ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

This Day in History: March 14th

Updated on April 11, 2017
Larry Slawson profile image

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'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!

Do you remember any of these events in your lifetime?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Larry Slawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Larry Slawson 

      19 months ago from North Carolina

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

    • Debangee Mandal profile image


      19 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 

      20 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.

    • Mel Carriere profile image

      Mel Carriere 

      20 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 

      20 months ago from North Carolina

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

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)