1879: Albert Einstein born
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1879 Albert Einstein born On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein's theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man's view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and, ultimately... read more »
History in the Headlines Where did Pi Day come from? Grab yourself a slice of pie, and get the story behind today's national holiday. Selected because the numerical date (3.14) represents the first three digits of pi, March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday—the perfect pi-incidence. Humans vs. Snow: A Love-Hate History » The human relationship to snow has evolved over time. Tools originally created for survival have become part of a winter-lover's favorite sport while beloved past-time holiday presents were originally invented out of necessity. Here are some key developments in the epic love-hate history of human vs. snow.
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American Revolution 1776 Alexander Hamilton is named captain of artillery company »
Automotive 1922 Mack Truck founder killed in car crash »
Civil War 1862 Battle of New Bern, North Carolina »
Cold War 1990 Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union »
Crime 1950 The FBI debuts 10 Most Wanted »
Disaster 1980 Boxing team among casualties in Polish Air crash »
General Interest 1964 Jack Ruby sentenced to death » 1991 Birmingham Six released »
Hollywood 1948 Billy Crystal is born »
Literary 1887 Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born »
Music 1958 The Recording Industry Association of America awards first Gold Record to Perry Como for "Catch A Falling Star" »
Old West 1919 Max Brand publishes his first novel »
Presidential 1967 JFK's body moved to permanent gravesite »
Sports 1997 President Clinton expresses desire to return to golf course »
Vietnam War 1965 Allies launch second wave of Rolling Thunder » 1969 Nixon discusses the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawals »
World War I 1915 German cruiser Dresden sinks »
World War II 1943 Germans recapture Kharkov »
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