About September 14

September 14, 2020 is the 258th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 151 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.
  • 786
    “Night of the three Caliphs”: Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun’s son al-Ma'mun.
  • 1741
    George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah
  • 1752
    The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
  • 1829
    The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
  • 1846
    Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.
  • 1917
    Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.
  • 1923
    Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain.
  • 1960
    Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
  • 1960
    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Late-2000s financial crisis: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.

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