March 14th is also known as Pi Day as well as Potato Chip Day.
Welcome to day 73 of 365. We’re still have a long way to go until we reach the new year, but don’t forget that in 2 days, we can celebrate St Patrick’s Day!
If this day means something to you, then you’re in the right place to learn some interesting things that happened on this very day throughout history¬
Did you know that on this day in 1912, the US cookie brand “Oreo” trademarked its name? It went on to become the best selling cookie brand in the US.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 14th in history!
What memorable events happened on March 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!
OpenAI released GPT-4, an upgraded version of their popular artificial intelligence chatbot.
Dolly Parton attempted to refuse a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination.
Despite her refusal, the hall kept the nomination in place, and she was ultimately voted in. Coming to terms with the decision, Dolly Parton accepted her induction simply because it was something her fans wanted.
Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao broke a world record by calculating Pi right down to 31.4 trillion digits!
Finland became the world’s happiest country.
The World Happiness Report change meant Norway slipped into second place, while Burundi was classed as the unhappiest country in the world.
Identical twins were no longer identical after one returned from a mission to space.
Astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space, and upon his return, NASA found his genes had changed by 7%.
US President John F. Kennedy’s body was moved to its final resting place in Virginia.
The ill-fated President had been temporarily interred in Arlington National Cemetery shortly after his assassination in 1963. It wasn’t until 1967 that the official burial site was completed, just a few feet away from where he had first been buried. The re-interment was held in secret, and a private ceremony was held for JFK’s widow, brothers, and President Lyndon Johnson.
If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Daniel Gillies. Here are some other famous people born on March 14th.
47 years old
47 years old
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90 years old
Unfortunately, March 14th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Stephen Hawking was an English physicist born on January 8, 1942. He died on this day in 2018, at age 76 in Cambridge, England, UK.
Mar 14, 2018 (Age 76)
Karl Marx was a German philosopher born on May 4, 1818. He died on this day in 1883, at age 64 in London, England, UK.
Mar 14, 1883 (Age 64)
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Potato Chip Day
There might be no better snack food in the world than the humble potato chip, at least in our books. It doesn’t matter whether you love salt and vinegar, classic salted chips, or something more adventurous; eat some potato chips today and revel in their glory!
Here’s a special day for all you math nerds out there. Today is Pi Day because 3 (March), 1, and 4 are the first three digits of Pi. So why not celebrate today by recalling as many of the numbers in the Pi constant as you can.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Qantas Airways once powered an interstate flight on cooking oil. This marked Australia’s first commercial flight using sustainably derived biofuel.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on March 14 share the Pisces star sign.
Pisces is represented by the fish and is the twelfth and final sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between February 19 and March 20 falls into this astrological sign.
If you were born in March, your birthstone is aquamarine. As the first of the spring birthstones, aquamarine represents transformation and rebirth.
For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on June 21 in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around December 5, 2023.