March 14

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October 18, 2021

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year.

Name days

Finnish calendar: Matilda, Mette, Tilda, Malla Finnish - Swedish calendar: Matilda, Tilda, Tilde, Mette orthodox calendar: Pentti Sámi calendar: Tildá, Matildá in older calendars: Christiana, Longinus, Mathilda, Mechtilde, Valvikki, Zacharias

Events

1489 - Queen Cypriot Caterina Cornaro sells her kingdom to Venice. 1492 - Queen Isabella of Castile orders 150,000 Jews from her subjects to convert to Christianity under threat of deportation. 1592 - Date was Approximate value of silicon: 3.14.1592 (ddMMyyyy) 1647 - Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Treaty of Ulm. 1757 - Admiral John Byng is executed by shooting on the deck of HMS Monarch on charges of negligence. 1800 - Cardinal Barnaba Chiaramonti is elected pope; he took the name Pius VII. 1891 - Eleven American men are lynched in New Orleans. 1923 - In Canada, Pete Parker is the first in the world to cover the entire hockey game in Regina, Saskatchewan. 1925 - The first radio program is broadcast across the Atlantic. 1939 - Slovakia resigns from Czechoslovakia for the first time, with Jozef Tiso elected President. 1950 - The FBI first publishes a list of the ten most wanted criminals. 1958 - Nikita Khrushchev states in his election speech in Moscow that "we have stopped unemployment forever". 1964 - In Dallas, a court finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged murderer of John F. Kennedy. 1964 - Finland decides to participate in the UN peacekeeping force. 1967 - The body of US President John F. Kennedy is transferred to its final resting place, the Arlington National Cemetery. 1979 - Aviation: Hawker-Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory site in Beijing, killing at least 200 people. 1980 - Aviation: An airplane crashes near Warsaw in an emergency landing, killing 91 people (including a 14-man U.S. boxing team). 1984 - Gerry Adams, director of Sinn Féin, is seriously injured in an assassination attempt in central Belfast. 1989 - US President George H. W. Bush bans the importation of assault rifles into the United States. 1991 - After 16 years in prison on charges of an IRA bombing of a pub, “Birmingham Six” was released after the court found evidence of a police officer. 1995 - Space exploration: Norman Thagard became the first U.S. astronaut to travel into space on a Russian space rocket. 1996 - US President Bill Clinton orders $ 100 million in counter-terrorism operations with Israel to find terrorists and eradicate terrorism. 2004 - Pope John Paul II became the second oldest pope in history. 2004 - Vladimir Putin is re-elected President of Russia.

Born

1681 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (d. 1767) 1704 - Jakob Stenius Sr., "Korpi-Jaakko", Finnish pastor, housekeeper and clearer (d. 1766) 1727 - Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German harpsichordist and composer (d. 1756) 1804 - Johann Strauss Sr., Austrian composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849) 1835 - Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (d. 1910) 1844 - Umberto I, King of Italy (d. 1900) 1854 - Paul Ehrlich, German physician, winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Medicine (d. 1915) 1864 - Juho Aitamurto, Finnish skier (d. 1939) 1869 - Algernon Blackwood, British author (c. 1951) 1879 - Albert Einstein, a German-born physicist who won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics

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