On This Day for 14th March

Historical Events

  • 1590 Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • 1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states
  • 1900 Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
  • 1943 World War II: Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated"
  • 1958 South Africa's government prohibits the African National Congress
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Did You Know?

FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins

On March 14th, 1950

Famous Weddings

  • 1850 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 1906 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 2006 OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui
  • 2006 Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony
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