March 14 in History
1794March 14, 1794:
Eli Whitney, an American inventor, is granted a patent for his cotton gin invention.
1824March 14, 1824:
Central American, Peruvian, Mexican and Colombian representatives attend the first Pan-American conference in Panama.
1885March 14, 1885:
The two-act comic opera, “Mikado” by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert is performed for the first time.
1913March 14, 1913:
The South African Supreme Court rules to invalidate all Muslim and Hindu marriages.
1950March 14, 1950:
The FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” is released for the first time.
1951March 14, 1951:
Seoul, South Korea is recaptured by forces of the United Nations during the Korean War.
1958March 14, 1958:
The hit single, “Catch a Falling Star” by Perry Cuomo becomes the first recipient of the Recording Industry Association of America’s gold record certification.
1964March 14, 1964:
Jack Ruby, the murderer of US President John F Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald is found guilty in the country’s first televised courtroom verdict.
2004March 14, 2004:
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reelected into office for a second term.
2017March 14, 2017:
Muirfield, a Scottish golf club votes to allow membership of women for the first time in its 273-year history.