Historical Events for 14th January 2020

1601 – Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
1724 – Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
1950 – US recalls all consular officials from China
1973 – Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
1978 – Sex Pistols’ final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco
1981 – US Federal Communications Commission frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1986 – Vinicio Cerezo becomes only the second freely elected President of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1993 – David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
2004 – The national flag of Georgia, the so-called “five cross flag” restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years
2010 – Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda

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