March 14: Day of the Week
March 14, 2018 was the 73rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 292 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
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March 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1489The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
- 1915World 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.
- 1979In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
- 2006Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'état attempt.
- 2008A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1837Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
- 1869Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
- 1887Charles Reisner, American silent actor and film director (d. 1962)
- 1898Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
- 1928Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish populariser environmentalist (d. 1980)
- 1939Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
- 1945Jasper Carrott, British comedian
- 1945Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist (Chicago)
- 1957Tad Williams, American author
- 1982Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
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