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March 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 14

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 3 days, we can celebrate St Patrick’s Day!

People who were born on March 14 share the Pisces star sign.

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 facts about March 14th in history!

What Happened On March 14 In History?

2019

Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao broke a world record by calculating Pi right down to 31.4 trillion digits!

Source Forbes
2018

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.
2018

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%.
Source CNN
1997

US president Bill Clinton tore his knee and required surgery.

Clinton said, "I feel great, they did a terrific job."
Source AP News
1995

The population of space hit a new record with 13 astronauts.

OTD in 1995: The population of space hit a new record with 13 astronauts.
At the time it was the highest recorded space population. It happened when a Russian Soyuz spacecraft took two Russians and an American astronaut into space.
1942

Anne Miller became the first American patient to be treated with penicillin on this day.

Source Time.com
1931

The first theater with a movie being projected from the back of the room was opened in New York City.

1923

President Warren G. Harding became the first president to pay taxes in the US.

OTD in 1923: President Warren G. Harding became the first president to pay taxes in the US.
1912

US best-selling cookie “Oreo” trademarked its name.

1899

German inventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin granted patent for navigable balloon.

Source Wired
1743

Boston became the first American city to have a town meeting.

Did you know that on this day, March 14th 1912, the US cookie brand “Oreo” trademarked its name?