14 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Luigi Cherubini, 1760
  • Charles Dana Gibson, 1867
  • Margaret Sanger, 1879
  • Jan Masaryk, 1886
  • Hal B. Wallis, 1898
  • Sir Peter Scott, 1909
  • Lehman Engel, 1910
  • Clayton Moore, 1914
  • Zoe Caldwell, 1933
  • Kate Millett, 1934
  • Nicol Williamson, 1938
  • Joey Heatherton, 1944
  • Amy Winehouse, 1983

Died On This Day:

  • St. Cyprian, AD 258
  • St. John Chrysotom, AD 407
  • Pope Stephen V, AD 891
  • Dante Alighieri, 1321
  • Pope Adrian VI, 1523
  • Aaron Burr, 1836
  • James Fenimore Cooper, 1851
  • Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington, 1852
  • President William McKinley (gunshot wounds), 1901
  • Isadora Duncan killed, 1927
  • Irving Thalberg, 1936
  • Tomas Masaryk, 1937
  • Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) killed, 1982
  • Janet Gaynor, 1984
  • Juliet Prowse, 1996
  • Gertrude Berg, 1996
  • Patrick Swayze, 2009

Today's Events:

  • 1515 - French victorious over Swiss at Battle of Marignano.
  • 1741 - Handel finishes his 'Messiah'; monumental musical masterpiece took just 24 days to write.
  • 1752 - Gregorian calendar finally adopted in Britain-170 years after rest of Europe. (Sept. 3 - 13 omitted)
  • 1812 - Napoleon enters Moscow which is set afire by fleeing Russkies and burns for the next five days.
  • 1829 - Treaty of Adrianople ends Russo-Turkish War.
  • 1847 - U.S. Forces under Gen. Winfield Scott capture Mexico City; Marines win 'Halls of Montezuma.,'
  • 1868 - Golf's first recorded hole-in-one scored by Tom Morris at Prestwick (UK) Open Championships.
  • 1901 - Teddy Roosevelt becomes president after McKinley's assassination; President shot 8 days earlier.
  • 1917 - Russia proclaimed a republic.
  • 1925 - One month after American debut Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' opens at Tivoli Theatre, London.
  • 1936 - Drs. James Winston Watts and Walter Freeman perform first prefrontal lobotomy in the US at George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC.
  • 1939 - Igor Sikorsky's VS-300, first commercial helicopter flies for the first time.
  • 1955 - The age of rock 'n roll begins as Little Richard records 'Tutti Frutti' in New Orleans.
  • 1959 - Soviet space probe Luna II crashes onto the lunar surface, the first man-made object to reach the moon.
  • 1960 - First OPEC meeting held by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Qatar & Kuwait.
  • 1975 - Pope canonizes America's first native-born saint, Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821).
  • 2008 - Bank of America agrees to buy Merrill Lynch for $50 billion as markets begin to collapse.

Holiday:

  • Elevation of the Cross or Holy Cross or Holy Road Day celebrated by Greek and Latin Churches

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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