14th March

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2004 Vladimir Putin is elected for a second term Vladimir Putin wins more than 70% of the vote to achieve his second term as Russian president.
1993 Blizzards kill 115 in United States A blizzard sweeping through the eastern states of United States leaves 115 dead
1991 Birmingham Six - freed after 16 years The Birmingham Six walk free from jail after their convictions for the murder of 21 people in two pubs are quashed by the Court of Appeal.
1984 Gerry Adams shot Gunmen shoot and injure the Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, in an attack in central Belfast.
1964 US Presidents Jack Ruby is sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald (assassin of John F Kennedy).
1900 Boer War - Britain rejects Boer offer to surrender Following recent Boer defeats, the Boers suggest a peace based on all parties withdrawing to their own borders - Britain rejects this offer.
1883 Karl Marx dies German philospher Karl Marx dies in London at the age of 64.
1879 Albert Einstein is born Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany.

 

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On This Day - 14th March