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March 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 14

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March 14th is also known as Pi Day as well as Potato Chip Day.

Welcome to day 74 of 366. We’re still have a long way to go until we reach the new year, but don’t forget that in just a few 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!

Events

What memorable events happened on March 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2023

OpenAI released GPT-4, an upgraded version of their popular artificial intelligence chatbot.

2022

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.

2021

Beyoncé won her 28th Grammy Award, breaking the world record for most Grammys won by an artist.

2019

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

2018

Finland became the world’s happiest country.

OTD in 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%.

1997

US president Bill Clinton tore his knee and required surgery.

Clinton said, “I feel great, they did a terrific job.”

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.

1967

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.

1942

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

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 a patent for the navigable balloon.

1794

American inventor Eli Whitney was granted a patent for a ground-breaking new type of cotton gin.

OTD in 1794: American inventor Eli Whitney was granted a patent for a ground-breaking new type of cotton gin.

1743

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

Famous Births

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.

1879

Albert Einstein

German

Physicist

Albert Einstein

Died On:

Apr 18, 1955 (Age 76)

Born In:

Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany

1976

Daniel Gillies

Canadian-New Zealand

Actor

Daniel Gillies

Age:

48 years old

Born In:

Manitoba, Canada

1976

Brian Quinn

American

Comedian

Brian Quinn

Age:

48 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1933

Michael Caine

English

Actor

Michael Caine

Age:

91 years old

Born In:

England, UK

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, March 14th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1942

2018

Stephen Hawking

English

Physicist

Stephen Hawking

1942

2018

Stephen Hawking

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.

Died On:

Mar 14, 2018 (Age 76)

Died In:

England, UK

1818

1883

Karl Marx

German

Philosopher

Karl Marx

1818

1883

Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a German philosopher born on May 5, 1818. He died on this day in 1883, at age 64 in London, England, UK.

Died On:

Mar 14, 1883 (Age 64)

Died In:

England, UK

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

March 14: National Potato Chip Day
United States

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!

March 14: National Pi Day
United States

National Pi Day

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.

THe Fact Site’s

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, 2024.

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