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On This Day in History, January 14

What Happened On This Day – January 14

  • 2005 The European Huygens space probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan

    It was the first ever landing in the outer solar system.

  • 1967 The Summer of Love is launched with the Human Be-In

    San Francisco was the epicenter of the Hippie Revolution, which soon influenced cultures around the world.

  • 1953 Tito becomes President of Yugoslavia

    The authoritarian leader became a unifying symbol in his country and is still known by many today.

  • 1943 Churchill, Roosevelt and de Gaulle meet in Casablanca to discuss their WWII strategy

    During the secret Casablanca Conference, the leaders agreed that the allied forces would accept nothing less than the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers.

  • 1559 Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England

    “The Virgin Queen” was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII.

Births On This Day – January 14

  • 1969 Dave Grohl

    American singer-songwriter, musician, director

  • 1963 Steven Soderbergh

    American director, screenwriter, producer

  • 1950 Rambhadracharya

    Indian religious leader

  • 1875 Albert Schweitzer

    Alsatian physician, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1741 Benedict Arnold

    American/English general

Deaths On This Day – January 14

  • 2016 Alan Rickman

    English actor

  • 1977 Anthony Eden

    British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  • 1957 Humphrey Bogart

    American actor

  • 1901 Mandell Creighton

    English bishop, historian

  • 1898 Lewis Carroll

    English author

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