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

  • 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.
  • 1180
    Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
  • 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).
  • 1808
    Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes in the bloody Battle of Oravais.
  • 1846
    Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Estonian military boards the Polish submarine ship ORP in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union will later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.
  • 1944
    World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
  • 1958
    The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1987
    The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Late-2000s financial crisis: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.
  • 2008
    All 88 people on board Aeroflot Flight 821 are killed when the plane crashes on approach to Perm Airport.

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