Today in History for 14th March 2022

Historical Events

1592 – “Ultimate Pi day”: on this day at 6.53am is the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi, since the introduction of the Julian calendar (3.14159265358)
1951 – Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
1972 – Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, for his album”They Call Me Muddy Waters”
1978 – NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
1994 – Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released
1995 – 1st time 13 people in space

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Famous Birthdays

1914 – Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
1927 – Bill Rexford, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series championship 1950, youngest Cup champion [23]), born in Conewango Valley, New York (d. 1994)
1957 – Tad Williams, American fantasy and science fiction author, born in San Jose, California
1967 – Vijay Yadav, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test, 3 dismissals, HS 30; Haryana), born in Gonda, India
1981 – Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese concert pianist, born in Shanghai, China
1982 – Kate Maberly, English actress (Secret Garden), born in Reigate, England

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Famous Deaths

1272 – Enzo of Sardinia, illegitimate son of Emperor Frederick II von Hohenstaufen who appointed him King of Sardinia (1238-49) and poet, dies in prison
1803 – Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (Der Messias), dies at 78
1883 – Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64
1957 – Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
1991 – Margery Sharp, English children’s author (The Rescuers), dies at 86
2009 – Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor, dies of cancer at 61

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