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14th of March 0313 EVENT Emperor Jin Huidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
14th of March 1489 EVENT The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
14th of March 1590 EVENT Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
14th of March 1647 EVENT Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
14th of March 1757 EVENT Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
14th of March 1780 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
14th of March 1782 EVENT Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
14th of March 1794 EVENT Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
14th of March 1885 EVENT The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.
14th of March 1900 EVENT The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
14th of March 1903 EVENT The Hay-Herran 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.
14th of March 1910 EVENT Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
14th of March 1915 EVENT 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.
14th of March 1931 EVENT Alam Ara, India's first talkie film, is released.
14th of March 1939 EVENT Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
14th of March 1942 EVENT Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
14th of March 1943 EVENT World War II : The Krakow Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
14th of March 1945 EVENT World War II : The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
14th of March 1951 EVENT Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
14th of March 1964 EVENT A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
14th of March 1967 EVENT The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
14th of March 1972 EVENT Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
14th of March 1978 EVENT The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
14th of March 1979 EVENT In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
14th of March 1980 EVENT In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
14th of March 1984 EVENT Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Fein, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
14th of March 1994 EVENT Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
14th of March 1995 EVENT Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
14th of March 2006 EVENT Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'etat attempt.
14th of March 2007 EVENT The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.
14th of March 2008 EVENT A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
14th of March 1638 BIRTHDAY Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
14th of March 1681 BIRTHDAY Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (d. 1767)
14th of March 1790 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
14th of March 1801 BIRTHDAY Kristjan Jaak Peterson, first Estonian poet (d. 1822)
14th of March 1804 BIRTHDAY Johann Strauss, Sr., Austrian composer (d. 1849)
14th of March 1807 BIRTHDAY Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)
14th of March 1813 BIRTHDAY Joseph Philo Bradley, American jurist and former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1892)
14th of March 1822 BIRTHDAY Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (d. 1889)
14th of March 1823 BIRTHDAY Theodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
14th of March 1833 BIRTHDAY Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first female dentist in the United States (d. 1910)
14th of March 1835 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (d. 1910)
14th of March 1837 BIRTHDAY Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
14th of March 1844 BIRTHDAY King Umberto I of Italy, (d. 1900)
14th of March 1851 BIRTHDAY John Sebastian Little, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas and 21st Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)
14th of March 1853 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
14th of March 1854 BIRTHDAY Paul Ehrlich, German scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1915)
14th of March 1854 BIRTHDAY Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
14th of March 1854 BIRTHDAY Thomas R. Marshall, American politician, 27th Governor of Indiana, and 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)
14th of March 1854 BIRTHDAY John Lane, British publisher (d. 1925)
14th of March 1862 BIRTHDAY Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (d. 1951)
14th of March 1863 BIRTHDAY Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)
14th of March 1866 BIRTHDAY Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)
14th of March 1868 BIRTHDAY Emily Murphy, Canadian women's rights activist, first female magistrate in the British Empire (d. 1933)
14th of March 1869 BIRTHDAY Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
14th of March 1879 BIRTHDAY Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
14th of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (d. 1945)
14th of March 1882 BIRTHDAY Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
14th of March 1885 BIRTHDAY Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
14th of March 1886 BIRTHDAY Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
14th of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Sylvia Beach, American publisher (d. 1962)
14th of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Charles Reisner, American silent actor and film director (d. 1962)
14th of March 1888 BIRTHDAY Marc-Aurele Fortin, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
14th of March 1894 BIRTHDAY Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
14th of March 1898 BIRTHDAY Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
14th of March 1899 BIRTHDAY K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
14th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
14th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish politician (d. 1979)
14th of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, Ziegfeld girl (d. 2010)
14th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Raymond Aron, French philosopher (d. 1983)
14th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Philip Conrad Vincent, British motorcycle pioneer (Vincent Black Shadow, Vincent Rapide and Vincent Black Lightning) (d. 1979)
14th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft) (d. 1991)
14th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenological philosopher (d. 1961)
14th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Les Brown, American bandleader (d. 2001)
14th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
14th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Cliff Bastin, English footballer (d. 1991)
14th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY W. Graham Claytor, Jr. Southern Railway and later Amtrak President (d. 1994)
14th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY W. Willard Wirtz, American administrator (d. 2010)
14th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Lee Elhardt Hays, American folk singer (d. 1981)
14th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
