On This Day in History: March 14
March 14 is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 292 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $495 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs, awaits its first winner of 2019. Two and a half months into 2019, we still don't have a Powerball jackpot winner.
- IGT executive hired as NC Lottery chief. A top leader at a gambling operations vendor was hired Tuesday to become the North Carolina Education Lottery's next executive director.
- Husband plays late wife's 5 special numbers and wins lottery. A Chatsworth, Georgia, man claimed a lottery jackpot from the Georgia Lottery after playing his late wife's special numbers.
- Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery. Gov. Matt Mead cleared the way for Wyoming to begin the process of bringing a lottery to the state by signing House Bill 77 into law Wednesday.
- $216 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $216 million for Saturday's drawing.
- $200 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $200 million drawing.
- NJ man sued over $38.5M lottery ticket. A trail is underway in the case of a New Jersey construction worker who is being sued by his former co-workers after cashing in a $38.5 million lottery ticket.
- Jury awards jailed illegal alien $750,000 lottery ticket. A jailed illegal immigrant in Georgia is the rightful owner of a $750,000 lottery ticket, a jury decided Thursday.
- Toddler picks out winning NY lottery ticket. A 2-year-old Brooklyn girl made her mom an instant millionaire when she touched the winning ticket.
- 2 men survive deadly casino bus crash, then board another. Two gamblers who miraculously survived a catastrophic brush with death aboard a Chinatown casino bus climbed back aboard the same company's bus only hours later for another trip to the gaming tables.
- Powerball, Mega Millions explore agreement. Lottery behemoths Powerball and Mega Millions are discussing a possible arrangement to sell tickets for both games in the 42 states where they now operate alone.
- Newspaper photo reveals lottery winner's personal information. Lottery Post presents an exclusive story detailing how Maine's Morning Sentinel newspaper revealed a lottery winner's address and social security number in a published photo.
- Kansas Lottery adds 'Hot Lotto' game. Sales for the multi-state "Hot Lotto" numbers game began Sunday for Wednesday's first biweekly drawing that will include the Sunflower State.
- Internet lottery sales one step closer in Georgia. Georgia took its first step towards allowing lottery players to purchase tickets over the Internet, as the Georgia House approved a measure Thursday for setting up online accounts.
- N.C. residents divided over lottery question. As the speaker of the North Carolina House pledged this weekend to hold a vote on a bill that would create a state lottery, local Charlotte residents were divided on the issue.
- Tennessee Lottery Sales Pass $1 Billion. The Tennessee Lottery announced today that gross ticket sales have surpassed $1 billion after one year and seven weeks of ticket sales.
- Cardinal demands U.K. lottery boycott. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics, called for a boycott of the UK National Lottery after it was revealed that the National Lottery gave £3.3 million (US$6.3 million) to Brook Advisory Centers and the FPA (Family Planning Association) - both of which support abortions as a means of family planning.
- Lottery winner ties the knot once again. Robert Swofford Jr., winner of a $60 million Florida Lotto jackpot, re-married his first wife, after his second wife dumped him when he won the big prize.
- N.C. Gov. may get 2nd try with lottery. When North Carolina Governor Mike Easley leaves office, assessments of his tenure undoubtedly will touch on whether he brought North Carolina into the lottery fold.
