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This Day In History: March 14

Today is the 74th day of 2008 and the 84th day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin. In 1936, the U.S. government began publishing the Federal Register. In 1989, U.S. President George H.W. Bush banned the importation of assault rifles.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), composer; Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist/Nobel Prize winner; Diane Arbus (1923-1971), photographer; Michael Caine (1933- ), actor, is 75; Billy Crystal (1947- ), actor, is 61; Kirby Puckett (1960-2006), baseball player.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1967, the AFL and NFL held their first common draft of college players.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding." - Diane Arbus

TODAY'S FACT: Albert Einstein was offered the role of president of Israel but declined, saying he was not suited for the position.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 19 - age of defensive tackle Amobi Okoye when drafted by the Houston Texans in 2007, the youngest college player to join the NFL.

TODAY'S MOON: First quarter (March 14).


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