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    What happened on March 14

    • March 14, 1489 "The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice."

    • March 14, 1559 "Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Woudrichem, Netherlands"

    • March 14, 1590 Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

    • March 14, 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.

    • March 14, 1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)

    • March 14, 1647 "Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm."

    • March 14, 1653 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno

    • March 14, 1689 Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen

    • March 14, 1734 Prince Willem KHF van Orange marries George II's daughter Mary Anne

    • March 14, 1743 First American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)

    • March 14, 1757 "On-board the HMS Monarch, Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty."

    • March 14, 1794 Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

    • March 14, 1800 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII

    • March 14, 1812 Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812

    • March 14, 1826 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panamá

    • March 14, 1837 UK hist Wheatstone & Cooke send first British telegraph message (some say 25 Jul – the electric telegraph was patented in May)

    • March 14, 1840 "José Zorilla's ""El Zapatero y el Rey"", premieres in Madrid"

    • March 14, 1843 Boston conducts its first town meeting (Faneuil Hall)

    • March 14, 1843 James Douglas lands at Clover Point on Vancouver Island with 15 men to build new Hudson's Bay Company Fort Camosun (later Victoria); moving HBC trade headquarters from Fort Vancouver (now in Washington State)

    • March 14, 1862 Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern

    • March 14, 1863 RADM Farragut's squadron of 7 ships forces way up Mississippi River to support Union troops at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge

    • March 14, 1864 "Rossini's ""Petite Messe Solennelle"", premieres in Paris France"

    • March 14, 1864 Samuel Baker discovers another source of the Nile in East Africa and names it Lake Albert Nyanza.

    • March 14, 1864 "Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana"

    • March 14, 1869 Defeat of Titokowaru.

    • March 14, 1870 California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible

    • March 14, 1879 "Famous genius, Albert Einstein is born."

    • March 14, 1879 "Revolutionary physicist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany."

    • March 14, 1885 "Gilbert and Sullivan's opera ""Mikado"", premieres in London"

    • March 14, 1888 "2nd largest snowfall in New York NY history (21"")"

    • March 14, 1889 "German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his ""Navigable Balloon"""

    • March 14, 1891 The submarine Monarch lays telephone cable along the English Channel bed to prepare for the first telephone links across the Channel.

    • March 14, 1896 "Sutro Baths (San Francisco) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)"

    • March 14, 1900 Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics

    • March 14, 1900 "The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard."

    • March 14, 1900 US currency goes on gold standard

    • March 14, 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."

    • March 14, 1906 Calgary City Rugby Football Club forms

    • March 14, 1909 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms

    • March 14, 1910 "Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere."

    • March 14, 1912 King Vittorio Emanuel III of Rome injured during assassination attempt

    • March 14, 1913 John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation

    • March 14, 1914 Serbia and Turkey sign peace treaty

    • March 14, 1915 German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile

    • March 14, 1915 "In World War I, the German cruiser Dresden is sunk by the Royal Navy in the Pacific"

    • March 14, 1915 "World War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the disastrous Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew."

    • March 14, 1916 "Battle of Verdun: German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun"

    • March 14, 1917 China severs diplomatic relations with Germany in World War I.

    • March 14, 1918 "First concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, San Francisco"

    • March 14, 1923 Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicië in Poland

    • March 14, 1923 German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP

    • March 14, 1923 President Warren G Harding became first President filing income tax report and pay taxes

    • March 14, 1926 "Ro Virilla, Costa Rica: the fall of a train in the Ro Virilla killed 248 and injured 93 victims."

    • March 14, 1929 NAS Pensacola aircraft make 113 flights for flood rescue and relief

    • March 14, 1933 "Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation"

    • March 14, 1933 Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense

    • March 14, 1936 "Federal Register, first magazine of the US government, publishes first issue"

    • March 14, 1937 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen and Jack Benny meet on radio

    • March 14, 1938 Hitler annexes Austria. A plebiscite shows that nearly all approve.

    • March 14, 1939 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day

    • March 14, 1939 German troops fully occupy the Czechoslovak provinces of Bohemia and Moravia.

    • March 14, 1939 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia

    • March 14, 1939 Robert Menzies resigns as Australia's attorney-general and deputy leader of the United Australia Party over party's refusal to adopt a national insurance scheme.

    • March 14, 1940 "27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen TX"

    • March 14, 1941 Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies

    • March 14, 1941 "Xavier Cugat and his Orchestraestra record ""Babalu"""

    • March 14, 1942 Australians are required to carry identity cards in World War II

    • March 14, 1942 "John Bumstead and Orvan Hess became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin."

