March 14: Day of the Week
March 14, 2017 was the 73rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 292 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac 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.
March 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1590Battle 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.
- 1647Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
- 1939Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
- 1942Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
- 1964A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- 1967The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 1972Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashed near Kalba in the United Arab Emirates. All 112 passengers and crew were killed.
- 1979In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
- 1984Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
- 1995Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1862Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (d. 1951)
- 1868Emily Murphy, Canadian women’s rights activist, first female magistrate in the British Empire (d. 1933)
- 1915Alexander Brott, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 2005)
- 1923Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
- 1939Raymond J. Barry, American actor
- 1942Rita Tushingham, British actress
- 1956Butch Wynegar, American baseball player
- 1962Narumi Tsunoda, Japanese voice actress
- 1965James Kevin Brown, American baseball player
- 1970Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
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