March 14: Day of the Week
March 14, 2020 was the 74th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 292 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1381Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
- 1782Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
- 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.
- 1942Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
- 1967The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 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.
- 1995Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
- 2007The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1823Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
- 1886Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
- 1899Ada Kramm, Norwegian actress (d. 1981)
- 1908Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenological philosopher (d. 1961)
- 1936Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
- 1948Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
- 1957Tad Williams, American author
- 1969Des Coleman, English actor and presenter
- 1975Johan Paulik, Slovak porn star
- 1981Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
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