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1958 - Monaco Grace Kelly
1958 : Former film star Grace Kelly who is now married to Prince Rainier and is now known as Princess Grace gives birth to her second child a boy Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre. He will take automatic precedence over his one-year-old sister, Princess Caroline to become the next King.
1920 - U.S.A. Spanish Immigrants
1920 : The number of Spanish immigrants was expected to be at an all-time high. During this time in history, they have been coming to America at record rates. Statistics regarding this were taken from local immigration application records in various Spanish cities.
1938 - England Hitler and Mussolini
1938 : Various reports were printed regarding support and anti-support of Hitler and his regime. Premier Mussolini of Italy extended to Hitler a hand of friendship while British Prime Minister Chamberlain the country of Germany and Hitler of further attack. Britain fought to try to keep Austria’s independence before that country was absorbed by Germany.
1939 - Czechoslovakia Dissolved
1939 : The independent republic of Czechoslovakia which was created in 1918 is dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation following the 1938 Munich Agreement.
1948 - UK Marriage Laws
1948 : According to new proposed laws, British women married to foreigners would automatically retain their citizenship. The only women who would not remain British citizens are those who choose to formally renounce that status. More about 1948
1951 - Korea Seoul
1951 : Seoul had been captured by communist forces on January 4th
, 1951 and on 14th March United Nations forces recapture Seoul during the Korean War.
1957 - Israel Gaza Strip
1957 : Chaos had taken place for quite awhile in the Gaza Strip and surrounding areas. However, a very important turn of events had taken place. One of those events included the joining of Jerusalem and the U.S. along with the United Nations in order to campaign against the re-entry of Egypt to The Strip.
1960 - England Jodrell Bank
1960 : The British radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire sets a new record when it makes contact with the American Pioneer V satellite at a distance of 407,000 miles.
1964 - U.S.A. Jack Ruby Convicted
1964 : Jack Ruby is convicted of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President Kennedy, he is sentenced to death. The ruling is later overturned when his defense lawyers argued he did not receive a fair trial in Dallas due to the excessive publicity . A later date is set for a second trial at a change of venue, but he died of natural causes while waiting for the new trial.
1965 - Mexico Silver Prices
1965 : Tips regarding the purchase of buying silver in Mexico were presented in a newspaper article dated this day. The suggestion given regarding where to find the best buys was in Taxco, Mexico-no longer in Mexico City were silver prices were on the rise.
1967 - U.S.A. John F. Kennedy
1967 : John F. Kennedy's body is moved to a permanent grave in Arlington National Cemetery.
1972 - U.S.A. Howard Hughes
1972 : Irving wrote a “real” book while awaiting sentencing for charges against him regarding the “Howard Hughes” hoax. According to one source, a man and his wife helped Irving stage the “fake” Howard Hughes biography in order to make money. The new book planned was to be about the hoax that the author Irving had been involved with. Other records tell of the story of how checks for the book meant to be deposited in a bank account were stolen.
1984 - Northern Ireland Gerry Adams
1984 : The Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, is shot in a street attack in central Belfast, and was hit in the neck, shoulder and arm as several gunmen riddled his car with bullets.
1988 - Bangladesh
1988 : According to records dated this date and year, a total of 88 citizens from Bangladesh were rescued by border guards. They were being smuggled from this country for various exploitive services (i.e. slavery, prostitution). Two men involved were already arrested shortly after this occurrence. They were charge of “trafficking in human lives”. Two of the places where these humans would have been “shipped” include India and Pakistan.
1990 - Libya Chemical Weapons
1990 : A Libyan plant that was allegedly used to produce chemical weapons was burned. As a result, Libya had closed of its borders and maintained a high security alert. The fire started had started was reported to have occurred about 60 miles southwest of Tripoli. It was believed that this fire had been ignited by a U.S. and Israeli support team.
1991 - England Birmingham Six Released
1991 : Following a Television investigative programme into the innocence of six Irish men who had been sent to prison for the bombings of two Birmingham pubs. British authorities release the "Birmingham Six."
