March 14 Events in History - March 14 Birthdays - March 14 Deaths
2015 Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale calls for aid after Cyclone Pam decimates homes throughout this nation of over 60 islands, resulting in at least 8 deaths; the full impact of the Category 5 storm is not yet known
2014 The U.S. plans to let its contract with ICANN expire next year; this would end U.S. authority over the Internet
2014 Five cities have submitted bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics: Oslo, Norway; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, China; Krakow, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine; the winner will be selected in July 2015
2013 After measuring its spin and parity, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider firmly believe the particle discovered in July 2012 is a Higgs boson
2013 China's CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China, with Li Yuanchao named as Vice President
2012 Britain has 2.67 million people unemployed, its highest unemployment rate since 1995
2012 A 6.8 magnitude earthquake causes a small tsunami to hit the coast of Aomori prefecture on the Japanese island of Hokkaido
2011 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Dr.John, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Neil Diamond into its Hall of Fame
2011 The Tokyo Stock Exchange falls more than five percent on the first day of trading following the 2011 Sendai earthquake
2010 No reports of damage or casualties are reported after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Japan
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
1997 President Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery
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)
1995 1st time 13 people in space
1994 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
1994 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov and N Thagard
1993 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale New York City after 462 performances
1993 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater New York City after * performances
1993 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 49 performances
1993 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
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)
1992 Farm Aid V
1992 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
1991 Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
1991 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel and Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
1991 Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok and A Dmitriev
1991 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1991 British Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
1990 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
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
1987 New York Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl
1986 European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards
1985 Michael Secrest (U.S.) completes 24-hour ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41-C mission
1983 OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
1982 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
1980 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1980 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund W Germany won by Regoczy and Sallay
1980 Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova and Shakhrai (U.S.S.R.)
1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are U.S. amateur boxers)
1980 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
1978 Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC
1971 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
1971 Rolling Stones left England for France to escape taxes
1971 South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
1971 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
1969 Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI vs. New Zealand
1968 POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
1967 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Baltimore Colts pick Bubba Smith
1967 John F. Kennedy's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1967 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career home run #500 off Stu Miller
1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
1964 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway New York City after 112 performances
1964 Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder
1963 SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
1962 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
1962 Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
1961 George Weiss becomes President of New York Mets
1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield California
1960 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
1958 RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)
1958 Recording Industry Association of American created
1958 South Africa government disallows ANC
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
1955 Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
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
1953 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as secretary Communist Party
1951 During Korean War, U.S. / U.N. forces recapture Seoul
1951 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
1950 FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1948 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco
1946 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1945 RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm
1941 Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1941 Xavier Cugat and Orchestra record "Babalu"
1940 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas
1939 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day
1939 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
1937 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen and Jack Benny meet on radio
1937 Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
1936 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the U.S. government, publishes 1st issue
1935 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
1933 Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
1933 Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense
1931 1st theater built for rear movie projection (New York City)
1923 Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicie in Poland
1923 German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP
1923 President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st President to pay taxes
1922 KGU-AM in Honolulu Hawaii begins radio transmissions
1922 KSD-AM in Saint Louis Missouri begins radio transmissions
1922 WGR-AM in Buffalo New York begins radio transmissions
1918 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF
1916 Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
1915 German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile
1914 Serbia and Turkey sign peace treaty
1912 King Vittorio Emanuel III of Rome injured during assassination attempt
1909 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
1906 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
1903 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida
1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
1903 WB Yeats and Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass," premieres in Dublin
1901 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
1900 Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
1900 U.S. currency goes on gold standard
1899 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
1896 Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
1889 August Strindberg's "Froken Julie," premieres in Copenhagen
1888 2nd largest snowfall in New York City history (21")
1885 "Mikado" opera premieres in London
1885 Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado," premieres in London
1875 Smetana's "Vysehrad," premieres
1870 California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
1864 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle," premieres in Paris
1864 Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
1862 Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
1845 -5.3 degrees F (-20.7 degrees C) in Groningen
1843 Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)
1840 Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid
1836 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin leaves Australia
1826 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (New York)
1812 Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1800 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
1794 Eli Whitney patents cotton gin
1743 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1734 Prince Willem KHF van Orange marries George II's daughter Mary Anne
1689 Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen
1653 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1590 Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League
1559 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Woudrichem, Netherlands
1558 Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor