On This Day..... March 14

MARCH 14TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PI DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL POTATO CHIP DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)
  • MICHAEL CAINE (1933, 85)
  • QUINCY JONES JR (1933, 85)
  • TOM COBURN (1948, 70)
  • BILLY CRYSTAL (1948, 70)
  • RICK DEES (1951, 67)
  • TAYLOR HANSON (1983, 35)
  • JAMIE BELL (1986, 32)
  • STEPH CURRY (1988, 30)
  • ANSEL ELGORT (1994, 24)
  • SIMONE BILES (1997, 21)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1592, THE ULTIMATE “PI” MOMENT ON PI DAY OCCURRED AT 6:53AM (3.141592653)
  • IN 1644, ENLGLAND GRANTS LAND TO PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS, WHICH IS NOW RHODE ISLAND
  • IN 1743, THE FIRST AMERICAN “TOWN MEETING” OCCURS AT BOSTON’S FANIEUL HALL
  • IN 1794, ELI WHITNEY PATENTS THE COTTON GIN
  • IN 1812, CONGRESS ISSUES THE FIRST WAR BONDS TO FINANCE THE WAR OF 1812
  • IN 1883, KARL MARX DIES AT 64 FROM BRONCHITIS
  • IN 1889, FERDINAND VON ZEPPELIN PATENTS WHAT HE CALLS A “NAVIGABLE BALLOON”
  • IN 1900, CONGRESS PASSES THE US CURRENCY ACT WHICH SETS AMERICAN CURRENCY TO THE GOLD STANDARD
  • IN 1904, PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT NOTCHES HIS FIRST WIN IN HIS “TRUST BUSTING” CAMPAIGN WHEN THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT NORTHERN SECURITIES COMPANY HAS VIOLATED THE SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT
  • IN 1906, DW GRIFFITH MARRIES HIS WIFE LINDA IN BOSTON AT OLD NORTH CHURCH
  • IN 1913, JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER ESTABLISHES THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WITH A $100 MILLION GRANT
  • IN 1923, PRESIDENT WARREN HARDING IS THE FIRST US PRESIDENT TO PAY TAXES
  • IN 1932, KODAK CAMERA INVENTOR AND FOUNDER GEORGE EASTMAN SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE HEART AND DIES AT 77
  • IN 1938, SHOPPING CARTS ARE INTRODUCED AND PATENTED BY HUMPTY DUMPTY GROCERY STORE IN OKLAHOMA CITY. INITIALLY A FLOP BECAUSE MEN FOUND THEM EFFEMINATE AND WOMEN FOUND THEM OFFENSIVE, THE STORE HIRED MODELS TO BEGIN USING THEM IN THE STORE TO CHANGE PUBLIC OPINION
  • IN 1946, ERNEST HEMINGWAY MARRIES MARY WELSH
  • IN 1950, THE FBI ESTABLISHES ITS “10 MOST WANTED” LIST
  • IN 1951, THE US RECAPTURES SEOUL IN THE KOREAN WAR
  • IN 1958, PERRY COMO’S “CATCH A FALLING STAR” IS THE 1ST RECORD TO BE CERTIFIED GOLD BY THE NEWLY FORMED RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
  • IN 1964, JACK RUBY IS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING LEE HARVEY OSWALD
  • IN 1965, ISRAEL ESTABLISHES DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH WEST GERMANY
  • IN 1967, PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S BODY IS MOVED TO ITS PERMANENT MEMORIAL
  • IN 1968, ABC AIRS THE LAST ORIGINAL EPISODE OF “BATMAN”
  • IN 1973, JOHN MCCAIN IS RELEASED AFTER FIVE YEARS IN A VIETNAMESE POW CAMP
  • IN 1982, METALLICA PERFORED TOGETHER PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1983, JON BONGIOVI AND RICHIE SAMBORA FORM BON JOVI
  • IN 1987, DARRYL STRAWBERRY CAUSES A BENCH CLEARING BRAWL IN THE FIRST PRE-SEASON MEETING BETWEEN THE NEW YORK METS AND BOSTON RED SOX AFTER THEIR 1986 WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1990, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE SOVIET UNION CONGRESS
  • IN 1991, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1995, TUPAC SHAKUR BECOMES THE FIRST SOLO ARTIST TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE ALBUM WHILE IN PRISON WITH “ME AGAINST THE WORLD”
  • IN 1997, GORDIE HOWE SIGNS AN AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE CONTRACT AT AGE 68 TO PLAY FOR THE SYRACUSE CRUNCH
  • IN 1997, PRESIDENT CLINTON TRIPS AND FALLS, REQUIRING SURGERY ON HIS KNEES
  • IN 2005, OVER A MILLION LEBONESE PEOPLE MARCH IN THE STREETS OF BEIRUT TO PROTEST SYRIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR GOVERNMENT AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF PRIME MINISTER RAFIK HARIRI
  • IN 2013, XI JINPING BECOMES PRESIDENT OF CHINA
  • IN 2016, VLADMIR PUTIN ANNOUNCES HE IS PULLING RUSSIAN TROOPS FROM SYRIA
  • IN 2016, SENATOR MARCO RUBIO DROPS OUT OF THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 2017, MUIRFIELD, THE WORLD’S OLDEST GOLF CLUB IN SCOTLAND, BEGINS ADMITTING WOMEN AFTER 273 YEARS AS A MENS’ ONLY CLUB
  • IN 2018, STEPHEN HAWKING DIES AT 76 YEARS OLD

TRIVIA:         

WHAT IS MICHAEL CAINE’S REAL NAME?      

A: MAURICE MICKLEWHITE

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