About September 14

September 14, 2021 is the 257th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 140 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 14

  • 1607
    Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
  • 1682
    Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.
  • 1741
    George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah
  • 1808
    Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes in the bloody Battle of Oravais.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
  • 1814
    The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
  • 1917
    Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.
  • 1923
    Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain.
  • 1954
    In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village, exposing some 45,000 soldiers and 10,000 civilians to nuclear fallout.
  • 1959
    The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
  • 1969
    The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery Date.
  • 1979
    Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
  • 1982
    President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated.
  • 1987
    The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.
  • 1992
    The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
  • 1995
    Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • 2000
    Microsoft releases Windows Me.
  • 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, Estonia approves joining the European Union.

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