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.
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
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.
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