March 14th

2013
Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China.
2008
Protests led by Buddhist monks in Tibet turned violent, leading to an extensive crackdown by China's military.
History of Tibet
2005
About 1 million people rallied in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding Syrian withdrawal and the arrest of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's killers.
Hamas
2004
Opposition Socialists scored a dramatic upset win in Spain's general election, unseating conservatives stung by charges they'd provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates/May 2013
1991
The Birmingham Six are released. The 6 men had been wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment in 1975 for the IRA Birmingham pub bombings.
Birmingham Six
1990
The Soviet Congress voted Mikhail Gorbachev into the newly-created and powerful position of president.
Boris Yeltsin
1979
Factory Plane Crash in China. At least 200 people are killed when a plane crashes into a factory in China. According to some sources, the plane had previously been stolen by the pilot who was not qualified to fly it.
1979 in aviation
1967
President John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery.
John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame
1964
A jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
Jack Ruby
1960
The leaders of Germany and Israel confer for the first time. 15 years after the end of World War II, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion met at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
1960 in Israel
1958
Perry Como's single 'Catch a Falling Star' became the first RIAA gold record.
Catch a Falling Star
1951
United Nations forces recaptured Seoul during the Korean War.
Operation Ripper
1950
The FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list made its debut.
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives by year, 1950
1943
World War II: Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated".
Kraków Ghetto
1942
For the first time in history, a dying patient's life is saved by penicillin. Although some claim that the pioneering trials at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England resulted in the first cures using penicillin, Orvan Hess and John Bumstead are generally credited with the first documented successful treatment.
Penicillin
1939
The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation.
German occupation of Czechoslovakia
1910
The Lakeview Gusher causes the largest accidental oil spill in history. The spill lasted 18 months and 9 million barrels of crude oil were released.
Lakeview Gusher
1900
US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act.
Gold Standard Act
1883
Political philosopher Karl Marx died at age 64.
Karl Marx
1794
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states.
Cotton gin
1743
The first recorded town meeting in America was held, at Faneuil Hall in Boston.
Faneuil Hall
1590
Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion.
Battle of Ivry