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Historical Events in September 2014

  • Sep 4 Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • Sep 4 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
  • Sep 5 World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
  • Sep 7 Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi)
  • Sep 7 American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan beat Spanish pair Marcel Granollers & Marc López 6–3, 6–4 to win their Open era record 5th US men's tennis doubles title; extends record for most Grand Slam doubles titles (16)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Marin Čilić of Croatia wins his maiden grand slam title; beats Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

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Sep 8 Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi

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Sep 9 Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, undergoes prostate surgery

2nd Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei
2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
Ali Hosseini Khamenei
  • Sep 11 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)
  • Sep 13 At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
  • Sep 13 40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria
  • Sep 14 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • Sep 14 39th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Imitation Game" directed by Morten Tyldum wins the People's Choice Award

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Sep 14 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: 19 year old South Korean Kim Hyo-joo wins by 1 stroke ahead of Australian runner-up Karrie Webb

Golfer Karrie Webb
Golfer
Karrie Webb
  • Sep 15 Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland

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Sep 15 President Obama announces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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Sep 16 Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 17 Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • Sep 18 Scotland votes to stay a member of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum

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Sep 18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • Sep 18 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • Sep 20 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
  • Sep 22 NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars
  • Sep 26 World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 - with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest
  • Sep 27 Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74
  • Sep 27 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • Sep 27 New Zealand's All Blacks scores 4 tries to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 6 from 6
  • Sep 28 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time
  • Sep 29 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan
  • Sep 30 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas