On This Day in History, March 14

Are you really smart at solving mathematical problems? Did you know that this date is all about math? The whole world celebrates the International Day of Mathematics on this day. Join a math competition today!

Also, juggle up with some history by learning the major events of March 14. Here, take a look!

  • 1743 – First American town meeting was held at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.
  • 1794 – Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.
  • 1794 – Samuel Baker discovered another source of the Nile in East Africa.
  • 1900 -The U.S. currency went on the gold standard with the ratification of the Gold Standard Act.
  • 1901 – Utah Governor Heber M. Wells vetoed a bill that would have relaxed restrictions on polygamy.
  • 1920 -The number of Spanish immigrants was expected to be at an all-time high.
  • 1923 – President Harding became the first U.S. President to file an income tax report.
  • 1932 -George Eastman, the founder of the Kodak company, died of suicide.
  • 1943 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.
  • 1964 – A Dallas jury found Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • 1967 – John F. Kennedy’s body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one.
  • 1979 -The Census Bureau report showed that 95% of all Americans were married or would get married.
  • 1979 -In China, near Peking, 200 people died following a Trident aircraft crash into a factory.
  • 1983 -OPEC agreed to cut its oil prices by 15% for the first time in history.
  • 1995 -Astronomer Norman Thagard became the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket.
  • 1998 -An earthquake left 10,000 homeless in southeastern Iran.
  • 2002 -Arthur Andersen, the accounting firm, is charged by federal prosecutors with obstruction of justice, securing its first indictment in the collapse of Enron.
  • 2003 – Robert Blake was released from jail on $1.5 million bail, following the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.
  • 2004 -President Vladimir Putin of Russia won a second term as president in the Soviet Union.
  • 2011-The government in the United Kingdom announced that immigrants from outside the European Economic Area will be banned from working as chefs in takeaway restaurants in the UK.

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