Today in History for March 14th

Highlights of Today in History: Albert Einstein is born; Eli Whitney receives patent for cotton gin; First U.S. Astronaut lands in space on Russian rocket; Michael Caine and Quincy Jones are born. (March 14)

Video Transcript


SANDY KOZEL: March 14, 1879, physicist Albert Einstein, considered the greatest scientist of the 20th century, is born in Germany.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: It is intelligence which is the ability to learn from experience, to plan ahead. It includes the capacity to give up immediate temporary benefits for a permanent one.

SANDY KOZEL: 1794, Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionizes America's cotton industry. 1995, astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket. And 1933--

- Good night, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.

SANDY KOZEL: --actor Michael Caine, whose movie roles include "Alfie" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," is born in London. Also that same year--

- (SINGING) We are the world. We are the children.

SANDY KOZEL: --composer and conductor Quincy Jones is born in Chicago. He's best known for producing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album and the song "We Are the World." Today in history, March 14. Sandy Kozel, the Associated Press.

- (SINGING) We'll make a better day.