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What happened on March 14? There are more than 259 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 14

March 14 In HistoryMarch 14 is the 73rd day of the year 2018. There are 292 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 11th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Somonauk, Illinois 60552 sunrise occured at 12:06 PM and sunset occured at 12:00 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 328 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For March 14

  • 44 BC
    Casca, Cicero and Cassius decided, in the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive.
  • 313
    Emperor Jin Huidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
  • 1381
    Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
  • 1489
    The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
  • 1590
    Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1647
    Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1757
    Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
  • 1782
    Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
  • 1794
    Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
  • 1885
    The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.
  • 1900
    The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
  • 1903
    The Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
  • 1910
    Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
  • 1915
    World War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew.
  • 1931
    Alam Ara, India’s first talkie film, is released.
  • 1939
    Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
  • 1942
    Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
  • 1943
    World War II – The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
  • 1945
    World War II – The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • 1951
    Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
  • 1964
    A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1967
    The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1972
    Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
  • 1972
    Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashed near Kalba in the United Arab Emirates. All 112 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 1978
    The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
  • 1979
    In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
  • 1980
    In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
  • 1984
    Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
  • 1994
    Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • 1995
    Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
  • 2006
    Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'état attempt.
  • 2007
    The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.
  • 2008
    A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.

Who Were Born On March 14?

  • 1638
    Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
  • 1681
    Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (d. 1767)
  • 1790
    Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
  • 1801
    Kristjan Jaak Peterson, first Estonian poet (d. 1822)
  • 1804
    Johann Strauss, Senior, Austrian composer (d. 1849)
  • 1807
    Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
  • 1813
    Joseph Philo Bradley, American jurist and former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1892)
  • 1822
    Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (d. 1889)
  • 1823
    Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • 1833
    Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first female dentist in the United States (d. 1910)
  • 1835
    Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (d. 1910)
  • 1837
    Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
  • 1844
    Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy, British poet
  • 1844
    King Umberto I of Italy, (d. 1900)
  • 1851
    John Sebastian Little, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas and 21st Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)
  • 1853
    Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
  • 1854
    Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
  • 1854
    John Lane, British publisher (d. 1925)
  • 1854
    Paul Ehrlich, German scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1915)
  • 1854
    Thomas R. Marshall, American politician, 27th Governor of Indiana, and 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)
  • 1862
    Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1863
    Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)
  • 1866
    Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)
  • 1868
    Emily Murphy, Canadian women’s rights activist, first female magistrate in the British Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1869
    Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
  • 1879
    Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1880
    Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (d. 1945)
  • 1882
    Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
  • 1885
    Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1886
    Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1887
    Charles Reisner, American silent actor and film director (d. 1962)
  • 1887
    Sylvia Beach, American publisher (d. 1962)
  • 1888
    Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
  • 1894
    Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • 1898
    Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • 1899
    Ada Kramm, Norwegian actress (d. 1981)
  • 1899
    K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1903
    Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • 1903
    Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish politician (d. 1979)
  • 1904
    Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, Ziegfeld girl (d. 2010)
  • 1905
    Raymond Aron, French philosopher (d. 1983)
  • 1908
    Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft) (d. 1991)
  • 1908
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenological philosopher (d. 1961)
  • 1908
    Philip Conrad Vincent, British motorcycle pioneer (Vincent Black Shadow, Vincent Rapide and Vincent Black Lightning) (d. 1979)
  • 1912
    Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    Cliff Bastin, English footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1912
    Les Brown, American bandleader (d. 2001)
  • 1912
    W. Graham Claytor, Jr. Southern Railway and later Amtrak President (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    W. Willard Wirtz, American administrator (d. 2010)
  • 1914
    Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)
  • 1914
    Lee Elhardt Hays, American folk singer (d. 1981)
  • 1914
    Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1915
    Alexander Brott, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1916
    Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Dennis Patrick, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1920
    Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A
  • 1922
    Les Baxter, American musician and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1923
    Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
  • 1925
    Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    William Clay Ford, Sr., American owner of the Detroit Lions
  • 1928
    Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish populariser environmentalist (d. 1980)
  • 1928
    Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO
  • 1931
    Phil Phillips, American singer and songwriter
  • 1932
    Naina Yeltsina, former First Lady of Russian Federation
  • 1933
    Quincy Jones, American musician and composer
  • 1933
    René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1933
    Sir Michael Caine, British actor
  • 1934
    Eugene Cernan, American astronaut
  • 1934
    Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1936
    Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
  • 1939
    Bertrand Blier, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1939
    Pilar Bardem, Spanish actress
  • 1939
    Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1939
    Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1941
    Wolfgang Petersen, German director
  • 1942
    Rita Tushingham, British actress
  • 1943
    Anita Morris, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1944
    Bobby Smith, English professional footballer and manager
  • 1944
    Vaclav Nedomansky, Czech hockey player
  • 1945
    Herman van Veen, Dutch singer and theatre performer
  • 1945
    Jasper Carrott, British comedian
  • 1945
    Michael Martin Murphey, American country music singer
  • 1945
    Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist (Chicago)
  • 1946
    Steve Kanaly, American actor
  • 1946
    Wes Unseld, American basketball player
  • 1947
    Jona Lewie, English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
  • 1947
    Pam Ayres, British poet
  • 1947
    Roy Budd, British jazz musician and composer (d.1993)
  • 1947
    William J. Jefferson, American politician
  • 1948
    Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
  • 1948
    Theo Jansen, Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor.
  • 1948
    Tom Coburn, American politician, junior Senator from Oklahoma
  • 1949
    Michael Stedman, British World War I historian and author
  • 1950
    Rick Dees, American disc jockey
  • 1951
    Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
  • 1955
    Helen Atkinson-Wood, English actress and comedian
  • 1956
    Butch Wynegar, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Colin Ayre, British football player
  • 1957
    Andrew Robinson, British author
  • 1957
    Tad Williams, American author
  • 1958
    Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • 1959
    Brian Whitfield, former South African cricketer
  • 1959
    Tamara Tunie, American actress
  • 1960
    Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1961
    Gary Dell'Abate, American radio producer
  • 1961
    Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • 1961
    Hiro Matsushita, Japanese racing driver
  • 1961
    Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • 1961
    Rey Washam, American musician (Scratch Acid)
  • 1962
    Narumi Tsunoda, Japanese voice actress
  • 1963
    Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer
  • 1964
    Dario Bisso, Italian conductor
  • 1965
    Aamir Khan, Indian actor
  • 1965
    James Kevin Brown, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • 1965
    Kiana Tom, American fitness guru and model
  • 1966
    Elise Neal, American actress
  • 1967
    Melissa Reeves, American actress
  • 1968
    Megan Follows, Canadian actress
  • 1969
    Des Coleman, English actor and presenter
  • 1969
    Larry Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • 1970
    Meredith Salenger, American actress
  • 1974
    Grace Park, Canadian actress
  • 1974
    Patrick Traverse, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Johan Paulik, Slovak porn star
  • 1975
    Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)
  • 1975
    Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • 1975
    Wendy Rice, American actress
  • 1976
    Daniel Gillies, Canadian born New Zealand actor
  • 1976
    Merlin Santana, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1977
    Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
  • 1977
    Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (d. 2011)
  • 1977
    Zé António, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978
    Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001)
  • 1978
    Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • 1979
    Anthony Carelli, Italian-American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Chris Klein, American actor
  • 1979
    Love, Angolan footballer
  • 1979
    Nicolas Anelka, French footballer
  • 1979
    Sead Ramović, German-born Bosnian footballer
  • 1980
    Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
  • 1980
    Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980
    Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • 1980
    Mercedes McNab, Canadian-born actress
  • 1981
    Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
  • 1981
    George Wilson, American football player
  • 1981
    Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • 1982
    Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • 1982
    François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1982
    Kate Maberly, British actor, singer-songwriter
  • 1983
    Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
  • 1983
    Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
  • 1984
    Liesel Matthews, American former child actress
  • 1985
    Ariel Rebel, Canadian pornographic actress
  • 1985
    Brianna Love, American pornographic actress
  • 1985
    Eva Angelina, American pornographic actress
  • 1985
    Idaira, Spanish singer
  • 1986
    Andy Taylor, British/English footballer
  • 1986
    Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1986
    Jamie Bell, British actor
  • 1987
    Robert Clark, American Actor
  • 1988
    Sasha Grey, American pornographic actress
  • 1988
    Stephen Curry, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Colby O'Donis, American musician
  • 1990
    Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1991
    László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer
  • 1992
    Jasmine Murray, American singer

