Studying history is not a daunting task but remembering important events and dates is definitely a daunting task. However at times, it is absolutely necessary. For instance, if you are preparing for civil services examinations in India, you will need to not only study history but also remember the important dates and events. This article titled Today in History – March 14 – India and World has been designed specifically to provide the chronologically ordered list of all important historical events that took place in India and the rest of the world. So let us begin.
What Happened On This Day in History – March 14
Today in History – March 14: “India”
1931: “Alam Ara” – the first talkie film of India was released on this day in Bombay (now Mumbai).
1972: Irom Sharmila – political activist and civil rights activist from Manipur (India) was born on this day.
2007: At least 3,000 policemen were dispatched to Nandigram by West Bengal’s Left Front government, attempting to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance. A conflict between the police and locals left 14 civilians dead.
Today in History – March 14: “World”
1647: During the Thirty Years’ War, the Truce of Ulm was signed by Sweden, France, Cologne and Bavaria.
1663: His famous book on Vacuum was completed by Otto von Guericke.
1780: During American Revolutionary War, Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama was captured by the Spanish forces. Fort Charlotte was last frontier of the British forces that was capable of threatening New Orleans that was located in Spanish Louisiana.
1794: A patent for cotton gin was granted to Eli Whitney.
1900: Ratification of Gold Standard Act took place on this day. As a result of this United States currency was put on Gold Standard.
1939: German pressure forced Slovakia to declare independence.
1943: Kraków Ghetto was liquidated on this day during WWII.
1945: The first ever operational use of Grand Slam Bomb was made by RAF during WWII. The bomb was dropped on Bielefeld in Germany.
1951: During Korean War, Seoul was captured by UN troops for the second time.
1961: United States Air Force’s Broken Arrow nuclear mishap took place in which B-52 crashed near Yuba City.
1994: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 was released on this day.
2018: British physicist Stephen Hawking died on this day.