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Read on to find out all you need to know about the life-changing historic events that occurred on March 14.

March 14 has seen some important events, strange celebrations and more over the years. Read on to enjoy a taste of them: 

Dave Matthews Band and one of Australian cricket's finest wins.

Dave Matthews Band and one of Australian cricket's finest wins

  • Captain William Bligh arrives back in London a year after the Mutiny on the Bounty, in which he was cast off his own ship (1790).
  • Physicist Albert Einstein is born (1879).
  • First theatre built for rear movie projection in NYC (1931).
  • Japanese bombers make the first of nine attacks on Horn Island in the Torres Strait (1942).
  • Jack Ruby sentenced to death in Texas for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder (1964).
  • Assassinated US president John F. Kennedy's body moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial (1967).
  • Motpena in South Australia records the state's highest ever rainfall in a single day, with 272.6mm (1989).
  • Rockers the Dave Matthews Band perform their first show as part of a benefit for the Middle East Children's Alliance (1991).
  • Australia defeat the West Indies by five runs in an amazing cricket World Cup semi-final (1996).
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