Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for March 14, 2021:

10th calendar week, 73rd day of the year

292 days until the end of the year


Star signs fish

Name day: Mathilde



2016 - In search of life on Mars, the European Space Agency Esa and its Russian partner Roskosmos are jointly sending the “Schiaparelli” probe to the red planet.

2013 - The new Chinese party and military chief Xi Jinping also takes over the office of president.

At its annual meeting in Beijing, the People's Congress votes for the 59-year-old who is replacing Hu Jintao.

2001 - The UN General Assembly in New York elects the criminal lawyer Wolfgang Schomburg as the first German as judge at the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.


1996 - The board members of the trading companies Asko Deutsche Kaufhaus AG, Deutsche SB Kauf AG, Kaufhof Holding AG and Metro approve the merger to form the new Metro AG.

The shareholders agree at the end of May.

The merger was completed in July 1996.

1991 - According to a decision by the Federal Constitutional Court, the man's name may no longer automatically become a married name if the partners cannot agree on a name.

A corresponding law comes into force on April 1, 1994.

1986 - The European “Giotto” space probe flies past Halley's Comet around 600 kilometers away and sends around 2000 color images to Earth.

1937 - Pope Pius XI.

Issues the German-language encyclical "With burning concern", in which he criticizes the persecution of the Church by the National Socialists in the German Reich.

1794 - Eli Whitney receives the patent in Georgia for the Egrenier machine that he invented, which can detach seeds from the cotton fibers.

The invention contributes to the profitability of cotton cultivation, but also to the expansion of slave labor on the plantations.

1741 - Archduchess Maria Theresa leaves the previously empty ballroom next to the Vienna Hofburg to a theater entrepreneur.

From 1794 this theater was named "KK Hoftheater next to the castle".

Today it is known as the Burgtheater.



1986 - Jamie Bell (35), British actor ("Billy Elliot - I Will Dance")

1948 - James Nachtwey (73), American photographer, two-time World Press Photo Award

1941 - Wolfgang Petersen (80), German director and producer ("Tatort Reifezeugnis", "Das Boot", "Der Sturm")

1921 - Lis Hartel, Danish dressage rider, two-time silver medalist at the Olympic Games in 1952 and 1956, died in 2009

1681 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer, d. 1767


2016 - Carlo Rola, German director (“Peanuts - The Bank pays everything”, TV: “Rosa Roth”), born in 1958

2003 - Rolf Krickow, German presenter, radio presenter for many years and quiz master for radio in the GDR, born in 1921

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