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
Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah
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.
Mexican-American War: Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.
Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
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?
Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)
Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (d. 1982)
Harry Danielsen, Norwegian politician
Jim Angle, American television reporter
Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
Barry Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills) (d. 2005)
Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American writer
Andrew James Trauth, American actor
Kirsten Haglund, American beauty pageant contestant
Logan Henderson, American actor and musician (Big Time Rush)
Who died on September 14?
Pope Stephen V
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (b. 1591)
George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
Tomáš Masaryk, Czech politician (b. 1850)
Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese politician (b. 1947)
Juliet Prowse, British actress and dancer (b. 1937)
Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
Robert Savoie, Canadian operatic baritone (b. 1927)
Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
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