March 14

March 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2014 Daily Holidays that fall on March 14, include:

  • Bake a Pie in Solidarity Day 
  • International Ask A Question Day 
  • Learn About Butterflies Day 
  • Middle Name Pride Day - March 14, 2014 (Second Friday in March)
  • National Pi Day 
  • National Potato Chip Day 
  • Save a Spider Day 
  • World Book Day 

2014 Weekly Holidays that include March 14, are:

  • Brain Awareness Week - March 10-16, 2014
  • Girl Scout Week - March 9-15, 2014 (Second Week of March)
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 20, 2014)
  • National Procrastination Week - March 8-14, 2014 (Second Week of March)
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 9-15, 2014(Third Week of March)
  • National Science & Engineering Week - March 14-23, 2014 (Second Week of March)
  • Teen Tech Week - March 9-15, 2014
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14

2014 Monthly Holidays that include March 14, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our March Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of March.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


Events

  • Iditarod Race - March 1-16, 2014


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 14 is Pisces.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for March are:

  • The Jonquil, better known as Daffodil or Narcissus
  • The meaning of the Daffodil is friendship and domestic happiness


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1854 – Thomas R. Marshall, American politician and 28th Vice President of the US (d. 1925)
  • 1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1921 – S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founder of Chick-fil-A
  • 1933 – Quincy Jones, American musician and composer
  • 1945 – Michael Martin Murphey, American singer
  • 1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
  • 1958 – Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • 1979 – Chris Klein, American actor


Famous Deaths

  • 1883 – Karl Marx, German philosopher and political theorist (b. 1818)
  • 1932 – George Eastman, American inventor, and founder of Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)
  • 1975 – Susan Hayward, American actress (Gone With The Wind) (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – Peter Graves, American actor (Mission Impossible) (b. 1926)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1946 - Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 2006 - Comedian actor Jack Black weds musician and animator Tanya Haden 


Quote of the Day




March 14th is World Book Day, which is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books, and most importantly, it’s a celebration of reading! It's never too late to learn to read!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 14, which is National Potato Chip Day, is some tips on Snack Substitutions that might be better options than grabbing that bag of chips or cookies!

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 14, which is National Potato Chip Day, is some tips on Snack Substitutions that might be better options than grabbing that bag of chips or cookies! Planning 2 to 3 snacks per day is a healthy diet habit, that will allow you to keep your hunger, and blood sugar under control, and your metabolism working well.


This Day in History

  • 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin
  • 1870 - California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
  • 1889 - German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon
  • 1903 – The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt as the 1st national bird reservation
  • 1913 - John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1936 - 1st magazine of the US government, the Federal Register, debuts
  • 1950 - FBI's, 10 Most Wanted Fugitives program begins
  • 1967 – The body of US President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 1990 - Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress


This Day in Music

  • 1958 - The first ever Gold Record is awarded for sales of a million copies to Perry Como  for Catch A Falling Star
  • 1972 - Carole King's Tapestry album takes Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards
  • 1972  - Carly Simon wins for best new artist at the Grammy Awards
  • 1979 - Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive hits #1
  • 1980 - Quincy Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1989 - Debbie Gibson's Lost in Your Eyes hits #1
  • 2005 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Percy Sledge, The O'Jays, U2, Buddy Guy, and The Pretenders
  • 2011  Neil Diamond is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Leon Russell




The song above is called Wildfire, by Michael Martin Murphey, born on this day in 1945.

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This Day in Sports

  • 1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
  • 1976 - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
  • 1978 - NFL permanently adds 7th official, a side judge
  • 1987 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • 1991 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning of Canada
  • 1993 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • 1997 -  The 67th James E Sullivan Award is awarded to Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

annis Domini (adverb)

1. (of multiple years or of a date range) Taking place a specifed number of years following the assumed birth of Jesus Christ.

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