14th September, on this day

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
1180 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
1607 Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland
1682 Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.
1716 1st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)
1752 England and colonies adopt Gregorian calendar, 11 days disappear
1807 Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge
1812 Napoleon Bonaparte's French Army enters the city of Moscow - which has been abandonned and set on fire by the retreating Russians. It proves to be the turning point in the invasion of Russia. The French occupation lastslittle more than a month before Napoleon orders his army to retreat
1829 Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
1847 US troops under General Scott enter Mexico City
1848 Alexander Stewart opens the 1st US dept store
1856 Battle of San Jacinto, Nicaragua defeats invaders
1862 The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
1872 Britain pays the US $15 million for damages during Civil War
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
1901 Vice President Theodore Roosevelt becomes 26th US President at the age of 42 following the death of William McKinley (shot several days earlier).
1905 RAC Tourist Trophy, 1st run, on the Isle of Man
1908 William C.Durant of the Buick Motor Company forms the General Motors Company in Detroit, USA - merging several car-building companies
1911 Assassination of Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin
1917 Russian Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky declares Russia to be a Republic
1923 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
1927 American dancer Isadora Duncan, is strangled to death by her scarf in Nice when it gets caught in the wheel of her Bugatti sports car
1930 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
1933 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
1938 Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight
1939 The first successful test flight of a helicoper - the VS300 - designed by US engineer Igor Sikorsky
1940 Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
1944 Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city that is liberated by allied forces.
1948 Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
1948 Groundbreaking ceremony for the UN world headquarters
1954 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC
1957 UN resolution deplores and condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
1958 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
1959 The soviet spacecraft Lunik II, because the first spaceship from earth to land on the Moon
1960 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
1963 Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls and a boy
1964 British daily newspaper, the Daily Herald, ceases publication and is replaced by the Sun
1964 Walt Disney awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House
1965 "F-Troop" premiers
1968 USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
1972 "Waltons" TV program premiers
1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
1974 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
1974 Two giant pandas, Chia-Chia and Ching-Ching, arrive at London Zoo
1975 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonised as 1st US-born saint
1979 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
1982 President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated.
1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of the English Channel
1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
1983 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
1984 Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
1984 1st MTV awards-Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd host
1991 Magic Johnson weds Erieatha "Cookie" Kelly
1997 Setting up of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund following her death in a car crash in Paris
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.

14th September 2005

Scores killed in Baghdad attacks

Nursing home owners face charges

UN envoys agree reform blueprint

14th September 2006

Hezbollah accused of war crimes

'Drastic' shrinkage in Arctic ice

UK stops World Bank donation

14th September 2007

China to reduce death penalty use

UN boss calls Africa crisis talks

Health fears after Ghana floods

14th September 2008

Scores die in Russian plane crash

Bolivia crisis death toll rises

Two die after Paris boat accident

14th September 2009

Pakistan food stampede kills many

Foreign troops in Somali raid

Obama warning to bankers

14th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 14th September:

1849 Ivan Pavlov Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology
1864 Lord Cecil of Chelwood UK, help form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)
1867 Charles Dana Gibson illustrator, drew "Gibson Girl"
1879 Margaret Sanger feminist/nurse/birth control proponent
1886 Jan Garrique Masaryk Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)
1887 Karl Taylor Compton physicist/atomic bomb scientist
1887 Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel HW boxing champ (1908-10)
1899 Hal Wallis movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park)
19-- Barbara Sharma Dallas Tx, actress (Laugh-in, Rhoda, Glitter)
1904 Richard Mohaupt Breslau Germany, composer (Bucolica)
1907 A Cecil Snyder Chief Justice of Puerto Rico
1907 Cecil Brown news correspondent (CBS)
1908 Bernie Green NYC, orch leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show)
1908 Clayton Moore Chicago Ill, actor (Lone Ranger)
1910 Lehman Engel Jackson Miss, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire)
1910 Rolf Liebermann Zrich Switzerland, composer (Leonore)
1913 Jacobo Arbenz president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA
1914 Kay Medford NYC, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love)
1916 Eric Bentley England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
1918 Jack Somack Chic Ill, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show)
1920 Bud Palmer Hollywood Calif, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster
1921 Hughes Rudd TV newscaster (CBS)
1924 Jerry Coleman 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees)
1925 Robert Webber Santa Ana Calif, actor ($, Nuts, Pvt Benjamin)
1928 Albert Shanker American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers)
1929 John Gutfreund
1933 Harve Presnell Modesto Calif, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown)
1933 Zoe Caldwell Australia, actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
1934 Kate Millett St Paul Minn, feminist/author (Sexual Politics)
1938 Leonard Frey US, comedian/actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1938 Nicol Williamson Scotland, actor (Excalibur, Robin & Marian)
1938 Walter Koenig Chicago Ill, actor (Checkov-Star Trek)
1944 Joey Heatherton Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)
1947 Jon "Bowser" Bauman Queens NY, singer (Sha Na Na)
1947 Wolfgang Schwartz Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)
1952 Margit Schumann German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Joe Penny London, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman)
1959 Mary Crosby LA Calif, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates)
1959 Morten Harket rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
1960 Anthony Addabbo actor (Jason-Generations)
1963 Antonia Real Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976)
1964 Faith Ford Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)


Deaths which occurred on September 14th:
1759 Louis Montcalm French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
1836 Aaron Burr 3rd VP, dies
1852 Arthur Wellesley General/Duke of Wellington, dies at 83
1901 Pres William McKinley dies in Buffalo, of gunshot wounds inflicted
by an assassin. VP Theodore Roosevelt became president
1911 Piotr Stolypin Russia's PM assassinated by Mordka Bogrov
1927 Isadora Duncan dies as her scarf became entangled in her car's wheel
1966 Gertrude Berg actress (Molly Goldberg-The Goldbergs), dies at 66
1974 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], actr (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
1974 Warren Hull actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71
1982 Bashir Gemayel Lebanon's president-elect, killed by a bomb
1982 Grace Kelly princess of Monaco, dies at 52 in a car crash
1984 Janet Gaynor actress, dies at 77 from a traffic accident
1988 Louis Quinn actor, dies at 73 of cancer
1991 Julie Bovasso actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer