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Interesting historical events occurring on March 14…

March 14, 2012

Okay, let’s talk historical events that occurred on March 14.

1780 – American Revolutionary WarSpanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.

1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.

1915 – World 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.

1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

1943 – World War II – The Kraków Ghetto is ‘liquidated’.

1945 – World War II – The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bombBielefeld, Germany.

1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

1967 – The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.


1804 – Johann Strauss, Senior, Austrian composer (d. 1849)

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Albert Einstein

1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

1950 – Rick Dees, American disc jockey

1960 – Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (d. 2006)


1883 – Karl Marx, German philosopher and political theorist (b. 1818)

2010 – Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)



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