Historical Events on September 14 (Part 2)

Darwin Centre Opens

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

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 Ferry sinks amid 10 foot waves off Indonesia's Sumatra Island, killing 21 people
  • 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

  • 2014 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

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

  • 2017 19 people die when a boat capsizes on Yamun River in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2017 Bodleian Library reveals earliest evidence of the zero symbol in 3rd or 4th Century Bakhshali (Pakistan) manuscript, through carbon dating
  • 2017 Fire at a religious school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, kills 23

Music History

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

  • 2017 Two Islamic State terrorist attacks in Dhiqar province, Southern Iraq, kill at least 60
  • 2018 Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy charges and agrees to co-operative with Government investigations
  • 2018 Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, as a category 1 hurricane
  • 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 have died of COVID-19 as the nation's known death toll reaches 663,913 (Johns Hopkins) [1]

Event of Interest

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]
  • 2022 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis send two planes of Venezuelan immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, as a political ploy [1]

Music History

2022 Musician R. Kelly found convicted of further sex crimes in Chicago, including producing child sexual abuse imagery [1]

Event of Interest

2022 Procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster to lie in state, with queues of people paying their respects forming 2.4 miles (3.8km) [1]

  • 2023 Huge loss of life in Libyan floods could have been avoided with functioning weather service, according to World Meteorological Organization, amid reports death toll could reach 20,000 [1]
  • 2023 Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, indicted on charges tied to the possession of a gun while using narcotics [1]
  • 2023 NASA probe into UFO sightings inconclusive, largely due to lack of good data - found no evidence of aliens but doesn't rule out the possibility [1]