Press "Enter" to skip to content

This Day in History for January 14

Spread the love

This Day In History1699 – Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”

1794 – Dr. Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife.

1799 – Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets.

1868 – NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.

1914 – Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T.

1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane.

1950 – “As the Girls Go” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances.

1952 – “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV.

1956 – Little Richard releases “Tutti Frutti”

1960 – US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant.

1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”

1967 – Sonny & Cher release “Beat Goes On”

1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC-TV.

1976 – Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves.

1979 – US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday.

1981 – US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish.

1990 – “Simpsons” premiered on Fox-TV.

1995 – Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex’s $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico.

2001 – Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing.’

2016 – Sixth republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in North Charleston, South Carolina.