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This Day in History: March 14th

Updated on April 11, 2017
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Larry Slawson received his Masters Degree in History at UNC Charlotte. He specializes in Russian and Ukrainian history.

MARCH 14th
MARCH 14th

This Day in History: March 14th (Quick Facts)

March 14th

Zodiac Sign: Pisces (February 19th to March 20th)

Day Number: 73rd Day of the Year (74th Day during Leap Years) -- 292 Days remaining in year 2017.

Birthstone: Bloodstone

Birth Flower: Daffodils

International Holidays and Observances Taking Place Today: International Ask a Question Day; Save a Spider Day; National Potato Chip Day; National Pi Day.

Moon Cycle: Waning Gibbous (96% Illumination tonight)

Number of Days President Trump Has Been in Office: 54

Dictionary.com's Word of the Day: Arithmancy -- the divination of numbers; particularly with the number of letters in a name.

Random Fact of the Day: The popular beverage and soda, Pepsi Cola, was originally called "Brad's Drink."

Current Stock Market Numbers (As of 10:08 a.m.): NASDAQ: 5,845; DOW: 20,843; S&P: 2,363

Inspirational Quote of the Day: "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." -- Henry Ford

Daily Bible Verse: "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe." Proverbs 29:25 (KJV)

Random Russian Word of the Day: Sobeeratseeya (gather, get together) -- собираться (Cyrillic)

Daily Joke: The following conversation took place between a doctor and his patient; Doctor: I'm sorry, but you only have a few months to live. Patient: Can I get a second opinion? Doctor: Yes, of course. You're ugly as well.

Famous Birthdays on March 14th

1.) In 1623, Adam-Nicolas Gascon (Composer)

2.) In 1816, Montgomery Dent Corse (Brigadier General in the Confederate Army)

3.) In 1820, Victor Emmanuel II (King of Sardinia)

4.) In 1833, Lucy Hobbs Taylor (First woman dentist in the United States)

5.) In 1844, Umberto I (King of Italy)

6.) In 1862, Eva Thatcher (American Actress)

7.) In 1879, Albert Einstein (Theoretical Physicist)

8.) In 1882, Waclaw Sierpinski (Polish Mathematician)

9.) In 1914, Bill Owen (British Actor)

10.) In 1914, Lee Petty (American Race Car Driver)

11.) In 1920, Hank Ketcham (Cartoonist -- Famous for "Dennis the Menace")

12.) In 1928, Frank Borman (American Astronaut)

13.) In 1933, Michael Caine (Famous Actor)

14.) In 1933, Quincy Jones Jr. (Composer and Singer)

15.) In 1946, Wes Unseld (Professional Basketball Player)

16.) In 1948, Billy Crystal (American Actor, Comedian)

17.) In 1952, Martin Dempsey (American Military General)

18.) In 1956, Natalia Dmitriyevna Kuleshova (Russian Cosmonaut)

19.) In 1962, Kirby Puckett (Major League Baseball Player)

20.) In 1964, Donald Evans (Professional Football Player for New York Jets)

21.) In 1969, Larry Johnson (Professional Basketball Player)

22.) In 1988, Stephen Curry (Professional Basketball Player)

23.) In 1997, Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnast)

Finally, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to all my readers and viewers born on March 14th! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Events That Occurred on March 14th

1.) In 1590, the Battle of Ivry took place between England and France.

2.) In 1647, the "Truce of Ulm" is signed following the Thirty Years War.

3.) In 1794, American inventor Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.

4.) In 1800, Luigi Chiaramonti becomes Pope Pius VII.

5.) In 1812, United States Congress authorizes funds for the War of 1812 with Britain.

6.) In 1864, Union troops take control of Fort de Russy in Louisiana.

7.) In 1900, United States Congress switches American currency to to gold standard.

8.) In 1916, the Battle of Verdun occurs.

9.) In 1939, Nazi Germany dissolves the Republic of Czechoslovakia.

10.) In 1950, FBI begins new program of "10 Most Wanted."

11.) In 1951, Seoul, South Korea is recaptured by American and U.N. forces.

12.) In 1958, the Soviet Union conducts an atmospheric test of a nuclear weapon.

13.) In 1960, NBA player Wilt Chamberlain sets playoff record of 53 points.

14.) In 1971, South Vietnamese troops leave Laos.

15.) In 1980, Polish airliner crashes, killing 87 people.

16.) In 1986, European Space Agency sends Giotto past Halley's Comet.

17.) In 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Congress.

18.) In 1991, Emir of Kuwait is restored to power following the retreat of the Iraqi army.

19.) In 2013, 25 people killed (50 wounded) in Baghdad car bombings.

20.) In 2013, Xi Jinping becomes new President of the People's Republic of China.

21.) In 2015, 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament takes place; Notre Dame beats North Carolina.

22.) In 2016, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, orders his troops out of Syria.

Please be sure to check out my other "days in history" articles as well! I hope you enjoyed reading! If you have any comments or suggestions for additional items that you would like to see in my daily articles, please don't hesitate to comment below!

Until next time!

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    • Larry Slawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Slawson 

      16 months ago from North Carolina

      Thank you Debangee! I am glad that you enjoyed the article!

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 

      16 months ago from India

      Thank you for reminding us these events. It was nice to go through to them.

    • Larry Slawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Slawson 

      17 months ago from North Carolina

      Thank you Mel! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading. I really hope so too. Now if I can only find the time to continue doing these every day haha.

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      Mel Carriere 

      17 months ago from San Diego California

      I really like where you are going with this. I can see how these hubs could pick up some nice search engine traffic. Welcome to Hub Pages, I hope to read more.

    • Larry Slawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Slawson 

      17 months ago from North Carolina

      I'm glad that you enjoyed Dora! Thanks for reading!

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      Dora Weithers 

      17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great reminders of important events and the joke of the day is a refresher. Thanks.

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