On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1900

Historical Events

  • Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
  • US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 121 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces