March 14th

March 14th

March 14th is the 73rd day of the year, unless it is a leap year, in which case it is the 74th day. Let’s take a look at some historical events, births, and deaths that are believed to have taken place on March 14th.

March 14th Events:

March 14th 44 BC is the day before the assassination of Julius Caesar. It was on this night that Casca, Ciero, and Cassius decided that Mark Antony should stay alive.

Catherine Cornaro, The Queen of Cyprus sold her kingdom to Venice on March 14th 1489. Catherine was allowed to retain the title of Queen and was made the Sovereign Lady of Asolo, a county in the Veneto of Itlay.

The Truce of Ulm was signed on March 14th 1647. This truce or treaty was developed after France and Sweden invaded Bavaria during the Thirty Years’War.

Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin on March 14th 1794.

American currency adopted the gold standard on March 14th 1900, when the Gold Standard Act was ratified. The gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is a fixed weight of gold.

Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient using penicillin on March 14th 1942.

A Dallas, Texas jury found Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald on March 14th 1964. Lee Harvey Oswald is the assumed assassin of United States President John F. Kennedy.

Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle on March 14th 1995.

March 14th Births:

1807 – Josephine of Leuchtenberg – Queen of Sweden and Norway

1813 – Joseph Philo Bradley – Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

1833 – Lucy Hobbs Taylor – United State’s first female dentist

1868 – Emily Murphy – Canadian women’s rights activist, first female magistrate in the British Empire

1879 – Albert Einstein – Physicist

1960 – Kirby Puckett – American Baseball Player

March 14th Deaths:

313 – Jin Huidi – Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty

968 – Matilda of Ringelheim – German Queen

1883 – Karl Marx – German philosopher, political theorist

1932 – George Eastman – American inventor and founder of Kodak.

1989 – Happy Humphrey – 800+ lbs American professional wrestler

Updated: March 13, 2012 — 11:09 am

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