What happened this day in history March 14

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 73rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 1, 2023 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,678,752,000 seconds 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 ‘heptacontatrigon’ 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 333 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 3,735 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.
  • 1647
    Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
  • 2008
    A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.

Who were born on March 14?

  • 1869
    Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
  • 1885
    Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1894
    Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • 1922
    Les Baxter, American musician and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1939
    Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1942
    Rita Tushingham, British actress
  • 1950
    Rick Dees, American disc jockey
  • 1975
    Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • 1982
    Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • 1991
    László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer

Who died on March 14?

  • 1647
    Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
  • 1757
    John Byng, Royal Navy admiral (b. 1704)
  • 1805
    Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)
  • 1884
    Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1973
    Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • 1977
    Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1992
    Jean Poiret, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
  • 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)

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