    • March 14, 1943 World War II - The Krakw Ghetto is 'liquidated'.

    • March 14, 1945 "During World War II, the 617 Dambuster Squadron of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) drops the heaviest bomb of the war on the Bielefeld railway viaduct in Germany. Known as the ""Grand Slam,"" the 22,000-pound bomb, which was designed by Sir Barnes Wallis, is dropped from an Avro Lancaster flown by RAF Squadron Leader C.C. Calder"

    • March 14, 1945 RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm

    • March 14, 1945 "The heaviest bomb of World War II, the 9,988kg ""Grand Slam"", is dropped by the RAF's Dambuster Squadron on the Bielefeld railway viaduct in Germany."

    • March 14, 1946 Labor-Progressive MP Fred Rose arrested for conspiracy to transmit wartime secrets to the Soviet Union; sentenced to 6 years in prison for spying

    • March 14, 1948 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco

    • March 14, 1950 The FBI initiated the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Program in order to draw national attention to dangerous criminals who have avoided capture.

    • March 14, 1951 "During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul"

    • March 14, 1951 "Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany"

    • March 14, 1951 "Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul."

    • March 14, 1953 Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as Secretary of Communist Party

    • March 14, 1955 "Off the Andreanof Islands, Alaska a 7.0 earthquake one of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States"

    • March 14, 1955 Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal

    • March 14, 1958 RIAA (Recording Industry Association of American)is created and certifies first gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)

    • March 14, 1958 South Africa government disallows ANC

    • March 14, 1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield CA

    • March 14, 1961 UK hist New English Bible (New Testament) published

    • March 14, 1962 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

    • March 14, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday

    • March 14, 1964 "A jury in Dallas, Texas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of John F. Kennedy."

    • March 14, 1964 "Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is sentenced to die in the electric chair for his ""murder with malice"" of Oswald"

    • March 14, 1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany

    • March 14, 1967 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

    • March 14, 1967 The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.

    • March 14, 1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA

    • March 14, 1971 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

    • March 14, 1973 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

    • March 14, 1974 Quebec to make French the official language of the province

    • March 14, 1978 Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)

    • March 14, 1978 "The Israeli Defense Force, invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani"

    • March 14, 1979 "In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200."

    • March 14, 1979 Peter Lougheed 1928- wins third term in provincial election and so continues the Tory Blue Rule

    • March 14, 1980 "In Poland, a plane crashes during an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team."

    • March 14, 1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)

    • March 14, 1983 OPEC cut oil prices for first time in 23 years

    • March 14, 1984 "Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Fin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast."

    • March 14, 1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards

    • March 14, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Boy George - Everything I Own

    • March 14, 1988 "Iran and Iraq unleash missiles on each other's capitals as so-called ""war of the cities"" erupts."

    • March 14, 1990 "4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson"

    • March 14, 1990 Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress

    • March 14, 1991 "British Court of Appeal frees ""Birmingham 6"" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment"

    • March 14, 1991 "Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave"

    • March 14, 1992 "Soviet newspaper ""Pravda"" suspends publication"

    • March 14, 1994 "Flaming oil burns in the Bosporus Strait that divides Istanbul after a tanker and freighter collide, killing 15 crew members."

    • March 14, 1994 Former West Australian premier Carmen Lawrence enters federal parliament through Fremantle by-election and records a 1.43 per cent swing to Labor

    • March 14, 1994 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped

    • March 14, 1994 "Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov and N Thagard"

    • March 14, 1994 Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

    • March 14, 1995 First time 13 people in space

    • March 14, 1995 Manned space mission: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.

    • March 14, 1997 "Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80"

    • March 14, 1997 President Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery

    • March 14, 1997 The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.

    • March 14, 1998 "In Northern Iran a 6.9 earthquake kills 5 people and 50 injured in Golbaf. Two thousand houses destroyed, 10,000 people left homeless"

    • March 14, 1999 MGM hosts the world's first online DVD event

    • March 14, 2004 "Vladimir Putin is re-elected president of Russia, while the PSOE wins elections in Spain just days after terrorist attacks in Madrid."

    • March 14, 2005 "Cedar Revolution, where one million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri."

    • March 14, 2007 "In India, 15 people were killed when police open fired on protesters at Singur, Nandigram in West Bengal. The farmers were protesting against the forceful acquisition of agricultural land by the government for setting up factories in collaboration with Tata Motors."







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