History March 14th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1558 - Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor
    1559 - Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Woudrichem, Neth
    1590 - Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League
    1629 - England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
    1644 - England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
    1794 - Eli Whitney patents cotton gin
    1800 - Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
    1812 - Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
    1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
    1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
    1840 - Jos‚ Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid
    1900 - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
    1900 - US currency goes on gold standard
    1903 - 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, FL
    1913 - John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
    1914 - Serbia and Turkey sign peace treaty
    1915 - German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile
    1918 - 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF
    1923 - Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes
    1931 - 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
    1933 - Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
    1933 - Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense
    1937 - Pope Pius XI publishes anti-#@!&%-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
    1939 - #@!&% Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
    1941 - #@!&% occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
    1950 - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
    1951 - During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
    1951 - Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
    1953 - Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as secretary Comm Party
    1955 - Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
    1956 - Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
    1957 - Indonesian govt of Sastroamidjojo resigns
    1962 - Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
    1964 - Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder
    1965 - Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
    1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
    1971 - South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
    1973 - Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
    1980 - Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
    1983 - OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
    1984 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
    1986 - European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
    1990 - Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
    1991 - Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
    1991 - British Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
    1994 - Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
    1994 - Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov and N Thagard
    1995 - 1st time 13 people in space
    1997 - Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
    1997 - Pres Clinton trips and tears up his knee requiring surgery
    2003 - Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions