On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 2018

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

  • Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Stephen Hawking

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


2018 Highlights

About March 14, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces