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 257th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 1, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,631,577,600 seconds 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 ‘dihectapentacontaheptagon’ 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 140 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 3,189 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 14 Historical Events
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.
Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.
World War II: The Estonian military boards the Polish submarine ship ORP in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union will later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.
World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
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.
Who were born on September 14?
Anton Mahnič, Slovenian Roman Catholic bishop, author and theologian (d. 1920)
Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)
Sam Neill, New Zealand actor
Marc Reisner, American writer (d. 2000)
Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
John Berry (singer), American country music artist
Tony Becker, American actor
Dan Cortese, American actor
Ben Garant, American actor
Miyavi, Japanese musician
Who died on September 14?
Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German nobleman (b. 1483)
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (b. 1878)
Tomáš Masaryk, Czech politician (b. 1850)
Gertrude Berg, American actress (b. 1899)
Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese politician (b. 1947)
Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
Rose Ouellette, Canadian actress and comedian (b. 1903)
Garrett Hardin, American ecologist (b. 1915)
William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
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