On This Day in History, January 14

Looking to learn some history? We have compiled a list of significant events of January 14, sure to keep you informed.

Here, take a look!

  • 1907 – Kingston in Jamaica was hit by a major earthquake, leaving more than 800 people dead and nearly 100,000 homeless.
  • 1924 – A local Iowa newspaper announced the possibility of growing lettuce indoors.
  • 1936 – Harriet Hillard of the Ozzie Nelson Band sang”Get Thee Behind Me, Satan” for the movie “Follow the Fleet.”
  • 1943 – Roosevelt and Churchill met in Casablanca to discuss their WWII strategy.
  • 1949 – The Department of Justice took action against AT&T, forcing the company to forfeit ownership of Western Electric.
  • 1952 – The “Today” program debuted on NBC and was hosted by Dave Garroway.
  • 1953 – Tito became the President of Yugoslavia.
  • 1959 – The car companies; Hudson and Nash, merged.
  • 1963 – George Wallace took over as the governor of Arkansas.
  • 1967 – The Summer of Love is launched, making San Francisco the epicenter of the Hippie Revolution.
  • 1969 – The U.S. Aircraft Carrier ship Enterprise exploded in Pearl Harbor.
  • 1969 – Sir Matt Busby announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United.
  • 1980 – Gold prices skyrocketed after the mineral had been released from government control.
  • 1980 – The UN General Assembly did not allow Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan.
  • 2005 – George W. Bush announced a program called Vision for Space Exploration.
  • 2008Steve Jobs announced the Apple New MacBook Air notebook.
  • 2010 – A series of Cyberattacks in China on Gmail accounts of human rights activists, led to Google contemplating its future as a Chinese Search Engine.
  • 2010 – The United States started to take additional air security measures in the wake of December’s failed aircraft bomb plot.
  • 2013 – Former US President George H.W. Bush was discharged from the hospital after being admitted for two months.
  • 2013 – The New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, was put under investigation over suspicions that he misused Hurricane Sandy relief funds for his state.

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