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2009David 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

2007Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

1996As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

1987Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

1953Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

1975Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1987107th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64)

1923Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1834Charles Darwin's company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1939First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill visits Scapa Flow, Orkney

1985"The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

81Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

1968Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1924Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

1948Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary

1812Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)

1901Theodore Roosevelt is sword in as President, the youngest man to serve as President of the US, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo

1954Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

19841st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host

1964Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

1741George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days

1975Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

September 14th Historical Events
Date Event
81
Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. 
786
Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother Al-Hadi. 
891
Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1163
Pastor Frederik forms convent at Mariengaarde Friesland 
1180
Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan. 
1515
Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory 
1607
Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland. 
1629
Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederik Henry 
1662
Netherlands & England sign peace treaty 
1682
Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded. 
1716
1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor) 
1741
George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days 
1752
Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th) 
1759
Austrian troops occupy Dresden 
1807
Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge 
1812
Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th) 
1814
Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" words of which later become lyrics of "Star-Spangled Banner" 
1829
Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war 
1834
Charles Darwin's company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile 
1847
US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma) 
1848
Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store 
1852
18th US Postmaster General: Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office 
1854
Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea 
1856
Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters 
1862
Battle at Crampton's Gap: Union troops chases away Confederates 
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
Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War 
1868
Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole) 
1872
Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War 
1876
Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda 
1876
Leopold II closes Congo-conference 
1882
British General Wolseley reaches Cairo 
1886
George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon 
1891
"Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M 
1894
Hottentotten uprising in Southwest-Africa fails 
1899
Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality in the US (NY) 
1900
There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels. 
1901
Theodore Roosevelt is sword in as President, the youngest man to serve as President of the US, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo 
1903
NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game 
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 
1911
Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents 
1913
27th US Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Dorothy Green (6-2 7-5) 
1913
Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0) 
1914
German staff-of-chief Helmut von Moltke replaced by Erich von Falkenhayn 
1914
German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches 
1916
Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game 
1919
British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil 
1923
Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
1923
Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain 
1923
Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play 
1924
Walter Johnson elected AL MVP 
1926
Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens 
1929
49th US Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6 6-3 4-6 6-2 6-4) 
1929
A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox 
1930
Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6 
1930
Nazis gain 107 seats in German election 
1932
Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri 
1933
2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire 
1933
Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London 
1936
Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times 
1938
Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight 
1939
British fleet attacks German U-39 boat 
1939
First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill visits Scapa Flow, Orkney 
1940
Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law) 
1940
German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; hundreds die 
1942
Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal 
1942
German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1 
1942
Yanks clinch pennant #13 
1943
Yanks clinch pennant #14 
1944
6,500 Dutch/Indonesian captives sent to Junyo Maru 
1944
Gulpen, Meerssen & Maastricht freed 
1944
Hurricane hits New England: 389 die 
1944
US 28th Infantry division occupies 1.5 km of Roscheid 
1944
US 4th Ivy League Inf division pushes through Westwall 
1947
61st US Women's Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M O duPont (8-6 4-6 6-1) 
1947
67th US Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Frank A Parker (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 6-3) 
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 
1950
Western allies rearm West Germany 
1951
Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats 
1953
Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov 
1953
Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians 
1954
Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice 
1954
Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record 
1954
Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage 
1954
USSR performs nuclear test 
1955
Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245) 
1956
1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC 
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 
1958
Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open 
1958
WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1958
Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel 
1958
Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere. 
1959
Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon 
1959
WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 
1960
Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo 
1960
Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 
1960
KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy 
1964
WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1964
Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House 
1965
"F-Troop" premieres 
1965
4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened 
1967
Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named 
1967
Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx 
1968
Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
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 
1969
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open 
1969
Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage 
1970
Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting 
1971
Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings 
1971
Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland 
1972
"Waltons" TV program premieres 
1972
Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," premieres in NYC 
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 
1973
Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise 
1973
Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s 
1973
Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout 
1974
Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter 
1975
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open 
1975
Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI 
1975
Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam 
1975
Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen 
1977
Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa 
1978
Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970 
1978
Portugal government of Da Costa falls 
1978
The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1979
Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks 
1980
"Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 perfs 
1980
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
1980
Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions 
1981
Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV 
1982
36" snow (Red Lodge, MT) 
1982
Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel 
1982
Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7" 
1982
Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others 
1983
US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner 
1984
1st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host 
1985
Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986 
1985
"The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC 
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 
1987
'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest 
1987
107th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64) 
1987
Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken 
1987
Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles 
1988
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
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 
1989
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1990
Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning 
1991
Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992 
1991
Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record 
1991
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1991
386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34 
1992
1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan) 
1994
All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season 
1995
Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan 
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
Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997 
1997
Bank One Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72 
1997
Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic 
1997
Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266 
1997
49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win 
1998
Week of Fed Cup 
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. 
2003
In a referendum Sweden rejects adopting the Euro. 
2003
Estonia approves joining the European Union in a referendum. 
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. 
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 
2012
21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia 
2014
The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 
2017
North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce US to 'ashes and darkness' 
2017
8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath 
2017
The wait is on: Los Angeles wins 2028 Olympics 
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