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March 14 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 39 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 44 BC
    Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive.
  • 313
    Emperor Jin Huidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
  • 1381
    Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
  • 1489
    The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
  • 1590
    Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Charles, Duke of Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1592
    Ultimate Pi Day: the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi since the introduction of the Julian calendar.
  • 1647
    Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1757
    Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
  • 1782
    Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
  • 1794
    Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
  • 1885
    The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
  • 1900
    The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
  • 1903
    The Hay–Herrán Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
  • 1903
    The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1910
    Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.
  • 1915
    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.
  • 1926
    El Virilla train accident, Costa Rica: A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia and Tibás. 248 are killed and 93 wounded.
  • 1931
    Alam Ara, India’s first talking film, is released.
  • 1936
    The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)
  • 1939
    Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
  • 1942
    Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is “liquidated”.
  • 1945
    World War II: The R.A.F.'s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • 1951
    Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
  • 1964
    A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1967
    The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1972
    Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
  • 1978
    The Israel Defense Forces invade and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
  • 1979
    In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.

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