14 March – This Day In History

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14 March – This Day In History

·         14 March 1592 Today is ‘Pi Day’, a celebration of the mathematical formula of Pi

·         14 March 1743 The first town meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, at Faneuil Hall

·         14 March 1776 Alexander Hamilton is named captain of artillery company

·         14 March 1790 Captain William Bligh arrives back in London a year after the Mutiny on the Bounty, in which he was cast off his own boat

·         14 March 1794 The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney

·         14 March 1862 Battle of New Bern, North Carolina

·         14 March 1879 Albert Einstein born

·         14 March 1883 Political philosopher Karl Marx died at age 64

·         14 March 1887 Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born

·         14 March 1900 Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act

·         14 March 1915 German cruiser Dresden sinks

·         14 March 1919 Max Brand publishes his first novel

·         14 March 1922 Mack Truck founder killed in car crash

·         14 March 1939 The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, soon to be occupied by the Nazis

·         14 March 1942 Japanese bombers make the first of nine attacks against Horn Island in Torres Strait

·         14 March 1943 Germans recapture Kharkov

·         14 March 1948 Billy Crystal is born

·         14 March 1950 The FBI debuts 10 Most Wanted

·         14 March 1951 United Nations forces recaptured Seoul during the Korean War

·         14 March 1958 The Recording Industry Association of America awards first Gold Record to Perry Como for “Catch A Falling Star”

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·         14 March 1964 A jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy

·         14 March 1964 Jack Ruby sentenced to death

·         14 March 1965 Allies launch second wave of Rolling Thunder

·         14 March 1967 JFK’s body moved to permanent gravesite

·         14 March 1969 Nixon discusses the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawals

·         14 March 1980 Boxing team among casualties in Polish Air crash

·         14 March 1989 Motpena, South Australia, records the state’s highest ever rainfall in a single day

·         14 March 1990 Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union

·         14 March 1991 Birmingham Six released

·         14 March 1997 President Clinton expresses desire to return to golf course

·         14 March 2004 Opposition Socialists scored a dramatic upset win in Spain’s general election, unseating conservatives stung by charges they’d provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq

·         14 March 2004 Russian President Vladimir Putin captured more than 70 percent of the vote to win a second term in an election that European observers said fell short of democratic standards

·         14 March 2005 A judge in San Francisco ruled that California’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional

·         14 March 2005 About 1 million people rallied in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding Syrian withdrawal and the arrest of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s killers

·         14 March 2008 Protests led by Buddhist monks in Tibet turned violent, leading to an extensive crackdown by China’s military

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