What Happened on March 14, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German Chancellor, head of a coalition government, 171 days after the general election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NASA twin study finds that Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space, 7% of his genes altered

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Russian-made nerve agent used on former spy in UK
  • US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country
  • World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest

Famous Deaths

  • Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, dies at 37
  • Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), dies at 86
  • Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, dies at 80
  • Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, assassinated at 38

Person of interestStephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), dies at 76

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking