This Day in History: March 14th

Here are 10 significant events that have occurred on March 14th throughout history:

  1. 44 BC – Julius Caesar is assassinated by members of the Roman Senate.
  2. 1794 – Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin, revolutionizing the cotton industry.
  3. 1879 – Albert Einstein, the German theoretical physicist, and mathematician is born in Ulm, Germany.
  4. 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, which establishes gold as the only standard for redeeming paper currency in the United States.
  5. 1939 – The Slovak-Hungarian War begins when Slovakian forces attack Hungarian troops along the border.
  6. 1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
  7. 1980 – In Poland, strikes break out at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, leading to the creation of the independent trade union Solidarity.
  8. 1991 – The “Birmingham Six,” six Irishmen wrongly imprisoned for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, are released after 16 years in jail.
  9. 2016 – The U.S. and Cuba sign an agreement to restore commercial air traffic between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years.
  10. 2018 – A pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University in Miami collapses, killing six people and injuring ten others.

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