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March 14th History

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March 14th In Pop Culture History

44 BC - Casca and Cassius decided that Mark Antony should stay alive durng the Caesar assassination the next day.

1794 - Eli Whitney was issued a US Patent (#X0072) for his cotton gin.

1839 - Sir John Herschel referred to 'photography'- his new word - in a lecture to the Royal Society

1899 - Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was issued a US Patent (#621,195) for the invention of his "Navigable Balloon," the rigid airship, known as the Zeppelin.

1900 - The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard. No country uses it today (2016).

1936 - The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opened at Radio City Music Hall.

1947 - The US signed a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.

1950 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation instituted the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list (List)

1958 - The Recording Industry Association of America awarded the first Gold Record (500,000 sold) to Perry Como for Catch A Falling Star.

1975 - Broadway Show - Same Time, Next Year (Play) March 14, 1975

March 14, 19** Birthday (fictional) Selena Kyle, Catwoman, DC Comics

1987 - #1 Hit March 14, 1987 - March 20, 1987: Huey Lewis and the News - Jacob's Ladder

1998 - #1 Hit March 14, 1998 - April 3, 1998: Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

2011 - Aflac Insurance fired Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of the Aflac Spokesduck, for an offensive online tweet about the Japan earthquake.

March 14th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Quincy Jones (1933)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Rick Dees (1950)
Billy Crystal (1947)
Jamie Bell (1986)
Michael Caine (1933)
Johann Strauß 'Strauss' (1804)
Chris Klien (1979)
Wolfgang Peterson (1941)
Beware The Ides of March
(March 15th)
-William Shakespeare
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- Albert Einstein


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