Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 14

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This is a list of selected March 14 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 14, 2020 featured article or the March 14, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1590French Wars of Religion: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeated the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne at the Battle of Ivry in Ivry, France. refimprove section
1794 – American inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, the first ever machine that quickly and easily separated cotton fibers from their seedpods. refimprove section
1915First World War: British forces cornered and sank the SMS Dresden, the last remnant of the German East Asia Squadron, near the Chilean island of Más a Tierra. refimprove
1978Israeli–Lebanese conflict: The Israel Defense Forces began Operation Litani, invading and occupying southern Lebanon, and pushing PLO troops north up to the Litani River. refimprove section
1980LOT Flight 7 crashed during final approach to Warsaw's Okęcie International Airport, killing 87 people, including Polish singer Anna Jantar and a contingent of the amateur U.S. boxing team. refimprove
1991 – The "Birmingham Six", wrongly convicted of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings in England, were released after sixteen years in prison. refimprove section
1994 – Version 1.0.0 of the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel, was released, becoming one of the most prominent examples of open-source software. refimprove sections
1995 – Aboard the Soyuz TM-21 spacecraft, Norman Thagard became the first American to ride to space on a Russian vehicle. refimprove, primary sources
2008 – A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet. multiple issues



March 14: New Year's Day (Sikhism); White Day in East Asia; Pi Day

Poster for The Mikado
Poster for The Mikado

Thomas R. Marshall (b. 1854) · Karl Marx (d. 1883) · Jessica Gallagher (b. 1986)

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