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    What happened on September 14

    • September 14, 0786 Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi.

    • September 14, 0891 Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • September 14, 1180 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.

    • September 14, 1607 "Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland."

    • September 14, 1682 Bishop Gore School one of the oldest schools in Wales founded.

    • September 14, 1716 First lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)

    • September 14, 1752 "England and colonies adopt Gregorian calendar, 11 days disappear"

    • September 14, 1752 "The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2)."

    • September 14, 1812 French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.

    • September 14, 1812 Napoleon occupies Moscow

    • September 14, 1814 "Francis Scott Key inspired to write ""The Star-Spangled Banner"""

    • September 14, 1829 "Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War."

    • September 14, 1848 Alexander Stewart opens the first US dept store

    • September 14, 1872 Britain pays the US $15Β« M for damages during Civil War

    • September 14, 1886 "George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon"

    • September 14, 1886 Typewriter ribbon patented.

    • September 14, 1891 """Empire State Express"" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7hours 5 min."

    • September 14, 1899 Henry Bliss becomes first automobile fatality (NY)

    • September 14, 1914 HMA Submarine AE1 lost off New Guinea

    • September 14, 1917 Republican government declared in Russia .

    • September 14, 1917 Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.

    • September 14, 1923 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain

    • September 14, 1930 "After stormtroopers terrorize political opponents, Nazi seats in Reichstag rise from 12 to 107."

    • September 14, 1933 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire

    • September 14, 1938 "Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight"

    • September 14, 1942 "HMCS OTTAWA (RCN, ex 'Crusader'), sunk east of Newfoundland by 1 torpedo from German U.91."

    • September 14, 1942 "HMS COVENTRY (AA), sunk in the Eastern Mediterranean, northwest of Alexandria, Egypt by German Ju87 divebombers."

    • September 14, 1942 "HMS SIKH, sunk off Tobruk, eastern Libya - by German shore batteries. during landings Royal Marines for British combined operations raid on Tobruk"

    • September 14, 1942 "HMS ZULU,sunk NW of Alexandria, Egypt (c 32-00'N, 29-00'E) - by Italian/German force of Ju87 and Ju88 bombers, while returning to Alexandria after combined operations raid on Tobruk"

    • September 14, 1944 "United States troops arrive at the German border and proceed, with the British and Canadians, to launch an offensive to reach the Rhine."

    • September 14, 1948 Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

    • September 14, 1954 "Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage"

    • September 14, 1956 "First prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC"

    • September 14, 1957 UN resolution deplores and condemns USSR invasion of Hungary

    • September 14, 1958 "Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere."

    • September 14, 1959 "The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it."

    • September 14, 1960 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.

    • September 14, 1964 The opening of the third period of the Second Vatican Council.

    • September 14, 1964 Walt Disney awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House

    • September 14, 1965 The opening of the fourth and final period of Second Vatican Council.

    • September 14, 1965 "The Television show ""F-Troop"" premiers"

    • September 14, 1972 """The Waltons"" TV program premiers"

    • September 14, 1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s

    • September 14, 1974 "Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter"

    • September 14, 1975 "The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI."

    • September 14, 1979 "Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks"

    • September 14, 1981 Entertainment Tonight premiers on TV

    • September 14, 1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of the English Channel

    • September 14, 1982 "President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated."

    • September 14, 1982 "Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"""

    • September 14, 1984 Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

    • September 14, 1984 "Madonna performs her ""Like a Virgin"" live at the MTV Video Music Awards for the first time."

    • September 14, 1985 Eli Hosen is born

    • September 14, 1987 ITV Schools was broadcast on Channel 4 for the very first time.

    • September 14, 1987 "The Toronto Blue Jays set a major league record for most home runs in a single game - 10 - versus the Baltimore Orioles at Exhibition Stadium, and the teams combined to tie the record for most homers by two teams - 11. The game also marked the end of Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings played, which is believed to be the longest, although this is not a record officially kept by MLB."

    • September 14, 1989 "Calgary Flames become first NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2"

    • September 14, 1990 Ken Griffey and his son Ken Jr. become the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs.

    • September 14, 1991 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii) crowned Miss America 1992

    • September 14, 1994 The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

    • September 14, 1995 "Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan"

    • September 14, 1996 "York - Durham Heritage Railway commences operation over the former CN line between Uxbridge and Stouffville, Ont."

    • September 14, 1997 Google first registers the domain google.com.

    • September 14, 1998 Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.

    • September 14, 1999 "Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations."

    • September 14, 2000 "Microsoft introduced the last update to the OS, MS-DOS. (Version 8.0)"

    • September 14, 2000 Windows Me is released.

    • September 14, 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."

    • September 14, 2003 Estonia approves joining the European Union in a referendum.

    • September 14, 2003 In a referendum Sweden rejects adopting the euro.

    • September 14, 2006 "Duane ""Dog"" Chapman, his son Leland Chapman, and his bounty hunter partner Tim Chapman were arrested in Hawaii stemming from the arrest and capture of rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico."

    • September 14, 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.

    • September 14, 2008 after a weekend of furious negotiations U.S. regulators make it clear there will be no government bailout for Lehman Bothers

    • September 14, 2008 Fearing the fallout from Lehman failure Merrill Lynch & Co. arranges a hasty deal to be bought by Bank of America Corp.







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