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On March 14, a momentous occasion in the annals of history transpired, with a plethora of occurrences taking place.


The English experimental photographer and inventor John Herschel in 1839, during a speech to his colleagues, first used the term “photography”.

In 1930, Venetia Burney, an 11-year-old Oxford schoolgirl, suggested that the ninth planet in the solar system, discovered a month earlier, was called Pluto. Ten days later, a vote was taken at Lowell Observatory on this issue. Those present unanimously supported the girl’s initiative, and on May 1, the “name” of the planet Pluto was officially released.

On this day, but in 1956, the American company Ampex presented the world’s first video recorder VR-1000. By the mid-1980s, this technique had gained popularity in the Soviet Union – video salons and video rooms began to open in the country. After the collapse of the USSR, “VIDs” appeared in many Russian homes.

March 14 Johann Strauss (1804), Austrian composer and author of waltzes, is born; future wife of the first president of Russia Boris Yeltsin Naina (1932); Russian artist and comedian Pavel Volya (1979).

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