- Texas Lottery Approves Mega Millions Changes. Friday, the Texas Lottery Commission voted to propose rule amendments to the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game, which aim to make the game bigger than ever.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$495 Million
Mar 16, 2019
- 2.$417.3 Million
Mar 14, 2018
- 3.$353 Million
Mar 14, 2014
- 4.$345 Million
Mar 16, 2018
- 5.$276.3 Million
Mar 15, 2008
- 6.$216 Million
Mar 16, 2013
- 7.$200 Million
Mar 16, 2012
- 8.$185.4 Million
Mar 17, 2021
- 9.€129 Million
Mar 14, 2014
- 10.$172 Million
Mar 15, 2011
- 11.$165 Million
Mar 14, 2007
- 12.€105 Million
Mar 18, 2011
- 13.€122.15 Million
Mar 16, 2021
- 14.€113.51 Million
Mar 15, 2018
- 15.$137 Million
Mar 14, 2015
- 16.€119.37 Million
Mar 14, 2019
- 17.$123 Million
Mar 15, 2017
- 18.$120 Million
Mar 14, 2020
- 19.$119 Million
Mar 14, 2017
- 20.$93 Million
Mar 16, 2021
- 21.€82 Million
Mar 15, 2019
- 22.$90 Million
Mar 17, 2020
- 23.€71 Million
Mar 16, 2021
- 24.€79 Million
Mar 14, 2017
- 25.€76 Million
Mar 20, 2020
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Mar 14, 1990
31 years old
Saturday, Mar 14, 1987
34 years old
Wednesday, Mar 14, 1984
37 years old
Friday, Mar 14, 1975
46 years old
Sunday, Mar 14, 1971
50 years old
Friday, Mar 14, 1969
52 years old
Tuesday, Mar 14, 1967
54 years old
Monday, Mar 14, 1966
55 years old
Thursday, Mar 14, 1963
58 years old
Tuesday, Mar 14, 1961
60 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Cyclone Idai makes landfall near Beira, Mozambique, causing devastating floods and over 1000 deaths.
- A naming ceremony for the chemical element nihonium takes place in Tokyo, with then Crown Prince Naruhito in attendance.
- A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupt in Lhasa and subsequently spread elsewhere in Tibet.
- The Nandigram violence in Nandigram, West Bengal results in the deaths of at least 14 people.
- The 2006 Chadian coup d'état attempt ends in failure.
- Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.
- In the Johnson South Reef Skirmish Chinese forces defeat Vietnamese forces in an altercation over control of one of the Spratly Islands.
- The South African government bombs the headquarters of the African National Congress in London.
- LOT Flight 7 crashes during final approach near Warsaw, Poland, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
- The Israel Defense Forces launch Operation Litani, a seven-day campaign to invade and occupy southern Lebanon.
- Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashes near Kalba, United Arab Emirates while on approach to Dubai International Airport, killing 112 people.
- The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Jack Ruby is convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- A USAF B-52 bomber crashes near Yuba City, California whilst carrying nuclear weapons.
- Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul for the second time.
- The R.A.F. drop the Grand Slam bomb in action for the first time, on a railway viaduct near Bielefeld, Germany.
- The Holocaust: The liquidation of the Kraków Ghetto is completed.
- Anne Miller becomes the first American patient to be treated with penicillin, under the care of Orvan Hess and John Bumstead.
- Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
- Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.
- The El Virilla train accident, Costa Rica, kills 248 people and wounds another 93 when a train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia and Tibás.
- In the second of the 1920 Schleswig plebiscites, about 80% of the population in Zone II votes to remain part of Weimar Germany.
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the first national wildlife refuge in the US, is established by President Theodore Roosevelt.
- The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
- The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance at the Savoy Theatre in London.
- Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans.
- Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
- The Third Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of Ronas Voe results in the Dutch East India Company ship Wapen van Rotterdam being captured with a death toll of up to 300 Dutch crew and soldiers.
- According to his own account, Otto von Guericke completes his book De Vacuo.
- Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
- Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under Charles, Duke of Mayenne, during the French Wars of Religion.
- Battle of Mogyoród: Dukes Géza and Ladislaus defeat their cousin Solomon, King of Hungary, forcing him to flee to Hungary's western borderland.
