On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories altered man’s view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible the atomic bomb.
On March 14, 1883, Karl Marx, considered the father of Communism, died.
On March 14, 1900, the Gold Standard Act was ratified, placing the U.S. on the gold standard.
On March 14, 1948, Tom Coburn, a congressman and later U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, was born.