Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 14

This is a list of selected January 14 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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New Year (Julian calendar); refimprove section
Makar Sankranti in India refimprove section
1301 – The Árpád dynasty, which had ruled Hungary since the late 9th century, ended with the death of King Andrew III. unreferenced sections
1724Philip V, the first Bourbon ruler of Spain, abdicated in favour of his seventeen-year-old eldest son, who became Louis I. lots of CN tags (15)
1761 – The Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the French-supplied and trained Maratha troops at the Third Battle of Panipat in Panipat, present-day Haryana, India. refimprove section
1814 – Sweden and Denmark–Norway signed the Treaty of Kiel, whereby Frederick VI of Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden in return for the Swedish holdings in Pomerania. refimprove section
1950 – The first flight of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17, one of the most successful transonic fighter aircraft, took place. refimprove
1952Today, the world's first morning/breakfast television show, debuted on the American television network NBC. refimprove sections
1954Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson Motor Car Company merged to become American Motors in an effort to create one multibrand company capable of challenging the "Big Three" as an equal. refimprove section
1975 – British teenage heiress Lesley Whittle was kidnapped by Donald Neilson and subsequently murdered during a failed ransom-collection attempt. refimprove
James Hagerstrom |b|1921 TFA for 2021


January 14: Ratification Day in the United States (1784)

Kingston after the earthquake
Kingston after the earthquake
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