March 14

This Day in History

1931

Bollywood Is Born

On this day in 1931, Alam Ara, India’s first talkie film, was released. The love story with "more singing and less talking" set the stage for India’s wildly popular and stratospherically successful Bol … (more...)

1885

Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Mikado" Opens

On this day in 1885, The Mikado, a comic opera by composer Arthur Sullivan and dramatist W.S. Gilbert, had its first public appearance in London’s Savoy Theatre. It went on to have one of the longest r … (more...)

1879

Albert Einstein is Born

On March 14, 1879, revolutionary physicist Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany. His theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man's view of the universe and his work in … (more...)

1864

Samuel Baker Discovers a Source of the Nile

On this day in 1864, the English explorer Samuel White Baker, along with his wife Florence, discovered one of the world’s great lakes lying between modern day Uganda and Congo, on an expedition s … (more...)