On This Day In History, 14 March

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World Events Today

  • The Gold Standard Act of the United States became effective today in 1900
  • The nightclub owner Jack Ruby, was sentenced to death today in 1964 for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of the United States President John F Kennedy
  • After over 5 years in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, the future United States senator, John McCain, was released from captivity today in 1973

Entertainment Events Today

  • The British drama film Born Free, the real-life story about a couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, was released today in 1966, it won 3 Golden Globe awards
  • Muirfield golf club in Scotland, voted to admit women members for the first time today in 2017, it meant they would once again be considered as hosts for the Open
  • Google announced today in 2019 that an employee, Emma Haruka Iwao, had calculated Pi to a record 31 trillion digits, surpassing the previous record of 22 trillion digits

Family Events Today

  • The developer of the theory of relativity and Nobel laureate, Albert Einstein, was born today in 1879 in Ulm, Germany
  • Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Junior, better known as the legendary English actor Sir Michael Caine since he was knighted over 20 years ago, was born today in 1933 in London
  • The English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time, died today in 2018 aged 76

Main Event Today

  • The FBI made its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list public today in 1950, they did it to increase their ability to capture dangerous fugitives

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Potato Chip Day

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