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.
Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.
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.
A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
Who were born on March 14?
Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
Les Baxter, American musician and composer (d. 1996)
Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
Rita Tushingham, British actress
Rick Dees, American disc jockey
Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer
Who died on March 14?
Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
John Byng, Royal Navy admiral (b. 1704)
Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)
Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
Jean Poiret, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist and leader and foundress of the Focolare (b. 1920)
Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor (b. 1947)
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