On This Day 14 January

Important Days

Magh Bihu (Assam)
Maghe Sankranti (Nepal)
Maghi (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Makar Sankranti (India)

The first day of Pongal,
Uttarayan (Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan)
World Logic Day

Important Events

1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1845 – Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, English politician, 34th Governor-General of India (d. 1927)

1937 – Rao Gopal Rao, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 1994)

1950 – Rambhadracharya, Indian religious leader, scholar, and author

1951 – O. Panneerselvam, Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

1977 – Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver

Death/ Death Anniversary

1937 – Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet, author, and playwright (b. 1889)

1962 – M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer, scholar, and politician (b. 1860)