March 14th, 2017: Today's News Headlines
• Scotland Demands Independence Vote
• New Walking Technology Offered to Wheelchair Users
• 14 Million Americans to Lose Health Insurance?
• ‘Boaty McBoatface’ Sees First Mission
• Jailed Samsung Boss Retains Power
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On This Day
March 14th is known by some as Pi Day, due to the coincidence of the first three digits of the mathematical constant π and calendar date 3/14. Ultimate Pi Day would have been in the year 1592 (3.141592…). Did you know that today is also known as White Day in Korea and Japan? This is the day when females receive romantic gifts from males, since in that part of the world, on Valentine’s Day, it’s males who receive gifts from females.
Scotland’s Leader Demands New Independence Referendum
The prospect of the dissolution of Great Britain returned yesterday (March 13th) as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out her demands for a new independence referendum as a result of a disagreement about the UK’s relationship with the EU.