About September 14

September 14, 2024 is the 258th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 137 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 14

  • 81
    Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
  • 1180
    Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
  • 1607
    Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: Winfield Scott captures Mexico City.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1959
    The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
  • 1960
    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
  • 1969
    The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery Date.
  • 1982
    President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated.
  • 1985
    Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.
  • 1987
    The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.
  • 1994
    The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
  • 1995
    Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1999
    Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • 2000
    Microsoft releases Windows Me.
  • 2003
    In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.

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