A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 14th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
March 14, 1757 was a sad, black day in the annals of the Royal Navy for on that day, Admiral Sir John Byng was executed by firing squad on the deck of HMS Monarch.
On March 14, 1794, American inventor Eli Whitney patented his greatest invention.
On March 14, 1945, a British Lancaster heavy bomber dropped a bomb known as the “Grand Slam,” a 22,000 lb behemoth that was the largest and most powerful bomb ever used up to that time.
On March 14, 1982, an 11 kilogram bomb went off at the office of the African National Congress in London, England.
On March 14, 1988, the earliest known reference to Pi Day was declared by physicist Larry Shaw at the San Francisco Exploratorium (a science museum along the lines of the Ontario Science Center in Toronto or the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland).
On March 14, 2016, news wires buzzed with the story of a Burien, Washington shooting of an ax wielding maniac by an armed citizen lawfully carrying a concealed pistol for which he has a permit to carry.
On March 14, 2019, we celebrated another National Learn About Butterflies Day, but unfortunately, we cannot tell you the origin of this most colorful holiday.
Neo-noir action thriller fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see John Wick: Chapter 4 on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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