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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1757Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
- 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.
- 1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
- 1939Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
- 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.
- 2006Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'état attempt.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1790Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
- 1903Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
- 1908Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenological philosopher (d. 1961)
- 1948Theo Jansen, Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor.
- 1955Helen Atkinson-Wood, English actress and comedian
- 1964Dario Bisso, Italian conductor
- 1965James Kevin Brown, American baseball player
- 1975Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
- 1979Sead Ramović, German-born Bosnian footballer
- 1986Jamie Bell, British actor
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