14th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)
14th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Alexander Brott, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 2005)
14th of March 1916 BIRTHDAY Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter (d. 2009)
14th of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Dennis Patrick, American actor (d. 2002)
14th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
14th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A
14th of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Les Baxter, American musician and composer (d. 1996)
14th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
14th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
14th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY William Clay Ford, Sr., American owner of the Detroit Lions
14th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO
14th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente, Spanish populariser environmentalist (d. 1980)
14th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Phil Phillips, American singer and songwriter
14th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Naina Yeltsina, former First Lady of Russian Federation
14th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Sir Michael Caine, British actor
14th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Rene Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council
14th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Quincy Jones, American musician and composer
14th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Eugene Cernan, American astronaut
14th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
14th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
14th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Raymond J. Barry, American actor
14th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Pilar Bardem, Spanish actress
14th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Bertrand Blier, French film director and screenwriter
14th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
14th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Petersen, German director
14th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Rita Tushingham, British actress
14th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Anita Morris, American actress (d. 1994)
14th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Bobby Smith, English professional footballer and manager
14th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Vaclav Nedomansky, Czech hockey player
14th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Jasper Carrott, British comedian
14th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist (Chicago)
14th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Michael Martin Murphey, American country music singer
14th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Herman van Veen, Dutch singer and theatre performer
14th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Wes Unseld, American basketball player
14th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Steve Kanaly, American actor
14th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Pam Ayres, British poet
14th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY William J. Jefferson, American politician
14th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Tom Coburn, American politician, junior Senator from Oklahoma
14th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
14th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Michael Stedman, British World War I historian and author
14th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Rick Dees, American disc jockey
14th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
14th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Colin Ayre, British football player
14th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Bowen, British computer scientist
14th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Tad Williams, American author
14th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Andrew Robinson, British author
14th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Albert II, Prince of Monaco
14th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Brian Whitfield, former South African cricketer
14th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Tamara Tunie, American actress
14th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (d. 2006)
14th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
14th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Gary Dell'Abate, American radio producer
14th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Hiro Matsushita, Japanese racing driver
14th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
14th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Narumi Tsunoda, Japanese voice actress
14th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer
14th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Dario Bisso, Italian conductor
14th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Aamir Khan, Indian actor
14th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY James Kevin Brown, American baseball player
14th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
14th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Kiana Tom, American fitness guru and model
14th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Elise Neal, American actress
14th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Melissa Reeves, American actress
14th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Megan Follows, Canadian actress
14th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Des Coleman, English actor and presenter
14th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Larry Johnson, American basketball player
14th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Ebru Kavakl?oglu, Russian athlete
14th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Meredith Salenger, American actress
14th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Grace Park, Canadian actress
14th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Patrick Traverse, Canadian ice hockey player
14th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
14th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Johan Paulik, Slovak porn star
14th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Wendy Rice, American actress
14th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)
14th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Daniel Gillies, Canadian born New Zealand actor
14th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Merlin Santana, American actor (d. 2002)
14th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
14th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Ze Antonio, Portuguese footballer
14th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
14th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001)
14th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Anthony Carelli, Italian-American professional wrestler
14th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Anelka, French footballer
14th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Chris Klein, American actor
