On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Gioacchino Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
  • Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey [John] Jones, American railroad engineer who dies trying to save a train (Ballad of Casey Jones), born in Missouri (d. 1900)