September 2014 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Nalanda University in eastern Indian begins its first academic year, on the site of the world's oldest university, a Buddhist monastic institution that operated 427 to 1197 CE
  • Sep 4 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
  • Sep 4 Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • 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)

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 13 40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria
  • Sep 13 At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
  • Sep 14 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • Sep 15 Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 17 Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • Sep 18 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • Sep 18 Scotland votes to stay a member of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum
  • 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 43 students from Ayotzinapa Teachers College go missing (and presumed murdered) in Iguala on their way to a protest - one of Mexico's worst human rights cases
  • Sep 26 World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 - with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest
  • Sep 27 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • Sep 27 Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74

Historic Event

Sep 29 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan

  • Sep 30 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas

Weddings in History

  • Sep 6 Actress Katie Leclerc (27) weds long-time boyfriend Brian Stuart Habecost in Palm Springs, California
  • Sep 14 Actress Elisabetta Canalis (36) weds orthopedic surgeon Brian Perri in Sardinia, Italy

Deaths in History

  • Sep 4 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), dies at 85
  • Sep 8 S. Truett Cathy, American businessman (founder of Chick-fil-A), dies at 93
  • Sep 9 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • Sep 10 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Sep 12 Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90

Ian Paisley

Sep 12 Ian Paisley, First Minister of Northern Ireland (Democratic Unionist Party: 2007-08), loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader, dies at 88

  • Sep 15 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne, dies at 91
  • Sep 15 Timothy Mace, British cosmonaut, dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 24 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 94
  • Sep 24 Stephen Sykes, Church of England bishop, dies at 75
  • Sep 27 Anna Davies, Italian philologist and Professor of Comparative Philology (Oxford U), dies at 77
  • Sep 27 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • Sep 28 Dannie Abse, Welsh writer and poet, dies at 91
  • Sep 30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87