Death of St. Matilda, Queen of Germany
Death of St. Boniface (Bruno of Querfurt)
King Philip Augustus orders Parisian Jews seized for ransom
Edinburgh Castle retaken from the English
Jacob Fugger I, German financier, dies (birth date unknown)
Sir Thomas Malory, author of "Le Morte d'Arthur," dies in London
Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus and last of the Lusignan dynasty, sold her kingdom to Venice.
Ferdinand assumes the title of Emperor without being crowned by the Pope
Royal charter granted Massachusetts Bay Colony
England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
Georg Philipp Telemann, leading German late baroque composer. born
Jacob van Ruysdael, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 57
The first recorded town meeting in America was held, at Faneuil Hall in Boston.
Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized America's cotton industry.
Johann Strauss, composer born
The U.S. government authorized issue of America's first war bonds, to pay for military equipment for use against the British.
Physicist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He was 27-years-old when he originated the Theory of Relativity, making atomic weapons possible. He was 4 years old before he spoke.
German political philosopher Karl Marx died in London. He published, with Friedrich Engels, the Communist Manifesto.
The submarine HMTS Monarch laid telephone cable along the English Channel bed to prepare for the first telephone links across the Channel
Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.
Bandleader Les Brown. born
The first seagoing ship made of concrete was launched at Redwood City, California. The ship was named "Faith" and cost $750,000 to build.
Dennis the Menace cartoonist Hank Ketcham born
President Harding became the first chief executive to file an income tax report.
Former astronaut Frank Borman, Eastern Airline president born
Singer Phil Phillips born
George Eastman, American photographic pioneer who founded the Kodak Company, committed suicide.
Composer-conductor Quincy Jones born
Former astronaut Eugene Cernan born
The republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation.
Movie director Wolfgang Petersen ("Das Boot") born
Virgil Thomson wrote, "Gustav Mahler is to Richard Strauss as Bach is to Handel, or Debussy to Ravel...."
Actress Rita Tushingham born
Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" premiered in New York, with George Szell conducting.
Rock musician Walt Parazaider (Chicago) born
The heaviest bomb of World War II, the 22,000-pound "Grand Slam," was dropped by the Royal Air Force's Dambuster Squadron on the Bielefeld railway viaduct in Germany.
Comedian Billy Crystal born
During the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.
Actress Season Hubley born
Country singer Jann Browne born
Musician (Level 42) Boon Guild born
Prince Albert Grimaldi of Monaco born
The Recording Industry Association of America certified the first gold record to Perry Como's "Catch A Falling Star."
Baseball player Kirby Puckett born
A jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy, the previous November.
Israel's cabinet formally approved establishment of diplomatic relations with West Germany.
The body of President Kennedy was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery.
Actress Megan Follows born
Actress Laura Leighton born
California Governor Ronald Reagan granted a full pardon to country western singer Merle Haggard. Haggard had served three years in San Quentin prison for burglary from 1957-60.
Dutch marines succeeded in freeing 71 hostages held by South Moluccans for 29 hours.
Actor Jake Fogelnest ("SQUIRT TV") born
A Polish airliner crashed while making an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing all 87 people aboard, including 22 members of a US amateur boxing team.
Actress Kate Maberly born
Singer-musician Taylor Hanson (Hanson) born
The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed for the first time ever to cut prices in hopes of regaining control over the world oil market.
The United States evacuated American officials from Lebanon, leaving only a small diplomatic presence in war-torn Beirut.
U.S. and Soviet negotiators laid down their opening positions in their first full session of renewed arms talks in Geneva, Switzerland.
President Reagan announced he had sent Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev a "new, very specific and far-reaching proposal" on nuclear testing.
President Reagan, in his Saturday address, said he should have listened to Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger when they advised him not to sell arms to Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir arrived in Washington with what he called new ideas for Middle East peace talks, despite maintaining a hard line on Israel's retention of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Lebanese hijacker Fawaz Younis was convicted in a US federal court of commandeering a Jordanian airliner and holding 70 hostages, including two Americans.
In a shift of policy, the Bush administration announced an indefinite ban on imports of semiautomatic assault rifles.
The United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, France and West and East Germany held their first formal meeting on reunifying the German states.
The Soviet Congress elected Mikhail S. Gorbachev to the country's new, powerful presidency, a day after creating the post.
The emir of Kuwait -- Sheik Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah -- returned home after seven months in exile.
Scientists from around the world reported the discovery of the gene that triggers colon cancer.
A British court reversed the convictions of the "Birmingham Six," who had spent 16 years in prison for an Irish Republican Army bombing, and ordered them released.
