Monday, March 13, 2017

March 14

  • March 14, 1558
    Ferdinand I is appointed Holy Roman emperor
  • March 14, 1629
    About 1,000 puritans in Massachusetts Bay Company under the leadership of John Winthrop receive a royal charter from King Charles I to trade and colonize between the Charles and Merrimack rivers
  • March 14, 1647
    The Treaty of Ulm is reached between the French and the Bavarians during the Thirty Years' War by which Maximilian I of Bavaria abandoned his alliance with the Holy Roman emperor Ferdinand III
  • March 14, 1653
    Johan van Galen beats English fleet in the battle of Leghorn at Livorno
  • March 14, 1841
    David Livingstone, a Scottish explorer in Africa, arrives as medical missionary in Capetown, South Africa
  • March 14, 1864
    Samuel and Florence Baker arrive at Lake Luta N'Zige and named it Lake Albert, also find that the Nile enters the lake at a 130-foot waterfall that they named Murchison Falls
  • March 14, 1879
    Physicist Albert Einstein, mathematician best known for his theories on relativity, is born in Ulm, Germany
  • March 14, 1883
    Karl Marx, a German political philosopher, dies in London
  • March 14, 1900
    United States Congress passes the Gold Standard Act, fixing gold value of dollar at 25.8 grains at 0.900 fine as standard unit of money of the United States
  • March 14, 1939
    Slovakia declares their independence from the Czech government in Prague and becomes a client state of Nazi Germany
  • March 14, 1942
    American physician John Bumstead and Orvan Hess become the first in the world to successfully treat a patient using penicillin
  • March 14, 1991
    Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
  • March 14, 1995
    Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American to ride into space aboard a Russian launch vehicle, lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
  • March 14, 2004
    Vladimir Putin easily wins a second term in Russian presidential election

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