March 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1794 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- 1900 - The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
- 1903 - The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.
- 1910 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.
- 1942 - Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
- Famous Birthdays: Lucy Hobbs Taylor (American dentist), Giovanni Schiaparelli (Italian astronomer and historian), Paul Ehrlich (German physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Thomas R. Marshall (American politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America), Albert Einstein (German-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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