January 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1639 - The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
- 1784 - American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States - Congress ratifies theTreaty of Paris with Great Britain.
- 1952 - NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
- 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.
- 2005 - The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
- Famous Birthdays: Gottfried Silbermann (German instrument maker), Johann Matthias Hase (German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer), Benedict Arnold (American-English general), Matthew Fontaine Maury (American astronomer, historian, and oceanographer), Berthe Morisot (French painter)
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