Births On This Day
- Abby Ryder Fortson, American actress
- Paige Rini, Canadian water skier
- Simone Biles, American gymnast
- Batuhan Altıntaş, Turkish footballer
- Ansel Elgort, American actor and DJ
- Philipp Ziereis, German footballer
- Emir Bekrić, Serbian hurdler
- László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer
- Steven Zellner, German footballer
- Joe Allen, Welsh footballer
- Tamás Kádár, Hungarian footballer
- Haru Kuroki, Japanese actress
- Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Icelandic footballer
- Kevin Lacroix, Canadian race car driver
- Stephen Curry, American basketball player
- Rico Freimuth, German decathlete
- Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
- Jessica Gallagher, Australian skier and cyclist
- Andy Taylor, English footballer
- Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
- Carlos Marinelli, Argentinian footballer
- François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
- Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
- George Wilson, American football player
- Aaron Brown, English footballer and coach
- Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby player
- Nicolas Anelka, French footballer and manager
- Chris Klein, American actor
- Sead Ramović, German-Bosnian footballer
- Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
- Vadims Fjodorovs, Latvian footballer and coach
- Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (d. 2011)
- Jeremy Paul, New Zealand-Australian rugby player
- Phil Vickery, English rugby player and sportscaster
- Steve Harper, English footballer and referee
- Dmitri Markov, Belarusian-Australian pole vaulter
- Patrick Traverse, Canadian ice hockey player
- Rohit Shetty, Indian film director and producer
- Irom Chanu Sharmila, Indian poet and activist
- Kristian Bush, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Larry Johnson, American basketball player and actor
- Megan Follows, Canadian-American actress
- Jonas Elmer, Danish actor, director, and screenwriter
- Elise Neal, American actress and producer
- Kevin Brown, American baseball player and coach
- Aamir Khan, Indian film actor, producer, and director
- Billy Sherwood, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Kevin Williamson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer and coach
- Garry Jack, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Mike Lazaridis, Greek-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited
- Heidi Hammel, American astronomer and academic
- Laila Robins, American actress
- Tamara Tunie, American actress
- Albert II, Prince of Monaco
- Tad Williams, American author
- Indu Malhotra, Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer and computer engineer, creator of Tetris
- Butch Wynegar, American baseball player and coach
- Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
- Nick Keir, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
- Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben & Jerry's
- Rick Dees, American actor and radio host
- Tom Coburn, American physician and politician (d. 2020)
- Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- Theo Jansen, Dutch sculptor
- Roy Budd, English pianist and composer (d. 1993)
- William J. Jefferson, American lawyer and politician
- Jona Lewie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
- William Lerach, American securities and class action attorney
- Wes Unseld, American basketball player, coach, and manager (d. 2020)
- Jasper Carrott, English comedian, actor, and game show host
- Michael Martin Murphey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist
- Boris Brott, Canadian composer and conductor
- Václav Nedomanský, Czech ice hockey player and manager
- Bobby Smith, English footballer and manager
- Tom Stannage, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)
- Anita Morris, American actress and singer (d. 1994)
- Rita Tushingham, English actress
- Wolfgang Petersen, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter
- Raymond J. Barry, American actor
- Bertrand Blier, French director and screenwriter
- Yves Boisset, French director and screenwriter
- Eleanor Bron, English actress and screenwriter
- Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2016)
- John Gleeson, Australian cricketer (d. 2016)
- Árpád Orbán, Hungarian footballer (d. 2008)
- Peter van der Merwe, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)
- Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
- Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
- Paul Rader, American 15th General of The Salvation Army
- Michael Caine, English actor and author
- Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer
- Mark Murphy, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
- Naina Yeltsina, Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia
- Bob Goalby, American golfer
- Frank Borman, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (d. 1980)
- François Morel, Canadian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2018)
- William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (d. 2014)
- Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)
- Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
- Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
- S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)
- Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and critic (d. 2013)
- Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)
- Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (d. 2014)
- Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- Zoia Horn, American librarian (d. 2014)
- Alan Smith, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)
- Horton Foote, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
- Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
- Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
- Bill Owen, English actor and songwriter (d. 1999)
- Lee Petty, American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)
- Cliff Bastin, English footballer (d. 1991)
- Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)
- W. Graham Claytor, Jr. American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)
- W. Willard Wirtz, American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)
- Akira Yoshizawa, Japanese origamist (d. 2005)
- Ed Heinemann, American designer of military aircraft (d. 1991)
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)
- Philip Conrad Vincent, English engineer and businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)
- Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)
- Raymond Aron, French journalist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1983)
- Doris Eaton Travis, American actress and dancer (d. 2010)
- Adolph Gottlieb, American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)
- Sid Atkinson, South African hurdler and long jumper (d. 1977)
- K. C. Irving, Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)
- Reginald Marsh, French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)
- Sylvia Beach, American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)
- Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
- Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
- Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1969)
- Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips Electronics (d. 1951)
- Algernon Blackwood, English author and playwright (d. 1951)
- Emily Murphy, Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)
- Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)
- Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (d. 1951)
- Paul Ehrlich, German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)
- John Lane, English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)
- Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (d. 1920)
- Thomas R. Marshall, American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)
- Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
- Castro Alves, Brazilian poet and playwright (d. 1871)
- Umberto I of Italy (d. 1900)
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy, English poet and herpetologist (d. 1881)
- Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
- Isabella Beeton, English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (d. 1865)
- Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer and historian (d. 1910)
- Frederic Shields, English painter and illustrator (d. 1911)
- Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)
- Théodore de Banville, French poet and critic (d. 1891)
- Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
- Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (d. 1878)
- Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)
- Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)
- Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Estonian poet (d. 1822)
- James Bogardus, American inventor and architect (d. 1874)
- Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
- Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
Deaths On This Day
- Jake Phelps, American skateboarder and Thrasher editor-in-chief (b. 1962)
- Charlie Whiting, British motorsport director (b. 1952)
- Jim Bowen, English stand-up comedian and TV personality (b. 1937)
- Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist (b. 1979)
- Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (b. 1942)
- Liam O'Flynn, Irish uileann piper (b. 1945)
- John W. Cahn, German-American metallurgist and academic (b. 1928)
- Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (b. 1934)
- Suranimala Rajapaksha, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
- Tony Benn, English politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)
- Meir Har-Zion, Israeli commander (b. 1934)
- Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)
- Aramais Sahakyan, Armenian poet and author (b. 1936)
- Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician, Cambodian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)
- Pierre Schoendoerffer, French director and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general and politician, 4th President of Malta (b. 1913)
- Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)
- Chiara Lubich, Italian activist, co-founded the Focolare Movement (b. 1920)
- Lucie Aubrac, French educator and activist (b. 1912)
- Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (b. 1929)
- Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (b. 1945)
- Jean-Luc Lagardère, French engineer and businessman (b. 1928)
- Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
- John Broome, American author (b. 1913)
- Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1907)
- William Alfred Fowler, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Howard Ashman, American playwright and composer (b. 1950)
- Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (b. 1892)
- Hovhannes Shiraz, Armenian poet (b. 1915)
- Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1902)
- Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (b. 1928)
- Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1917)
- Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (b. 1895)
- Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
- Howard H. Aiken, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1900)
- Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
- Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter, illustrator, and educator (b. 1898)
- Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (b. 1892)
- Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player (b. 1879)
- Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot activist (b. 1938)
- Klement Gottwald, Czechoslovak Communist politician and 14th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1896)
- George Eastman, American inventor and businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)
- Quintino Sella, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Finances (b. 1827)
- Karl Marx, German philosopher and theorist (b. 1818)
- Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian general and politician, 17th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1793)
- Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (b. 1802)
- Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1739)
- Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1735)
- Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (b. 1724)
- Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and critic (b. 1725)
- John Byng, British admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1704)
- George Wade, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1673)
- Jean Domat, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1625)
- Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (b. 1584)
- Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
- John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (b. 1485)
- Matilda of Ringelheim, Saxon queen (b. c. 896)
- Einhard, Frankish scholar