Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 14, 2017

 Historical Events

1590  Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion

1794  Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states

1900  Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics

1900  US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act

1943  World War II: Krak√≥w Ghetto is "liquidated"

2013  Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths

George Eastman

(1854 - 1932)

Karl Marx

(1818 - 1883)
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March 15th: Nature Blows Gunboat Diplomacy Out of the Water

The world's superpowers were prepared to use the power of their warships to control the Samoan Islands in the 1880s. But nature had other ideas.
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