1994 - Linus Torvalds releases 1st Linux OS
1958 - Recording Industry Association of America creates its records sales award, gives first "golden record" to Perry Como
1942 - First recorded success of penicillin used to heal a patient
1900 - Gold Standard Act is ratified.
1885 - Gilbert and Sullivan's comedic opera "Mikado" opens on the London stage
This Day In Business
1794 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin - the invention changed the face of the South's economy.
1958 - Grace Kelly gives birth to second child, with husband Prince Rainier.
1910 - The Lakeview Gusher begins releasing thousands of gallons of crude oil
1996 - Princeton shocks world when it beats UCLA 43-41 in 1st first round of NCAA tournament.
March 14th Holiday
White Day (Japan and Korea) - Similar tradition to Valentine's day, but women are expected to give gifts to their male companions.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He starred in the films, A Few Good Men and The Sentinel. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the March 14 Birthday Horoscope.
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