Who Died On March 14?

  • 313
    Jin Huidi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 284)
  • 968
    Matilda of Ringelheim, German Queen (b. c. 895)
  • 1457
    Jingtai Emperor of China (b. 1428)
  • 1471
    Sir Thomas Malory, English author (b. 1405)
  • 1647
    Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
  • 1648
    Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (b. 1584)
  • 1680
    René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)
  • 1682
    Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, Dutch painter (b. 1628)
  • 1696
    Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)
  • 1698
    Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (b. 1622)
  • 1748
    George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)
  • 1757
    John Byng, Royal Navy admiral (b. 1704)
  • 1765
    Ayagawa Gorōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 2nd Yokozuna (b. c. 1703)
  • 1791
    Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)
  • 1803
    Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German writer (b. 1724)
  • 1805
    Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)
  • 1811
    Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1735)
  • 1823
    Charles François Dumouriez, French general (b. 1739)
  • 1823
    John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent Royal Navy, Admiral of the Fleet
  • 1883
    Karl Marx, German philosopher and political theorist (b. 1818)
  • 1884
    Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1932
    George Eastman, American inventor, and founder of Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)
  • 1933
    Balto, Siberian Husky noted for his role in the 1925 serum run to Nome (b. 1919)
  • 1946
    Werner von Blomberg, field marshal (b. 1878)
  • 1949
    John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
  • 1957
    Evagoras Pallikarides, Greek-Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
  • 1973
    Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • 1973
    Howard Aiken, American engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1973
    Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • 1975
    Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 1976
    Busby Berkeley, American choreographer and director (b. 1895)
  • 1977
    Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1980
    Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish populariser environmentalist (b. 1928)
  • 1980
    Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician (b. 1902)
  • 1983
    Maurice Ronet, French film actor (b. 1927)
  • 1984
    Hovhannes Shiraz, Armenian poet (b. 1915)
  • 1989
    Edward Abbey, American author and environmental activist (b. 1927)
  • 1989
    Happy Humphrey, American professional wrestler known for weighing in at 800+ pounds
  • 1991
    Doc Pomus, American composer (b. 1925)
  • 1991
    Howard Ashman, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1950)
  • 1991
    Margery Sharp, children’s author (b. 1905)
  • 1992
    Jean Poiret, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 1995
    William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1997
    Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born director (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 2002
    Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
  • 2003
    Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)
  • 2003
    Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)
  • 2006
    Ann Calvello, roller-derby queen (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Lennart Meri, former President of Estonia (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    Lucie Aubrac, French history teacher and member of the French Resistance (b. 1912)
  • 2008
    Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist and leader and foundress of the Focolare (b. 1920)
  • 2009
    Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Altovise Davis, American entertainer, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s widow (b. 1943)
  • 2010
    Janet Simpson, British track and field athlete (b. 1944)
  • 2010
    Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)


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