On This Day

On This Day in History for September 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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

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1973 US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1974 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter


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
Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • 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 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
  • 1981 Judge Wapner & People's Court premiere on TV
  • 1982 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • 1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel

  • 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
  • 1983 Texan San Jacinto county sheriff James "Humpy" Parker convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture
  • 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
  • 1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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)
  • 1995 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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
  • 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.

Battle 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.

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 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

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

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 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
  • 2015 Malcolm Turnbull ousts Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Party

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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

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2020 Astronomers report possible sign of life on Venus, after detecting phosphine in planets's atmosphere by telescope
  • 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

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