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March 14


1794   Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1900   United States currency is placed on the gold standard.

1923   First-ever complete radio broadcast of a hockey game

2004   Vladimir Putin is re-elected president of Russia

Famous Birthdays:

1879   Albert Einstein (Physicist)

1920   Hank Ketcham (Dennis the Menace Cartoonist)

1933   Quincy Jones (Producer)

1947   Billy Crystal (Actor)

1961   Kirby Puckett (Baseball Player)

1997   Simone Biles (American Gymnast)

1988   Stephan Curry (NBA Basketball player)

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