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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1757Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
- 1794Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- 1900The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
- 1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
- 1939Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
- 1972Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
- 1972Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashed near Kalba in the United Arab Emirates. All 112 passengers and crew were killed.
- 1994Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
- 1995Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
- 2006Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'état attempt.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1863Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)
- 1912Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
- 1916Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- 1933Sir Michael Caine, British actor
- 1939Bertrand Blier, French film director and screenwriter
- 1945Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist (Chicago)
- 1950Rick Dees, American disc jockey
- 1956Colin Ayre, British football player
- 1957Tad Williams, American author
- 1987Robert Clark, American Actor
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