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3/14/2023 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - March 14
John F. Kennedy's burial sitein Arlington National Cemetery.
(Public Domain Photo)

John F. Kennedy's burial site
in Arlington National Cemetery.

(Public Domain Photo)

Reprinted By Permission

Today in History in 1794 Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin; in 1950 the FBI started the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives program; and in 1967 JFK’s body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial.

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 cotton industry in the southern US states
  • 1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London
  • 1900 - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
  • 1903 - 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida.
  • 1913 - John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1943 - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
  • 1950 - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
  • 1958 - South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress
  • 1964 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder
  • 1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
  • 1980 - Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
  • 2013 - Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1804 - Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849)
  • 1820 - Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78)
  • 1875 - Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
  • 1879 - Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity)
  • 1933 - Michael Caine, [Maurice J Micklewhite], actor (Alfie), born in London, England
  • 1933 - Quincy Jones Jr, composer/singer (We Are The World), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

  • 1850 - French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
  • 1906 - Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946 - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 2006 - OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui
  • 2006 - Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony

Famous Deaths

  • 1883 - Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64
  • 1932 - George Eastman, US industrialist (Kodak-camera), shoots himself in the heart at 77
  • 1975 - Susan Hayward, actress (Young & Willing), dies at 56
  • 1976 - Busby Berkeley, US choreographer/dir (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
  • 2010 - Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor, dies at 83
  • 2013 - Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83

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