March 14 Events

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March 14th, 2005 (March 14 2005)EventCedar 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.
March 14th, 1998 (March 14 1998)EventAn earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hits southeastern Iran.
March 14th, 1997 (March 14 1997)EventThe Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.
March 14th, 1995 (March 14 1995)EventSpace Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
March 14th, 1994 (March 14 1994)EventTimeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
March 14th, 1984 (March 14 1984)EventGerry Adams, head of Sinn Fein, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
March 14th, 1980 (March 14 1980)EventIn Poland, a plane crashes during an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
March 14th, 1979 (March 14 1979)EventIn China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
March 14th, 1978 (March 14 1978)EventThe Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
March 14th, 1967 (March 14 1967)EventThe body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.John F. Kennedy Quotes
March 14th, 1964 (March 14 1964)EventA jury in Dallas, Texas find Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of John F. Kennedy.John F. Kennedy Quotes
March 14th, 1951 (March 14 1951)EventKorean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
March 14th, 1945 (March 14 1945)EventWorld WarThe R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
March 14th, 1943 (March 14 1943)EventWorld WarThe Krakow Ghetto is liquidated .
March 14th, 1942 (March 14 1942)EventJohn Bumstead and Orvan Hess became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
March 14th, 1939 (March 14 1939)EventGerman troops fully occupy the Czechoslovak provinces of Bohemia and Moravia.
March 14th, 1937 (March 14 1937)EventPope Pius XI officially issued the encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge to Nazi Germany.
March 14th, 1926 (March 14 1926)EventA train in Costa Rica falls into the Rio Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
March 14th, 1915 (March 14 1915)EventWorld War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew.
March 14th, 1910 (March 14 1910)EventLakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
March 14th, 1903 (March 14 1903)EventThe Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
March 14th, 1900 (March 14 1900)EventThe Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
March 14th, 1889 (March 14 1889)EventGerman Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"
March 14th, 1869 (March 14 1869)EventDefeat of Titokowaru.
March 14th, 1794 (March 14 1794)EventEli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
March 14th, 1757 (March 14 1757)EventOn-board the HMS Monarch, Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty.
March 14th, 1647 (March 14 1647)EventThirty Years War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
March 14th, 1590 (March 14 1590)EventBattle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
March 14th, 1489 (March 14 1489)EventThe Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.

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