A closer look at the key events on March 14 in history:

  • In 1879 Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany

RIX02 – 20021113 – NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES : This photo ca. 1930s released by the American Museum of Natural History in New York courtesy of the Princeton University, shows Physicist Albert Einstein on the observation desk of the Empire State Building in New York. The photo is part of the “Einstein” exhibit at the museum being touted as the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented on the life and theories of Einstein and is schedule to open 15 November, 2002. Along with oddities like fan mail from children, the exhibit brings together landmark documents such as original manuscripts from Einstein’s work on relativity, and a brief but passionate correspondence with president Franklin Roosevelt over the atomic bomb. EPA PHOTO AFP/PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/-/rix

  • In 2004 Vladimir Putin was reelected to a second term as president of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Director General of Rossiya Segodnya media group Dmitry Kiselyov during an interview in Moscow, Russia, March 12, 2024. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

  • In 2018 globally renown physicist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.

FILE PHOTO: Stephen Hawking in Beijing June 21, 2006. REUTERS/Alfred Cheng Jin/File Photo

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