What Happened on March 14

Significant Events

  • 1590 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • 1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states
  • 1900 Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
  • 1900 US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act
  • 1943 World War II: Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated"
  • 2013 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
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March 14 in Film & TV

  • 1931 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)

March 14 in Music

  • 1885 Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre

March 14 in Sport

  • 2017 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years

Did You Know?

FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins

On March 14, 1950


Would You Believe?

South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid

On March 14, 1913

Famous Weddings

  • 1850 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 1906 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Actress Lana Turner and actor Stephen Crane marry for the second time
  • 1946 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 2006 OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui
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