1995 - Space Norman Thagard
1995 : The US Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket as he and two cosmonauts blasted off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, headed for the Mir space station.
2002 - U.S.A. Arthur Andersen Indicted
2002 : Arthur Andersen the accounting firm is charged by federal prosecutors with obstruction of justice, securing its first indictment in the collapse of Enron.
2004 - Spain New Socialist Government Elected
2004 : Following the Madrid terrorist bombing which the public blamed on the conservative government's support for the US led war in Iraq. Spaniards go to the polls and elect a socialist government into power.
2004 - Soviet Union Vladimir Putin
2004 : Russian President Vladimir Putin wins a second term as president in the Soviet Union.
2005 - Lebanon Protests
2005 : Following ex Prime Minister of Lebanon's Rafik Hariri murder in February one million people take to the streets protesting in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding Syrian withdrawal and the arrest of his killers.
2008 - Iranian Elections
2008 : The Iranians have voted in an election, in which conservatives are expected to win. Opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were barred from running, and the senior election official reported turnout as 'glorious.' Observers have predicted that turnout is unlikely to be above 50%. They have mooted that the lack of choice among candidates would have discouraged voters. Iranian authorities have called for a big turnout in defiance of the country's enemies. This election will shape the political map ahead of 2009's presidential poll.
2009 - Bin Laden accuses Arab states of siding against Muslims
2009 : An audio message that is said to be from the al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, has accused the more moderate Arab leaders of conspiring with the West against Muslims. Bin Laden has also renewed his attacks on Israel. The audio was broadcast by the Qatari-based al-Jazeera TV station, which will not say how the tape was obtained.
2010 - Mexico Drug Gangs Fighting over Territory
2010 : The continued wars between gangs fighting over territory leaves 13 dead in Acapulco and 11 others around the country in one day. The Drug Wars between rival drug cartels have now left more than 3,000 murdered already this year.
2011 - UK Bans Immigrant Takeout Chefs
2011 : The government in the United Kingdom announced that immigrants from outside the European Economic Area will be banned from working as chefs in takeaway restaurants in the UK. A ban that is similar to that will also apply to immigrants working as realtors, beauty salon managers, and hairdressers.
2012 - Belgian Coach Bus Crashes in Swiss Tunnel
2012 : A Belgian coach returning children to towns in Belgium after a ski trip crashed head on into the wall in a Swiss tunnel, killing at least twenty-eight people (twenty-two of them children) and injuring another twenty-four children. The coach was carrying fifty-two people to the towns of Lommel and Heverlee. The reasons for the crash were unknown as there was no heavy traffic in the tunnel at the time and the driving conditions were normal.
2013 - Pope Francis Holds First Mass
2013 : Newly elected Pope Francis held his first mass in the Sistine Chapel, delivering his homily to the Cardinals.
2014 - Paris Runs Free Public Transportation
2014 : The city of Paris in France has announced it will run the public transportation systems for free for three days in an effort to combat smog and air pollution. The country was experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures that caused heavy smog and high levels of air pollution for this time of year. Authorities asked commuters to use the free public transportation, electric car shares, or bike sharing, hoping that it will help lessen the pollution.
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Sir Michael Caine
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, 14th March 1933
in London, England, United Kingdom
Known For :
English film actor best known for his cockney accent, he has appeared in major movies for more than 50 years including The Ipcress File, Alfie, The Italian Job, Educating Rita, Battle of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, The Cider House Rules and new Batman film series. He has been Oscar-nominated six times winning twice as best supporting actor for Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules. He got his first big break in the 1964 film Zulu playing an upper class British Army officer Gonville Bromhead VC ( No Cockney accent. He was knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II and although called Sir Michael Caine his official title is "Sir Maurice Micklewhite" In real life off screen his still uses his original name Maurice Micklewhite. He still lives in Britain and is an avid fan of Chelsea FC.