14th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Sead Ramovic, German-born Bosnian footballer
14th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Love, Angolan footballer
14th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
14th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
14th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Mercedes McNab, Canadian-born actress
14th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
14th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
14th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY George Wilson, American football player
14th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
14th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Francois Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
14th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
14th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Kate Maberly, British actor, singer-songwriter
14th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
14th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
14th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Liesel Matthews, American former child actress
14th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Idaira, Spanish singer
14th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Eva Angelina, American pornographic actress
14th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Ariel Rebel, Canadian pornographic actress
14th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Brianna Love, American pornographic actress
14th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Jamie Bell, British actor
14th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
14th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Andy Taylor, British/English footballer
14th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Robert Clark, American Actor
14th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Stephen Curry, American basketball player
14th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Sasha Grey, American pornographic actress
14th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Colby O'Donis, American musician
14th of March 1991 BIRTHDAY Laszlo Szucs, Hungarian footballer
14th of March 1992 BIRTHDAY Jasmine Murray, American singer
14th of March 0313 DEATH Jin Huidi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty (Born 284)
14th of March 0968 DEATH Matilda of Ringelheim, German Queen (Born c. 895)
14th of March 1457 DEATH Jingtai Emperor of China (Born 1428)
14th of March 1471 DEATH Sir Thomas Malory, English author (Born 1405)
14th of March 1647 DEATH Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (Born 1584)
14th of March 1648 DEATH Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (Born 1584)
14th of March 1680 DEATH Rene Le Bossu, French critic (Born 1631)
14th of March 1682 DEATH Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, Dutch painter (Born 1628)
14th of March 1696 DEATH Jean Domat, French jurist (Born 1625)
14th of March 1698 DEATH Claes Ralamb, Swedish statesman (Born 1622)
14th of March 1748 DEATH George Wade, British military leader (Born 1673)
14th of March 1757 DEATH John Byng, Royal Navy admiral (Born 1704)
14th of March 1765 DEATH Ayagawa Goroji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 2nd Yokozuna (Born c. 1703)
14th of March 1791 DEATH Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (Born 1725)
14th of March 1803 DEATH Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German writer (Born 1724)
14th of March 1805 DEATH Stanis?aw Szczesny Potocki, Russian general (Born 1753)
14th of March 1811 DEATH Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1735)
14th of March 1823 DEATH John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent Royal Navy, Admiral of the Fleet
14th of March 1823 DEATH Charles Francois Dumouriez, French general (Born 1739)
14th of March 1883 DEATH Karl Marx, German philosopher and political theorist (Born 1818)
14th of March 1884 DEATH Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (Born 1827)
14th of March 1932 DEATH George Eastman, American inventor, and founder of Eastman Kodak (Born 1854)
14th of March 1933 DEATH Balto, Siberian Husky noted for his role in the 1925 serum run to Nome (Born 1919)
14th of March 1946 DEATH Werner von Blomberg, field marshal (Born 1878)
14th of March 1949 DEATH John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (Born 1873)
14th of March 1957 DEATH Evagoras Pallikarides, Greek-Cypriot freedom fighter (Born 1938)
14th of March 1973 DEATH Howard Aiken, American engineer (Born 1900)
14th of March 1973 DEATH Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (Born 1907)
14th of March 1973 DEATH Chic Young, American cartoonist (Born 1901)
14th of March 1975 DEATH Susan Hayward, American actress (Born 1917)
14th of March 1976 DEATH Busby Berkeley, American choreographer and director (Born 1895)
14th of March 1977 DEATH Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (Born 1917)
14th of March 1980 DEATH Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician (Born 1902)
14th of March 1980 DEATH Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente, Spanish populariser environmentalist (Born 1928)
14th of March 1983 DEATH Maurice Ronet, French film actor (Born 1927)
14th of March 1984 DEATH Hovhannes Shiraz, Armenian poet (Born 1915)
14th of March 1989 DEATH Edward Abbey, American author and environmental activist (Born 1927)
14th of March 1991 DEATH Howard Ashman, American lyricist and playwright (Born 1950)
14th of March 1991 DEATH Doc Pomus, American composer (Born 1925)
14th of March 1991 DEATH Margery Sharp, children's author (Born 1905)
14th of March 1992 DEATH Jean Poiret, French actor, director and screenwriter (Born 1926)
14th of March 1995 DEATH William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1911)
14th of March 1997 DEATH Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born director (Born 1907)
14th of March 1999 DEATH Kirk Alyn, American actor (Born 1910)
14th of March 2002 DEATH Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (Born 1930)
14th of March 2003 DEATH Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (Born 1945)
14th of March 2003 DEATH Jean-Luc Lagardere, French publisher (Born 1928)
14th of March 2006 DEATH Ann Calvello, roller-derby queen (Born 1929)
14th of March 2006 DEATH Lennart Meri, former President of Estonia (Born 1929)
14th of March 2007 DEATH Lucie Aubrac, French history teacher and member of the French Resistance (Born 1912)
14th of March 2007 DEATH Gareth Hunt, English actor (Born 1943)
14th of March 2008 DEATH Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist and leader and foundress of the Focolare (Born 1920)
14th of March 2009 DEATH Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor (Born 1947)
14th of March 2009 DEATH Altovise Davis, American entertainer, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s widow (Born 1943)
14th of March 2010 DEATH Peter Graves, American actor (Born 1926)
14th of March 2010 DEATH Janet Simpson, British track and field athlete (Born 1944)

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