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.
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March 14 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- 1903The Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
- 1942Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
- 1945World War II – The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
- 1978The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
- 1979In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1801Kristjan Jaak Peterson, first Estonian poet (d. 1822)
- 1833Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first female dentist in the United States (d. 1910)
- 1868Emily Murphy, Canadian women’s rights activist, first female magistrate in the British Empire (d. 1933)
- 1912W. Willard Wirtz, American administrator (d. 2010)
- 1918Dennis Patrick, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1931Phil Phillips, American singer and songwriter
- 1945Herman van Veen, Dutch singer and theatre performer
- 1975Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)
- 1977Zé António, Portuguese footballer
- 1982Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
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