Born On This Day:
- Cleveland Amory, 1917
- Allen Drury, 1918
- Martha Mitchell, 1918
- Clint Murchison, 1923
- Marge Champion, 1923
- Victor Spinetti, 1933
- Peter Ueberroth, 1937
- Terry Bradshaw, 1948
- Mark Harmon, 1951
- Jimmy Connors, 1952
- Linda Purl, 1955
- Keanu Reeves, 1964
- Lennox Lewis, 1965
- Salma Hayek, 1966
Died On This Day:
- Henri Rousseau, 1910
- Alvin York, 1964
- Ho Chi Minh, 1969
- J.R.R. Tolkien, 1973
- Robert Holmes à Court, 1990
- Rudolf Bing, 1997
- Troy Donahue, 2001
- Dr. Christiaan Barnard, 2001
- Bob Denver, 2005
- 31 BC - Mark Antony deserts Battle of Actium to chase after Cleopatra's ship, ending Roman Civil Wars.
- 1192 - Richard the Lionheart and Saladin form treaty whereby Jerusalem remains under Muslim control, but Christian pilgrims allowed to visit city.
- 1666 - Great Fire of London starts near Tower of London; 13,000 homes & 80 churches go up in next 3 days.
- 1752 - Last day of the Julian calendar's use in Britain and the Colonies as tomorrow is September 14.
- 1789 - Congress establishes the U.S. Treasury Department with Alexander Hamilton as first secretary.
- 1791 - September massacres begin in Paris. Mob rules. Thousands killed.
- 1864 - General William Tecumseh Sherman takes Atlanta, which is evacuated by Confederates.
- 1865 - End of Second Maori War in New Zealand.
- 1870 - Napoleon III capitulates at Sedan to Prussians in Franco Prussian War.
- 1880 - First attempt at night baseball game at Nantasket Beach, MA where 3 100-foot towers with 36 electric lamps are erected.
- 1898 - Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain after Battle of Omdurman.
- 1901 - Vice President Teddy Roosevelt speech at Minnesota Fair: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.'
- 1924 - 'Rose Marie,' light opera by Rudolf Friml opens at Imperial Theatre, NY for 557 performance run.
- 1930 - First commercial non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York.
- 1945 - Japan surrenders aboard U.S. Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay accepted by MacArthur; WWII ends.
- 1958 - China opens first TV station at Peking.
- 1969 - Vietnamese Communist leaders cover-up Ho Chi Minh's death for one day because of holiday.
- 1969 - UCLA and Stanford Research Institute install the first computer network to link to Arpanet.
- 2019 - Catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Dorian with wind gusts over 200 mph hits Bahamas; 44+ dead, thousands of homes destroyed.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Stephen of Hungary
- Independence Day (National Day) Vietnam (1945)
- Day of Ceres Goddess of Corn
- 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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