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MARCH 14

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(03/14 = 3.14))
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1833 Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor (New York-born First Female American Dentist) Lucy Beaman Hobbs Taylor Women Medicine
1854 Paul Ehrlich (German Medical Researcher: 1908 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) German Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research 1908 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1879 Albert Einstein (German Theoretical Physicist: 1921 Nobel Laureate for Physics) German Scientists & Mathematicians Albert Einstein Physics 1921 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1794 Eli Whitney Patents the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African American Registry Technology and Society Massachusetts Foundation  for the Humanities
1900 The U.S. Officially Adopts the Gold Standard Fixing the Value of the Dollar Against Gold Currencies Standards Gold New York Times U.S. Treasury
1903 President Roosevelt Creates Pelican Island National Refuge as First National Wildlife Refuge Florida Parks and Landmarks President Theodore Roosevelt Earth and Environment Historic Firsts Pelican Island National Refuge, Florida
1951 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Euskirchen, Germany Earthquakes Germany Royal Observatory of Belgium
1955 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered on Alaska's Andreanof Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1957 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered on Alaska's Andreanof Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
U.S. Conducts An Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1960 British Radio Telescope Sets Record Contacting Pioneer V Satellite 407,000 Miles Away Great Britain Space Exploration History of Technology BBC
1961 Iowa Legislature Chooses the Oak as Iowa's Official Tree Iowa Oak Trees State Historical Society of Iowa
1972 NASA Announces Florida and California Will Be the Space Shuttle's Launch and Landing Sites Florida California Space Shuttle NASA
1976 U.S. Conducts 1000 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1979 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Five Near the Coast of Guerrero, Mexico Guerrero, Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
1995 Astronaut Norman Thagard Is First American to Enter Space Aboard a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Russian Space Program Space Exploration Historic Firsts New York Times
1998 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Five, Destroys 2,000 Homes in Northern Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS

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