On This Day in History for March 14

Events in History

  • 1369 Battle of Montiel: Peter of Castile (Peter the Cruel) with support from England is defeated by an alliance between the French and his half-brother Henry II
  • 1489 The last Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro is forced to abdicate by Venice
  • 1559 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
  • 1590 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • 1592 "Ultimate Pi day": on this day at 6.53am is the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi, since the introduction of the Julian calendar (3.14159265358)
  • 1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
  • 1647 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm
  • 1689 Convention of the Estates of Scotland meets to decide on offering the Scottish Crown to William III and Mary Stuart or to James II of England
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Weddings in History

  • 1850 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 1946 American "For Whom The Bell Tolls" novelist Ernest Hemingway (46) weds for fourth and final time to American journalist Mary Welsh (37), until his death in 1961

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