, 1972 (fiction) Liberty 1 went through a Hasslein Curve, Planet of the Apes, Film

1972 - NBC's Sanford and Son debuted on NBC.

1973 - The Miami Dolphins complete the first undefeated season by winning Superbowl VII.

1973 - Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii Special, was seen by over 1 billion viewers. Since it was on the same day as Superbowl VII, it was shown later (April 3, 1973) in the US.

1978 - #1 Hit January 14, 1978 - February 3, 1978: Player - Baby Come Back

1978 - Fantasy Island premiered on CBS

January 14, 1981 Birthday (fictional) Cordelia Chase, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV

1981 - FCC ended limitation on TV commercials.

1989 - #1 Hit January 14, 1989 - January 20, 1989: Bobby Brown - My Prerogative

1990 - The Simpsons premiered on Fox.

1999 - Broadway Show - Fosse (Dance Musical) January 14, 1999

2000 - My Dog Skip debuted in theaters.

2005 - Coach Carter & Elektra debuted in theaters.

2006 - #1 Hit January 14, 2006 - January 20, 2006: D4L - Laffy Taffy

2011 - The Green Hornet debuted in theaters.

Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts


The "/" when you write and/or also stands for and/or.

The modern version of the Hippocratic Oath was written in 1964 by a man named Louis Lasagna.

The original drawings of Snoopy were based on Charles Schulz's childhood dogs, Snooky and Spike.

Using the word 'eloquent' indicates that you are eloquent. #eloquent

"All you've got is lifetime... go!" #songlyrics

The stars of "Rebel Without a Cause" all met an untimely death. James Dean died in a car crash, Natalie Wood drowned, and Sal Mineo was stabbed.

"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?" Lady Lou (Mae West) #moviequotes

"I was tuning in the shine on the light night dial doing anything my radio advised." #songlyrics

Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.

In an alternate universe, this is the most popular post of all time!

Statistically, the chance of something statistically unlikely occurring at some point, is very high.

The only state that doesn't contain any of the letters in the word "mackerel" is Ohio.

Sundance Kid - Real Name: Henry Longbaugh

Butch Cassidy - Real Name: Robert Leroy Parker

"I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." - George Carlin

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