JANUARY 14 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1907 – An earthquake in KingstonJamaica killed more than 1,000 on the 14th January 1907.

1911 – Roald Amundsen‘s South Pole expedition made landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf on the 14th January 1911.

1933 – The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine‘s England peaked on the 14th January 1933, when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.

1938 – Norway claimed Queen Maud Land in Antarctica on the 14th January 1938.

1943Franklin D. Roosevelt became the 1st President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office on the 14th January 1943, when he traveled from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.

1950 – The first prototype of the MiG-17 made its maiden flight on the 14th January 1950.

1952 – NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuted on the 14th January 1952, with host Dave Garroway.

1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation on the 14th January 1954.

1960 – The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country’s central bank and banknote issuing authority, was established on the 14th January 1960.

1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, took place in San Francisco, California‘s Golden Gate Park on the 14th January 1967, launching the Summer of Love.

1973 – Elvis Presley‘s concert Aloha from Hawaii was broadcast live via satellite on the 14th January 1973, and set a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

1978James Mathison the Australian television presenter was born in Sydney on the 14th January 1978. James Mathison verified Twitter: Twitter.com/JamesMathison

2004 – The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, aka “five cross flag“, was restored to official use on the 14th January 2004, after a hiatus of 500 years.

2005 – Huygens probe landed on Saturn‘s moon Titan on the 14th January 2005.

Today in History for the 14th January video produced by Associated Press

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