Speakers at a Los Angeles Police Commission hearing demanded the ouster of Chief Daryl F. Gates in the wake of the videotaped police beating of motorist Rodney King.
The Associated Press obtained the names of 22 of 24 of the worst offenders in the check overdraft scandal at the House bank; topping the list were former Representative Tommy Robinson of Arkansas and Representative Bob Mrazek of New York, both Democrats.
The "Music for Life" concert was held at New York's Carnegie Hall. Proceeds went to AIDS research.
An independent UN-sponsored commission released a report blaming the bulk of atrocities committed during El Salvador's civil war on the country's military.
Secretary of State Warren Christopher wrapped up three days of meetings with Chinese leaders, who rejected attempts to link their human rights record with preferred trade status.
Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell, a longtime friend of President and Mrs. Clinton, resigned because of controversy over billings he'd charged while in private law practice.
American astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket as he and two cosmonauts blasted off aboard a "Soyuz" spacecraft, headed for the "Mir" space station.
Steve Forbes dropped his quest for the Republican presidential nomination after spending 30 million dollars of his own money.
During a visit to Israel, President Clinton pledged 100 million dollars to the fight against terrorism.
Surgeons at Bethesda Naval Medical Center repaired a painful torn knee tendon in President Clinton's right leg; the injury had been caused by a freak middle-of-the-night stumble at the Florida home of golfer Greg Norman.
India's Congress party picked Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born widow of assassinated prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, as its new president. An earthquake killed at least five people and left some ten-thousand homeless in southeastern Iran.
Carolina farmers began assessing damage to their frost-bitten peach and strawberry crops as a result of three days of freezing weather. A third hard freeze overnight ruined tiny peaches emerging on early blooming trees in North and South Carolina orchards.
The Clinton administration conceded the Chinese had gained from technology allegedly stolen from a federal nuclear weapons lab but insisted the government responded decisively; Republicans demanded a comprehensive review of U.S. policy toward China.
Defending champion Doug Swingley drove his dog team to victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore clinched their presidential nominations in a sweep of Southern primaries. _____________________________________________________________
Romania to cancel trains on major line due to road works
Slovakia on track to adopt euro in 2009
Padraig Harrington wins first PGA Tour event; The Honda Classic
Dutch member of Parliament proposes to abolish the Cabinet
Wikipedia class action site vanishes, backers revealed
Warmest Canadian winter on record
More arrests from Cronulla riots
Geysers of water on one of Saturn's moons
PFLP leader Ahmed Saadat captured by Israeli forces
Coldest month of March in Stockholm since 1942
Isaac Hayes quits South Park over Scientology episode
Israelis storm Palestinian jail
NCAA Basketball: Niagara defeats Florida A&M, advances to first round of NCAA tournament
Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Scotland
Cricket World Cup: Kenya vs Canada
Zimbabwean opposition leader in intensive care after arrest
Baseball's Pete Rose: "I bet on my team every night"
Study finds children from single-parent homes more likely to be sexually abused
Iraqi authorities say Baghdad violence has dropped sharply
Disney Cruise Line to add two new ships
Chief Justice of Pakistan manhandled, gag order issued by government
Duke of York arrives in New Zealand
Gay Iranian awaits decision on asylum
Tour de Taiwan Stage 5: Shawn Milne threatens John Murphy's leading
Jimmy Wales accused of editing Wikipedia for donations
Anti-China protesters clash with police in Tibet
National Hockey League news: March 14, 2008
Doctors who treated John Ritter cleared of negligence lawsuit
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup 2007â08 draw results
Proton rocket fails to launch AMC-14 satellite
Tour de Taiwan Stage 6: A jersey battle between American cyclists
Colonel Sanders statue lost in 1985 recovered from river in Japan
Saskatchewan places moratorium on boar farming, says escaped boars should be killed
US, UK investigators seek 777 engine redesign to stop repeat of London jet crash
7 killed, 50 injured in Bangladesh shopping mall fire
Chinese fishing boat hijacked off coast of Cameroon
Taliban militant kills at least thirteen in northwest Pakistan
Australia defeats Germany 2-1, wins men's field hockey World Cup
Avalanche in Canadian Rocky Mountains kills two
Georgia panicked by fake Russia invasion broadcast
Third explosion at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
Japan earthquake shifts Earth's axis 10 centimetres
Libyan rebels retake town of Brega
Sandra Fluke insists she will not be silenced
Encyclopaedia Britannica to stop publishing after 244 years
Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires elected as Pope Francis
Heavy snow causes disruption across northwestern Europe