On March 14:
1489 The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sold her kingdom to Venice.
1647 Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden signed the Truce of Ulm.
1869 Defeat of Titokowaru.
1900 The Gold Standard Act was ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
1905 Chelsea Football Club was founded.
1910 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1939 Slovakia declared independence under German pressure.
1945 World War II – The R.A.F. first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
1951 Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recaptured Seoul.
1972 Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli was killed by an explosion.
1978 The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
1980 Split Enz reached No 1 with I Got You from their True Colours album.
1980 A plane crashesd during final approach near Warsaw killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
1989 General Michel Aoun declared that he will act for the liberation of Lebanon.
1994 Linux kernel version 1.0.0 was released.
1995 Astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
1998 An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit southeastern Iran.
2005 Cedar Revolution: hundreds of thousands of Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon and against the government.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia