On This Day

On This Day in History for March 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • 1993 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • 1993 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • 1994 Mexican banker and billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
  • 1994 Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • 1995 1st time 13 people in space
  • 1996 Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
  • 1997 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
  • 1997 Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80

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1997 President Clinton trips & injures his knee requiring surgery

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1997 The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.
  • 2003 Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
  • 2005 Cedar Revolution, where over a million Lebanese march in the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
  • 2013 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2013 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico

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2013 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

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2016 President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2016 Marco Rubio announces he is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race
  • 2016 NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally - 1.35C above the long-term average
  • 2017 European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves
  • 2018 UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Russian-made nerve agent used on former spy in UK

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2018 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
  • 2018 World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 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
  • 2018 US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country
  • 2018 Brazilian human rights politician Marielle Franco is murdered in Rio, prompting mass protests

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2019 US Senate passes resolution overturning President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 Former US Democratic representative Beto O'Rourke announces he is running for president
  • 2019 Google announces its employee Emma Haruka Iwao has broken the world record for calculating pi, to 31.4 trillion digits, on pi day using Google Cloud
  • 2019 California officially free of drought for the first time in more than 7 years (Dec 2011)
  • 2019 Tropical Cyclone Idai comes ashore in Mozambique, killing at least 417 people, and Malawi killing at least 56, after causing widespread flooding,
  • 2020 Longest-ever scheduled passenger flight by distance by Air Tahiti Nui from French Polynesia to mainland France 9,765 m (15715 km) due to COVID-19 and it was domestic
  • 2021 Myanmar opposition leader Mahn Win Khaing Than calls for a revolution "This is the darkest moment of the nation and the moment that the dawn is close," as protester death toll over 120
  • 2021 UK police officer charged with the death of Sarah Everard, who disappeared walking home in south London, and whose death sparked debate about violence against women

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History