What Happened in March 2014

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins
  • Mar 1 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China

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Mar 1 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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Mar 2 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win

  • Mar 2 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
  • Mar 5 A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15
  • Mar 6 Crimea's parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea a part of Russia
  • Mar 8 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history
  • Mar 10 German Chancellor Merkel warns Russia's Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
  • Mar 11 Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mar 12 8 people are killed, 70 are injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York
  • Mar 13 After protests earlier this month, the Israeli parliament votes 65 to 1 for legislation that ends exemptions from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students

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Mar 13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Mar 15 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
  • Mar 16 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
  • Mar 16 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • Mar 16 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60
  • Mar 17 The Republic of Crimea is declared

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Mar 18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

  • Mar 18 Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
  • Mar 18 Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty
  • Mar 18 US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats
  • Mar 19 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • Mar 19 Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights
  • Mar 21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
  • Mar 22 251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda
  • Mar 22 30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington
  • Mar 22 Guinea confirms Ebola outbreak has already killed 59 people
  • Mar 22 The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia
  • Mar 24 Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
  • Mar 26 Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Mar 27 UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • Mar 28 Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
  • Mar 28 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea
  • Mar 29 Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 8 Supermarket Superstar hostess Stacy Keibler (34) weds Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre on an intimate beachside ceremony in Mexico

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Mar 14 Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (22) weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Mar 15 "Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie (42) weds public relations Michael Feldman (45) at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), dies at 88
  • Mar 3 William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84
  • Mar 5 Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • Mar 6 Sheila MacRae, English actress, dies at 92
  • Mar 6 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 8 William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, dies at 90
  • Mar 14 Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn, British Labour left wing politician dies aged 88
  • Mar 16 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 21 James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65
  • Mar 22 Patrice Wymore, American actress, dies from natural causes at 87
  • Mar 23 Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81

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Mar 29 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • Mar 30 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74