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1997President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery

1964Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

1971Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

19904th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win

1987NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl

1960Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

1913John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation

1889German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"

1962Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia

198713th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

1794Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states

1967JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

1993Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

March 14th Historical Events
Date Event
1489
The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. 
1559
Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands 
1590
Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion 
1644
England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island) 
1647
Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm. 
1653
Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno 
1689
Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen 
1743
1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall) 
1757
On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres". 
1794
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states 
1800
Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII 
1812
Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812 
1821
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY) 
1826
General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama 
1836
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia 
1840
Jose Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid 
1843
Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall) 
1845
-5.3°F (-20.7°C) in Groningen 
1862
Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern 
1864
Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris 
1864
Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana 
1869
Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand. 
1870
California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible 
1875
Smetana's "Vysehrad" premieres 
1885
Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London 
1888
2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21") 
1889
August Strindberg's "Froken Julie" premieres in Copenhagen 
1889
German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon" 
1896
Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952) 
1899
Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2 
1900
Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics 
1900
US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act 
1901
1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A 
1901
Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria 
1903
1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, FL 
1903
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games 
1903
WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin 
1904
In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign 
1906
Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms 
1907
By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country 
1908
Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4 
1909
Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms 
1910
Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere. 
1912
King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt 
1913
John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation 
1913
South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Moslem and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid 
1914
Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty 
1915
German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal. 
1916
Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun 
1918
1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF 
1922
KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions 
1922
KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions 
1922
WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions 
1923
Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicia in Poland 
1923
German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party) 
1923
Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes 
1926
A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93. 
1931
1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC) 
1933
Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation 
1935
36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars 
1936
Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue 
1937
Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio 
1937
Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge 
1939
England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day 
1939
Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia 
1940
27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas 
1941
Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies 
1941
Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu" 
1943
World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'. 
1945
RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm 
1946
Belgian government of Spaak forms 
1948
Freedom Train arrives in SF 
1950
FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins 
1951
During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul 
1951
Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany 
1953
KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game 
1954
KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins 
1954
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1954
NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak 
1955
Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal 
1956
Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League) 
1957
Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns 
1958
RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star) 
1958
Recording Industry Association of American created 
1958
South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1960
14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif 
1960
Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points 
1961
George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets 
1962
Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France 
1962
Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals 
1963
SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists 
1964
"Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs 
1964
Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder 
1965
Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany 
1967
1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith 
1967
JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial 
1968
CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA 
1969
Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct 
1969
Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ 
1971
Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV 
1971
South Vietnamese troops flee Laos 
1971
The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes 
1972
NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC 
1972
Two IRA members shot dead by British soldiers in the Bogside area of Derry 
1973
Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland 
1976
Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race 
1976
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1978
Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead) 
1978
NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge) 
1979
A Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, China, killing at least 200. 
1980
3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1980
Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay 
1980
Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR) 
1980
Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers) 
1980
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch 
1982
Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic 
1982
Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century 
1983
OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years 
1984
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission 
1984
Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast. 
1985
Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards 
1986
European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km) 
1987
Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87 
1987
Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m 
1987
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt 
1987
NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl 
1987
13th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV) 
1990
4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win 
1990
Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress 
1991
Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave 
1991
Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA) 
1991
Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev 
1991
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN) 
1991
English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment 
1992
Farm Aid V 
1992
NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape 
1992
Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication 
1993
"Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 perfs 
1993
"Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances 
1993
"Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances 
1993
3,000th performance of "Nunsense" 
1993
Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57) 
1993
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
1993
Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days 
1993
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR) 
1994
Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped 
1994
Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard 
1994
Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released. 
1995
1st time 13 people in space 
1996
Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi 
1996
Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter) 
1997
68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch 
1997
Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80 
1997
Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award 
1997
President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery 
1997
The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality. 
1998
An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hits southeastern Iran. 
2003
Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions 
2005
Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. 
2013
25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq 
2013
7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico 
2013
Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China 
2016
Maryland Shooting Outside Police Station Leaves One Officer Dead 
2016
Online Leak of NCAA Tournament Bracket Upstages CBS Selection Show 
2016
OPEC sees lower 2016 demand for its oil, pointing to higher surplus 
2016
European-Russian spacecraft heads out in search for life on Mars 
2016
Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant PKK camps in northern Iraq: army 
2016
Chicago-bound Amtrak train derails in Kansas, 30 injured 
2016
Migrant crisis: Hundreds seek new route into Macedonia 
2016
Rafael Nadal: 14-time Grand slam champion to sue over doping claims 
2016
Yemen conflict: UAE jet missing on mission against Houthis 
2017
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51 
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