Today in History -14 January

Important Events

1526 Charles V and Francis I sign the Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
1641 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
1724 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
1761 Third Battle of Panipat: In one of the largest battles of the century, the mostly Muslim Afghani Durrani Empire defeats the mostly Hindu Maratha Empire in Northern India. An estimated 60,000–70,000 were killed in the fighting and about 40,000 Maratha prisoners massacred afterwards.
1784 US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Confederation ratifying the Treaty of Paris
2011 Tunisian president Ben Ali, flees to Saudi Arabia after popular protests known as the Jasmine Revolution

Jan 14 in Film & TV

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

Jan 14 in Music

1900 Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca” premieres in Rome

Jan 14 in Sport

1898 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)

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