About March 14

March 14, 2021 is the 73rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 324 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 14

  • 313
    Emperor Jin Huidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
  • 1381
    Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
  • 1489
    The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
  • 1590
    Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1647
    Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1757
    Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
  • 1782
    Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
  • 1903
    The Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    Alam Ara, India’s first talkie film, is released.
  • 1945
    World War II – The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • 1964
    A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1978
    The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
  • 1979
    In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
  • 1980
    In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
  • 1995
    Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
  • 2006
    Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'état attempt.
  • 2007
    The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.
  • 2008
    A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.

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