2014 is International Year of Small Island Developing States.
National Mentoring Month.
—–do–Braille Literacy Month.
—–do–Stalking Awareness Month.
—–d0–Birth Defects Prevention Month.
—–do–Blood Donor Month.
—–do–Glaucoma Awareness Month.
—–do–Bath Safety Month.
—–do–Hot Tea Month.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Global Family Day.
Calcutta was renamed as Kolkata on 2001.
Money order system was introduced in all major post
offices from January, 1880.
Fidel Castro came into power in Cuba on 1st January,1959.
Indian Penal Code came into operation on 1st January 1862.
When Euro was launched on 1st January 1999, it became the
new official currency of 11 member states of E.U.(European Union)
and 7 other member states have adopted the Euro since 2001.
January 1, 1801-Ireland was added to great Britain by the Act of
Union,1800, thus creating the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland.
2.National Road Safety Week(11 to 17). Commuters
are explained about the devastation of road accidents
and encouraged to take action to prevent this carnage.
National Run it up the Flagpole and see if anyone
Fruitcake Toss Day.
Birthday of Shri B.M.Shrikantaiah,(1884) an Indian author,
writer and translator of Kannada literature.
4.National Spaghetti Day.
Oil and Gas Conservation Week (January 4 to January 10)
and Fortnight(January 16 to January 31)
5.National Bird Day.
India’s G S L V-D5(Satellite Launch Vehicle), put the G S A T -14,
communication satellite into orbit.
Cuddle up Day.
Death anniversary of Tyagaraja an Indian classical (Carnatic)
musician.He was born on May 4,1767.
7.Old Rock Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate
old rocks and fossils.
8.Bubble Bath Day.
Male Watchers Day.
9.Play God Day.
National Static Electricity Day
National Apricot Day.
10.Houseplant Appreciation Day.
Peculiar People Day.
K.J.Yesudas(B:January 10, 1940) is an Indian carnatic
musician and film play back singer.
11.International Thank you Day.
12.World Daughters Day.
International Kite Festival.
Swami Vivekananda (B:12 January 1863;D:4 July 1902)
was an Indian Hindu monk.
13.International Skeptics Day.
Make Your Dream Come True Day.
14.Dress up Your Pet Day.
The Prayag Kumbh Mela-2014 starts from
14th January and is spread over up to around
International kite festival is observed in India
on 14th January every year.
15.National Hat Day.
Pin Code Week-January 15 to January 21.
16. Appreciate a Dragon Day.
Death anniversary (1901)of Mahadeva Govinda Ranade,
a distinguished Indian scholar, author and social reformer.
17.Birthday of Michelle Obama, First Lady of the U.S.
Ditch New Year Resolution Day.
Death Anniversary of Bengali cine actress Suchitra Sen.
Winnie the Pooh Day.
Under water Parks Day.
20.Penguin Awareness Day.
National Butter crunch Day.
21.National Hugging Day.
Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Three new States (Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura)
came into existence on 21st January 1972.
22.Legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao dies.
He was born on 20, September 1923.
National Blonde Brownie day.
Queen Victoria,monarch of Great Britain and Ireland and
empress of India died(1901).
23. National Pie day.
National Handwriting day.
Measure Your Feet day.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose(B:23,January 1897;D:18 August 1945)
was Indian freedom fighter.
24.Moebius Syndrome Awareness day.
Beer Can Appreciation day.
National girl child day.
President Rajendra Prasad declared ”Jana Gana Mana”
the national anthem and Vande Mataram the national song
on January 24,1950.
144th birthday of Kannada poet and writer better
known as Mahakavi(great poet) Nandalike Muddanna.
His name at birth was Lakshmi Naranappa,(died on Feb:15,1901)
His best known works are-Sri Rama Pattabhisheka, Adbhuta
Ramayana,Ratnavathi Kalyana and Shri Ramashwamedha.
Homi Jahangir Bhabha was an Indian nuclear physicist
(B:30 October 1909;D:24 January 1966) He died when
Air India Flight 101 crashed near Mont Blanc.
West Bengal government established the first multidisciplinary
modern University of Calcutta, the first of its kind in South Asia
on 24 January 1857.
National compliments day.
25.Birthday of Eusebio(1942), legendary Portugese soccer
star known as the Black Panther dies on January 5, 2014 at
72 years old.
The Election Commission was established on 25th January
1950.The Government of India celebrate this day as
National Voters Day since 2011.
National Opposite Day.
Himachal Pradesh, India’s 18 State came into being
on 25 January 1971.
Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison established the
Oriental Telephone Company on 25 January 1881.
26.International Customs Day.
Sangolli Rayanna died on 1831. He was a brave warrior
from Karnataka. He was the army chief of the kingdom of
Kittur, ruled at the time by Rani Chennamma. He fought
the British until his death.
27.Family Literacy day–ABC Life literacy,Canada.
National Chocolate Cake day.
The Clock Day.
28.Fun at Work Day.
National Kazoo Day.
Birthday of Pandit Jasraj(1930), an Indian classical
29.National Corn chip Day.
National Puzzle Day.
30.The Chinese Lunar New Year for 2014 is on January 31
and marks the start of the Year of Horse.
Street Children’s Day.
Vishnu Vardhan was an Indian film actor(B:September 18, 1950;
D:December 3o, 2009)
Birthday of Jackie Robinson(1919). He was an American
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.