What happened this day in history September 14

What are the important events that happened on September 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 14 is the 258th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 1, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,667,360 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentacontaoctagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 151 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,824 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 14 Historical Events

  • 81
    Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
  • 1607
    Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
  • 1741
    George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah
  • 1814
    The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.
  • 1979
    Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
  • 1992
    The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
  • 1994
    The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
  • 1998
    Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
  • 2007
    Late-2000s financial crisis: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.

Who were born on September 14?

  • 1860
    Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)
  • 1910
    Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (d. 1982)
  • 1936
    Harry Danielsen, Norwegian politician
  • 1946
    Jim Angle, American television reporter
  • 1949
    Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
  • 1954
    Barry Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills) (d. 2005)
  • 1955
    Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American writer
  • 1986
    Andrew James Trauth, American actor
  • 1988
    Kirsten Haglund, American beauty pageant contestant
  • 1989
    Logan Henderson, American actor and musician (Big Time Rush)

Who died on September 14?

  • 891
    Pope Stephen V
  • 1646
    Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (b. 1591)
  • 1807
    George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
  • 1852
    Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • 1937
    Tomáš Masaryk, Czech politician (b. 1850)
  • 1982
    Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese politician (b. 1947)
  • 1996
    Juliet Prowse, British actress and dancer (b. 1937)
  • 2005
    Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Robert Savoie, Canadian operatic baritone (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)

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