On this day: March 14

POSTED: 11:54 AM PST Mar 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 13, 2014 

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - Karl Marx
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1883: German philosopher and political theorist Karl Marx, who played a significant role in the establishment of the social sciences and the development of the socialist movement, dies of bronchitis and pleurisy at the age of 64 in London, England. Considered one of the greatest economists of all time, Marx published numerous books during his lifetime, most notably "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital."

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