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 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.
  • 1489
    The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
  • 1782
    Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
  • 1951
    Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
  • 1967
    The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
  • 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?

  • 1899
    Ada Kramm, Norwegian actress (d. 1981)
  • 1903
    Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish politician (d. 1979)
  • 1939
    Bertrand Blier, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1941
    Wolfgang Petersen, German director
  • 1947
    Roy Budd, British jazz musician and composer (d.1993)
  • 1956
    Butch Wynegar, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Colin Ayre, British football player
  • 1980
    Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
  • 1985
    Eva Angelina, American pornographic actress
  • 1992
    Jasmine Murray, American singer

Who died on March 14?

  • 968
    Matilda of Ringelheim, German Queen (b. c. 895)
  • 1696
    Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)
  • 1823
    Charles François Dumouriez, French general (b. 1739)
  • 1957
    Evagoras Pallikarides, Greek-Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
  • 1973
    Howard Aiken, American engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1975
    Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 1989
    Edward Abbey, American author and environmental activist (b. 1927)
  • 1992
    Jean Poiret, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Janet Simpson, British track and field athlete (b. 1944)

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