Historical Events on 14th March

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1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1559 - Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
1590 - Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
1644 - England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1647 - Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
1653 - Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
1689 - Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1743 - 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1757 - On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres".
1794 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states
Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli WhitneyInventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney 1800 - Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
1812 - Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
1826 - General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
1840 - Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid
1843 - Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)
1845 - -5.3°F (-20.7°C) in Groningen
1862 - Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
1864 - Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
1864 - Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1869 - Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand.
1870 - California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
1875 - Smetana's "Vysehrad" premieres
1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London
1888 - 2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
1889 - August Strindberg's "Froken Julie" premieres in Copenhagen
1889 - German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"
1896 - Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
Inventor Ferdinand von ZeppelinInventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1899 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
1900 - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
1900 - US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act
1901 - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
1901 - Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
1903 - 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, FL
1903 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
1903 - WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin
1904 - In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign
1906 - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
1907 - By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country
1908 - Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
1909 - Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
1910 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1912 - King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller 1913 - John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1913 - 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 Moslem and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
1914 - Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1915 - German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.
1916 - Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
1918 - 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF
1922 - KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
1922 - KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
1922 - WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
1923 - Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicia in Poland
1923 - German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party)
1923 - Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes
1926 - A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
1931 - 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
1933 - Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation
1935 - 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
1936 - Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
1937 - Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
1937 - Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
1939 - England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day
1939 - Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
1940 - 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas
1941 - Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1941 - Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"
1943 - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
1945 - RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm
1946 - Belgian government of Spaak forms
1948 - Freedom Train arrives in SF
1950 - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1951 - During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
1951 - Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
1953 - KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
1954 - KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
1954 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1954 - NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
1955 - Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
1956 - Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
1957 - Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
1958 - RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)
1958 - Recording Industry Association of American created
1958 - South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1960 - 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
1961 - George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets
1962 - Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
1962 - Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
1963 - SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
1964 - "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs
1964 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder
1965 - Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
Night Club Operator Jack RubyNight Club Operator Jack Ruby 1967 - 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith
1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1968 - CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
1969 - Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ
1971 - Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
1971 - South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
1971 - The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1972 - NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC
1972 - Two IRA members shot dead by British soldiers in the Bogside area of Derry
1973 - Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
1976 - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
1978 - NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
1979 - A Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, China, killing at least 200.
1980 - 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1980 - Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
1980 - Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
1980 - Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
1980 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 - Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
1983 - OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
1984 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
1984 - Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
1985 - Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
1986 - European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
1987 - Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87
1987 - Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m
1987 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1987 - NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl
1987 - 13th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)
1990 - 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win
1990 - Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
1991 - Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
1991 - Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson 1991 - Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
1991 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1991 - English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
1992 - Farm Aid V
1992 - NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
1992 - Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
1993 - "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 perfs
1993 - "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
1993 - "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
1993 - 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
1993 - Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
LPGA Golfer Meg MallonLPGA Golfer Meg Mallon 1993 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
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/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 - Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
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
1997 - Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1997 - President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery
1997 - The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.
1998 - An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hits southeastern Iran.
2003 - Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
2005 - Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into 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
President of the People's Republic of China Xi JinpingPresident of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping 2013 - Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

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