On This Day

Historical Events on September 14 (Part 2)

US Men's Tennis Open

2009 US Open Men's Tennis: Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina wins his first Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2

Election of Interest

2011 Elizabeth Warren announces she intends to run for the Democratic nomination for the 2012 Massachusetts Senatorial election

  • 2012 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
  • 2014 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • 2014 39th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Imitation Game" directed by Morten Tyldum wins the People's Choice Award

Golf Major

2014 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

Historic Event

2015 Malcolm Turnbull ousts Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Party

Historic Event

2015 14 yr old Texan Ahmed Mohamed arrested at school when home-made clock assumed to be a bomb - Mark Zuckerberg and US President Barack Obama send supportive tweets

  • 2017 Fire at a religious school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, kills 23
  • 2017 Bodleian Library reveals earliest evidence of the zero symbol in 3rd or 4th Century Bakhshali (Pakistan) manuscript, through carbon dating
  • 2017 Two Islamic State terrorist attacks in Dhiqar province, Southern Iraq, kill at least 60

Music History

2017 Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus, donated by her friend Francia Rais

  • 2017 19 people die when a boat capsizes on Yamun River in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2018 Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, as a category 1 hurricane
  • 2018 Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy charges and agrees to co-operative with Government investigations
  • 2019 Drone attack on Abqaiq oil plant in Saudi Arabia takes out half of country's oil production and 5% of the world's. Yemen Houthi rebels claim responsibility.
  • 2019 Former Welsh rugby union and league player Gareth Thomas reveals he is HIV positive
  • 2020 Astronomers report possible sign of life on Venus, after detecting phosphine in planets's atmosphere by telescope [1]
  • 2020 Israel becomes the 1st country to announce a second national lockdown due to COVID-19, for 3 weeks
  • 2020 Jakarta, Indonesia's biggest city of 10 million, imposes widespread restrictions again, amid warnings the healthcare system is on the verge of collapse
  • 2020 WHO reports largest-ever one-day COVID-19 case rise of 307,930, daily death toll of 5,500, overall death total is 917,417
  • 2021 1 in 500 Americans now died of COVID-19 as the nations's known deathtoll reaches 663,913 (Johns Hopkins) [1]
  • 2021 California Governor Gavin Newsom defeats a state vote to recall him from office
  • 2021 US records lowest level of people living in poverty since records began in 1967 (9.1% vs 11.8% in 2019), due to increase in government aid [1]