Historical Events on 14th March

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1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1559 - Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
1590 - Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
1644 - England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1647 - Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
1653 - Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
1689 - Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1743 - 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1757 - On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres".
1794 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states
1800 - Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
1812 - Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
1826 - General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
1840 - Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid
1843 - Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)
1845 - -5.3°F (-20.7°C) in Groningen
1847 - Premiere of Verdi's "Macbeth" at the Teatro della Pergola, Florence
1862 - Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
1864 - Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
1864 - Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
1869 - Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand.
1870 - California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
1875 - Smetana's "Vysehrad" premieres
1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre
1888 - 2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
1889 - August Strindberg's "Froken Julie" premieres in Copenhagen
Inventor Ferdinand von ZeppelinInventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1889 - German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"
1896 - Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
1899 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
1900 - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
1900 - US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act
1901 - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
1901 - Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
1903 - 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, FL
1903 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
1903 - WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin
1904 - In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign
1906 - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
1907 - By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country
1908 - Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
1909 - Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
1910 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1912 - King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller 1913 - John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1913 - South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
1914 - Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1915 - German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.
1916 - Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
1918 - 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF
1922 - KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
1922 - KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
1922 - WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
1923 - Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicia in Poland
1923 - German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party)
29th US President Warren G. Harding29th US President Warren G. Harding 1923 - US President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes
1926 - A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
1931 - 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
1933 - Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation
1935 - 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
1936 - Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
1937 - Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
1937 - Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
1939 - England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day
1939 - Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
1940 - 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas
1941 - Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1941 - Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"
1943 - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
1945 - RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm
1948 - Freedom Train arrives in SF
1950 - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1951 - During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
1951 - Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
1953 - KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
1954 - KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 1954 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1954 - NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
1955 - Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
1956 - Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
1956 - Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
1957 - Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
1958 - RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)
1958 - Recording Industry Association of American created
1958 - South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Danny Meyer, American restaurateur, born in St. Louis, Missouri
1960 - 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif
1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1961 - George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets
1962 - Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
1962 - Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
1963 - SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
1964 - "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs
1964 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder
1965 - Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
1967 - 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith
1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1967 - 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
1968 - CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
1969 - Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ
1971 - 59th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Arthur Ashe (6-1, 7-5, 6-3)
1971 - Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
1971 - South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
1971 - The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
1971 - 59th Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong (2-6, 7-6, 7-5)
1972 - NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC
1972 - Two IRA members shot dead by British soldiers in the Bogside area of Derry
1973 - Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
1976 - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
1978 - NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
1979 - A Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, China, killing at least 200.
1980 - Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
1980 - Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
1980 - Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
1980 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 - Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
1983 - OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
1984 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
1984 - Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
1985 - Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
1986 - European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
1987 - Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87
1987 - Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m
1987 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1987 - NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl
1987 - 13th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)
1990 - 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win
1990 - Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
1991 - Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
1991 - Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
1991 - Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
1991 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1991 - English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
1992 - Farm Aid V
1992 - NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson 1992 - Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
1993 - "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 perfs
1993 - "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
1993 - "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
1993 - 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
1993 - Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
1993 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1993 - Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
1993 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
1993 - 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
1993 - 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
1993 - 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
LPGA Golfer Meg MallonLPGA Golfer Meg Mallon 1994 - Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
1994 - Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
1994 - Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
1995 - 1st time 13 people in space
1996 - Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
1996 - Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
1997 - 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
1997 - Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
1997 - Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
1997 - President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery
1997 - The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.
2003 - Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 2004 - 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
2004 - 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
2005 - Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
2010 - 57th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 65-61
2010 - 51st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 75-74 (OT)
2013 - 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
2013 - 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico
2013 - Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
President of the People's Republic of China Xi JinpingPresident of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping 2015 - 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
2015 - 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52

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