Saturday, January 17, 2015

14th January date

14th January in History:
1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1933 – The controversial "Bodyline" cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peak when Australian captain Bill Woodfull is hit over the heart.
1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
1950 – The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
1957 – Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
1960 – The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
2004 – The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

Birthdays you share with:
1937 – Sobhan Babu, Indian actor (d. 2008)
1977 – Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver

Festivals and celebrations:
National Flag Day (Georgia)
National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand)
Old New Year
Ratification Day (United States)
Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14):
Magh Bihu (Assam)
Maghi (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Makar Sankranti (India)
Maghe Sankranti (Nepal)
The first day of Pongal, a Tamil New Year. (Tamil)
Uttarayan (Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan)

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