January 14

This Day in History

1980

Gold prices soar

Gold reaches a new record price on this day, hitting more than $800 an ounce. Scattered sparsely throughout the earth's crust, gold has been treasured since ancient times for both its scarcity and … (more...)

1968

Celebrated Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar dies

Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar is perhaps best remembered for her patriotic poem, ‘My Country’, with her second verse arguably among the most recognised in Australian poetry – “I love a sunburnt … (more...)