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 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

  • 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.
  • 1917
    Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.
  • 1939
    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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
  • 1960
    Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
  • 1979
    Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 14?

  • 1850
    Anton Mahnič, Slovenian Roman Catholic bishop, author and theologian (d. 1920)
  • 1914
    Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1947
    Sam Neill, New Zealand actor
  • 1948
    Marc Reisner, American writer (d. 2000)
  • 1949
    Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
  • 1959
    John Berry (singer), American country music artist
  • 1963
    Tony Becker, American actor
  • 1967
    Dan Cortese, American actor
  • 1970
    Ben Garant, American actor
  • 1981
    Miyavi, Japanese musician

Who died on September 14?

  • 1538
    Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German nobleman (b. 1483)
  • 1936
    Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (b. 1878)
  • 1937
    Tomáš Masaryk, Czech politician (b. 1850)
  • 1966
    Gertrude Berg, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1982
    Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese politician (b. 1947)
  • 1992
    Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Rose Ouellette, Canadian actress and comedian (b. 1903)
  • 2003
    Garrett Hardin, American ecologist (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)

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