14 March

14 March

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 292 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 14th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International day of mathematics.
  • Pi day.
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • National Learn About Butterflies Day
  • International Ask a Question Day
  • National Pi Day
  • Legal Assistance Day
  • Science Education Day
  • Crowdfunding Day
  • Fill Our Staplers Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 14

1991: The Birmingham Six are released

The 6 men had been wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment in 1975 for the IRA Birmingham pub bombings.

1979: Factory Plane Crash in China

At least 200 people are killed when a plane crashes into a factory in China. According to some sources, the plane had previously been stolen by the pilot who was not qualified to fly it.

1960: The leaders of Germany and Israel confer for the first time

15 years after the end of World War II, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion met at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

1942: For the first time in history, a dying patient’s life is saved by penicillin

Although some claim that the pioneering trials at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England resulted in the first cures using penicillin, Orvan Hess and John Bumstead are generally credited with the first documented successful treatment.

1910: The Lakeview Gusher causes the largest accidental oil spill in history

The spill lasted 18 months and 9 million barrels of crude oil were released.

On this day the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi was found, since the introduction of the Julian calendar!

1993: Sarajevo burns

Sarajevo burns, 1993

1946: In this iconic photo was taken in March 1946 – the Hungarian nazi leader Ferenc Szálasi can be seen standing handcuffed next to the ruins of the Chain Bridge in Budapest, taking a last look at the ruined capital before his execution

1946: This iconic photo taken in March, 1946 – the Hungarian nazi leader Ferenc Szálasi can be seen standing handcuffed next to the ruins of the Chain Bridge in Budapest, taking a last look at the ruined capital before his execution

1946: Shanghai’s Suzhou River fills with boats as citizens prepare to evacuate in the event of a communist victory, 1946

Shanghai’s Suzhou River fills with boats as citizens prepare to evacuate in the event of a communist victory, 1946

1916: Serbian soldiers on the Salonika Front, 1916-1918

Serbian soldiers on the Salonika Front, 1916-1918

1912: US’s best-selling cookie Oreo trademarked its name in 1912!

1900: US currency goes to the gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act in 1900!


1565: Artwork of Mughals(Muslim emperors) of India Destroying Hindu temple in Hampi Southern State in 1565.

Artwork of Mughals(Muslim emperors) of India Destroying Hindu temple in Hampi Southern State in 1565.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 14

1933: Michael Caine, English actor, author

1879: Albert Einstein, German/American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1854: Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author, poet

1854: Paul Ehrlich, German physician, Nobel Prize laureate

1681: Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer

Albert Einstein was born.

Amir Khan was born.

Jamie Bell was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 14

2014: Tony Benn, English politician

1980: Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 1st Vice President of Indonesia

1883: Karl Marx, German philosopher

1823: John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English Admiral

1803: Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet

Stephen Hawking died.

Karl Marx died.

George Eastman died.


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