March 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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!

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 interesting facts about March 14th in history!

What Events 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!


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."

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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.

1743 Boston became the first American city to have a town meeting.

Famous People Born On March 14

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:
Ulm, Germany
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1976 Daniel Gillies

Canadian-New Zealand Actor

Daniel Gillies
47 years old
Born In:
Manitoba, Canada

1976 Brian Quinn

American Comedian

Brian Quinn
47 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1933 Michael Caine

English Actor

Michael Caine
90 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1942 - 2018 Stephen Hawking

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.

1818 - 1883 Karl Marx

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.

Special Holidays On March 14

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

March 14: National Pi Day

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.

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March 14: National Potato Chip Day

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!

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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.

March 14 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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