What Happened on March 14, 1900

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries rediscovers Gregor Mendel's laws of heredity and genetics

  • US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Cummins, American jazz drummer and big band leader ("Dark Eyes"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Ernest Hill, American jazz double-bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
1900 Highlights

About March 14, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces