What are the important events that happened on March 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 14: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 14 is the 74th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 1, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 440,040 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontatetragon’ day.
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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 335 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,640 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 14 Historical Events
44 BC –
Casca, Cicero and Cassius decided, in the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive.
The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashed near Kalba in the United Arab Emirates. All 112 passengers and crew were killed.
The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
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.
A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
Who were born on March 14?
Ada Kramm, Norwegian actress (d. 1981)
Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish politician (d. 1979)
Bertrand Blier, French film director and screenwriter
Wolfgang Petersen, German director
Roy Budd, British jazz musician and composer (d.1993)
Butch Wynegar, American baseball player
Colin Ayre, British football player
Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
Eva Angelina, American pornographic actress
Jasmine Murray, American singer
Who died on March 14?
Matilda of Ringelheim, German Queen (b. c. 895)
Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)
Charles François Dumouriez, French general (b. 1739)
Evagoras Pallikarides, Greek-Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
Howard Aiken, American engineer (b. 1900)
Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
Edward Abbey, American author and environmental activist (b. 1927)
Jean Poiret, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
Janet Simpson, British track and field athlete (b. 1944)
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