Historical Events on 14th September

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81 Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
  • 786 Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother Al-Hadi.
  • 891 Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1163 Pastor Frederik forms convent at Mariengaarde Friesland
  • 1180 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
  • 1515 Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory
  • 1607 Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
  • 1629 Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederik Henry
  • 1662 Netherlands & England sign peace treaty
  • 1682 Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.
  • 1716 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor)

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1741 George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days

  • 1752 Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
  • 1759 Austrian troops occupy Dresden
  • 1807 Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge

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1812 Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814 Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" words of which later become lyrics of "Star-Spangled Banner"
  • 1829 Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war

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1834 Charles Darwin's company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1847 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)
  • 1848 Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store
  • 1852 18th US Postmaster General: Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office
  • 1854 Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea
  • 1856 Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters
  • 1862 Battle at Crampton's Gap: Union troops chases away Confederates
  • 1862 Battle at South Mountain: Union troops chases away Confederates
  • 1862 Battle of Munfordsville KY
  • 1862 Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia
  • 1862 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
  • 1865 6th British Golf Open: Andrew Strath shoots a 162 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1868 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • 1872 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
  • 1876 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda
  • 1876 Leopold II closes Congo-conference
  • 1882 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
  • 1886 George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
  • 1891 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
  • 1894 Hottentotten uprising in Southwest-Africa fails
  • 1899 Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality in the US (NY)
  • 1900 There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels.

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1901 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as President, the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1903 NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
  • 1905 Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
  • 1905 Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname
  • 1905 RAC Tourist Trophy first run on Isle of Man
  • 1911 Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
  • 1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
  • 1914 German staff-of-chief Helmut von Moltke replaced by Erich von Falkenhayn
  • 1914 German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches
  • 1916 Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game
  • 1918 WW I: Austria-Hungary sends a note to the Allies requesting peace discussions, but the Allies reject the offer
  • 1919 British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil

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1923 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1923 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • 1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play

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1924 Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1926 Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens
  • 1929 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • 1929 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1930 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • 1930 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
  • 1932 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
  • 1933 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
  • 1933 Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London
  • 1936 Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
  • 1938 Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight

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1939 World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1939 British fleet attacks German U-39 boat

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1939 First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill visits Scapa Flow, Orkney

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940 Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
  • 1940 German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; hundreds die
  • 1942 Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • 1942 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • 1942 Yanks clinch pennant #13
  • 1943 Yanks clinch pennant #14
  • 1944 6,500 Dutch/Indonesian captives sent to Junyo Maru
  • 1944 Gulpen, Meerssen & Maastricht freed
  • 1944 Hurricane hits New England: 389 die
  • 1944 US 28th Infantry division occupies 1.5 km of Roscheid
  • 1944 US 4th Ivy League Inf division pushes through Westwall
  • 1947 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1947 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)

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1948 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1948 Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
  • 1948 Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
  • 1950 Western allies rearm West Germany
  • 1951 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats

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1953 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1953 Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
  • 1954 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

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1954 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1954 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • 1954 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1955 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
  • 1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington, D.C.
  • 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1957 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • 1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
  • 1958 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
  • 1958 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1959 Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
  • 1959 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
  • 1960 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • 1960 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • 1964 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1964 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 1965 "F-Troop" premieres
  • 1965 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
  • 1967 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • 1967 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx

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1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1968 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • 1968 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
  • 1968 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
  • 1968 USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

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1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1969 Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
  • 1970 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting
  • 1971 Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings
  • 1971 Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • 1972 "Waltons" TV program premieres
  • 1972 Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," premieres in NYC
  • 1972 West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations
  • 1972 2 people are killed and 1 mortally wounded in a Ulster Volunteer Force bomb attack on the Imperial Hotel, Belfast
  • 1973 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
  • 1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • 1973 Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
  • 1974 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
  • 1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

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1975 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • 1975 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
  • 1975 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
  • 1977 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa
  • 1978 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
  • 1978 Portugal government of Da Costa falls
  • 1978 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
  • 1980 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances

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1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1980 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • 1981 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
  • 1982 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • 1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • 1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • 1982 Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
  • 1983 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner

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1984 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think"

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Bette Midler
  • 1985 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986

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1985 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
Actress Estelle Getty
Estelle Getty
  • 1985 10th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Official Story" directed by Luis Puenzo wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1986 Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
  • 1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
  • 1986 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
  • 1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1986 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • 1986 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • 1987 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest

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1987 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1987 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles

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1987 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • 1989 Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
  • 1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1990 Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
  • 1991 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • 1991 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • 1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1991 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
  • 1991 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1992 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)
  • 1994 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
  • 1995 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan

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1996 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1996 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • 1996 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 1996 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • 1996 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1997 Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72
  • 1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
  • 1997 Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
  • 1997 49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win
  • 1998 Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
  • 1999 Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.

Person-of-interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001 Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

  • 2003 Sweden rejects adopting the Euro in a referendum
  • 2003 Estonia approves joining the European Union in a referendum.

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2007 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2007 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus

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2009 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William

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2009 129th Men's U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer (3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roger Federer
Tennis Player
Roger Federer
  • 2009 129th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki (7-5, 6-3)