January 14 - the day over the years
Today is Friday, January 14, the fourteenth day of 2005.
There are 351 days left in the year.
Highlights in history on this date:
1784 - US ratifies peace treaty with England, formally ending American War of Independence.
1809 - England and Spain form alliance against Napoleon Bonaparte.
1814 - Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in Treaty of Kiel. 1858 - Felice Orsini's plot to assassinate Napoleon III is uncovered.
1867 - Peru declares war on Spain.
1907 - Earthquake in Jamaica destroys Kingston and takes 1,000 lives.
1942 - Forces under US General Douglas MacArthur resist Japanese attacks on Bataan in Philippines in World War II.
1950 - United States recalls all consular personnel from China.
1962 - At least 36 Algerians and Europeans are killed in disorder and terrorist attacks in Algeria's major cities.
1966 - Indonesia closes its mission at United Nations as it prepares to withdraw from the world organization.
1990 - Azerbaijani attacks on Armenians leave at least 24 dead in Baku.
1991 - On eve of United Nations deadline for use of force in Iraq, European Community decides it is useless to send diplomatic mission to Baghdad.
1992 - Israel opens peace talks with Jordan and resumes bargaining with Palestinians.
1993 - 54 people die when a ferry capsizes during a fierce storm in Baltic sea.
1994 - Japanese police raid two companies suspected of selling electronics to the North Korean missile program.
1995 - In Colombia, leftist rebels attack police stations in several towns, killing six policemen and three other people.
1996 - Alvaro Arzu is sworn in as Guatemala's new president.
1997 - In Cairo, Egypt, a crowded public bus smashes through a metal fence and plunges 35 meters (115 feet) into the Nile. At least 39 people die.
1998 - UN Security Council votes unanimously to rebuke Iraq for not giving arms inspectors full access. Iraq accuses an American arms inspector of being a spy.
1999 - The United States tells the World Trade Organization that US$520 million in European imports will face punitive tariffs unless an agreement is reached on the sale of U.S. bananas.
2000 - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines agrees to pay Alaska US$3.5 million for dumping toxic chemicals and oil-contaminated water into the state's waters.
2001 - Cambodia's Senate approves a law to create a tribunal to try Khmer Rouge leaders.
2002 - The US House Energy and Commerce Committee releases a letter sent in August 2001 by an executive of Enron Corp. to Kenneth Lay, the energy company's chairman and chief executive officer, pointing out improprieties in the now-bankrupt Enron's accounting practices.
2003 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspends 27 U.S. gene therapy trials after a second child in four months develops leukemia-like symptoms in a French trial that used a similar technique.
2004 - In a new signal that Libya is serious about renouncing its weapons of mass destruction, the North African country ratifies the nuclear test ban treaty despite the fact that its nuclear program was far from producing a weapon.
Valdemar I, the Great, Danish king (1131-1182)
Zacharias Topelius, Finnish writer (1818-1898)
Albert Schweitzer, French missionary-doctor-musician, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1875-1965)
Giulio Andreotti, Italian prime minister (1919--)
Faye Dunaway, U.S. actress (1941--).