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    March 14 in History




    YearEvent
    1629A Royal charter is granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
    1743First American town meeting is held at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.
    1757British Admiral John Byng is executed by a firing squad on board HMS Monarch for neglect of duty.
    1794Inventor Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin.
    1900United States currency goes on the gold standard.
    1903The Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, guaranteeing the United states the right to build a canal in Panama.
    1912An anarchist named Antonio Dalba unsuccessfully attempts to kill Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III in Rome.
    1915The British Navy sinks the German battleship Dresden off the Chilean coast.
    1918An all-Russian Congress of Soviets ratifies a peace treaty with the Central Powers.
    1923President Warren G. Harding becomes the first U.S. President to file an income tax report.
    1936Adolf Hitler tells a crowd of 300,000 that Germany’s only judge is God and itself.
    1939The Nazis dissolve the republic of Czechoslovakia.
    1943The Germans reoccupy Kharkov in the Soviet Union.
    1947The United States signs a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.
    1951U.N. forces recapture Seoul for the second time during the Korean War.
    1954The Viet Minh launch an assault against the French Colonial Forces at Dien Bien Phu.
    1964A Dallas jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
    1967John F. Kennedy’s body is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one in Arlington Cemetery.
    1978An Israeli force of 22,000 invades south Lebanon, hitting the PLO bases.
    1990Mikhail S. Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress.
    1991The "Birmingham Six," imprisoned for 16 years for their alleged part in an IRA pub bombing, are set free after a court agrees that the police fabricated evidence.

    Born on March 14

    1804Johann Strauss, violinist and composer.
    1833Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first woman dentist.
    1854Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist who received the Nobel Prize for medicine.
    1864Casey Jones, railroad engineer.
    1879Albert Einstein, German-born mathematician best known for his theories on relativity.
    1934Eugene Cernan, American astronaut, the last man on the moon.