March 14 in Pop Culture History
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44 BC – Casca and Cassius decided that Mark Antony should stay alive during the Caesar assassination the next day.
1794 – Eli Whitney was issued a US Patent (#X0072) for his cotton gin.
1839 – Sir John Herschel referred to ‘photography’- his new word – in a lecture to the Royal Society
1899 – Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was issued a US Patent (#621,195) for the invention of his “Navigable Balloon,” the rigid airship known as the Zeppelin.
1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard. No country uses it today.
1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opened at Radio City Music Hall.
1947 – The US signed a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.
1950 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation instituted the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list (List)
1951 -UPI photographer Arthur Sasse asked Albert Einstein to smile, but instead, he stuck his tongue out, hence we have the famous photo.
1975 – Same Time, Next Year (Broadway Play) Opened on March 14, 1975 and Closed: September 3, 1978
1987 – #1 Hit March 14, 1987 – March 20, 1987: Huey Lewis and the News – Jacob’s Ladder
1998 – #1 Hit March 14, 1998 – April 3, 1998: Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
2011 – Aflac Insurance fired Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of the Aflac Spokesduck, for an offensive online tweet about the Japan earthquake.