History's September 14
    2009 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881
    2009 129th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki (7-5, 6-3)
    2009 129th Men's U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer (3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2)
    2007 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus
    2007 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.
    2003 Estonia approves joining the European Union in a referendum.
    2003 Sweden rejects adopting the Euro in a referendum
    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.
    1999 Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
    1998 Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
    1997 Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
    1997 Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72
    1997 49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win
    1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
    1996 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
    1996 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season
    1996 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
    1996 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
    1996 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
    1995 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
    1994 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
    1992 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)
    1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1991 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
    1991 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
    1991 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
    1991 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
    1990 Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
    1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1989 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
    1989 Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
    1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1987 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
    1987 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
    1987 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)
    1987 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken
    1986 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
    1986 Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
    1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
    1986 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
    1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
    1986 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
    1985 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC
    1985 10th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Official Story" directed by Luis Puenzo wins the People's Choice Award
    1985 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
    1984 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think"
    1983 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
    1982 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
    1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
    1982 Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
    1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
    1981 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
    1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
    1980 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
    1980 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances
    1979 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
    1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1978 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people
    1978 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
    1978 Portugal government of Da Costa falls
    1977 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa
    1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
    1975 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
    1975 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
    1975 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI
    1974 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
    1973 Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
    1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
    1973 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
    1972 Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," premieres in NYC
    1972 "Waltons" TV program premieres
    1972 West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations
    1972 2 people are killed and 1 mortally wounded in a Ulster Volunteer Force bomb attack on the Imperial Hotel, Belfast
    1971 Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
    1971 Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings
    1970 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting
    1969 Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
    1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
    1968 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
    1968 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
    1968 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
    1968 USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
    1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1967 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx
    1967 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
    1965 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
    1965 "F-Troop" premieres
    1964 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House
    1964 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
    1963 Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
    1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
    1961 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR
    1960 Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
    1960 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
    1960 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
    1959 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
    1959 Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
    1958 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
    1958 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1958 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
    1958 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
    1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
    1957 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
    1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington, D.C.
    1955 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
    1954 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record
    1954 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice
    1954 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
    1954 USSR performs nuclear test
    1953 Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
    1953 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov
    1951 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
    1950 Western allies rearm West Germany
    1948 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
    1948 Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
    1948 Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
    1947 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)
    1947 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)
    1944 US 28th Infantry division occupies 1.5 km of Roscheid
    1944 Hurricane hits New England: 389 die
    1944 US 4th Ivy League Inf division pushes through Westwall
    1944 Gulpen, Meerssen & Maastricht freed
    1944 6,500 Dutch/Indonesian captives sent to Junyo Maru
    1943 Yanks clinch pennant #14
    1942 Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
    1942 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
    1942 Yanks clinch pennant #13
    1940 German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; hundreds die
    1940 Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
    1939 First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill visits Scapa Flow, Orkney
    1939 World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut
    1939 British fleet attacks German U-39 boat
    1938 Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight
    1936 Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
    1933 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
    1933 Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London
    1932 Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
    1930 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
    1930 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
    1929 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
    1929 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
    1926 Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens
    1924 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP
    1923 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
    1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
    1923 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
    1919 British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil
    1918 WW I: Austria-Hungary sends a note to the Allies requesting peace discussions, but the Allies reject the offer
    1916 Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game
    1914 German staff-of-chief Helmut von Moltke replaced by Erich von Falkenhayn
    1914 German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches
    1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
    1911 Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents
    1905 Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
    1905 Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname
    1905 RAC Tourist Trophy first run on Isle of Man
    1903 NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
    1901 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as President, the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
    1900 There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels.
    1899 Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality in the US (NY)
    1894 Hottentotten uprising in Southwest-Africa fails
    1891 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
    1886 George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
    1882 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
    1876 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda
    1876 Leopold II closes Congo-conference
    1872 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
    1868 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
    1865 6th British Golf Open: Andrew Strath shoots a 162 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1862 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
    1862 Battle at South Mountain: Union troops chases away Confederates
    1862 Battle of Munfordsville KY
    1862 Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia
    1862 Battle at Crampton's Gap: Union troops chases away Confederates
    1856 Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters
    1854 Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea
    1852 18th US Postmaster General: Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office
    1848 Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store
    1847 US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)
    1834 Charles Darwin's company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile
    1829 Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
    1814 Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" words of which later become lyrics of "Star-Spangled Banner"
    1812 Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)
    1807 Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge
    1759 Austrian troops occupy Dresden
    1752 Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
    1741 George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days
    1716 1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor)
    1682 Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.
    1662 Netherlands & England sign peace treaty
    1629 Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederik Henry
    1607 Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
    1515 Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory
    1180 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
    1163 Pastor Frederik forms convent at Mariengaarde Friesland
    891 Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
    786 Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother Al-Hadi.
    81Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
    81 Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
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