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Calendar for September 14th, 2014

Every Year

  • Holy Cross Day (major holy day, Episcopal Church)

  • 1710s

  • 1716: The first lighthouse in North America, Boston Light, was lit

  • 1740s

  • 1741: Composer George Handel completed The Messiah

  • 1810s

  • 1814: Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"

  • 1840s

  • Born 1849: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (physiologist)

  • 1850s

  • Died 1852: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (architect)

  • Died 1852: Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1883: Margaret Higgins Sanger (founder of the birth control movement)

  • 1886: Typewriter ribbon patented

  • 1890s

  • Died 1899: Henry Bliss (first American automobile fatality)

  • 1900s

  • Died 1901: William McKinley (25th U.S. president)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1915: Douglas Kennedy ("Lone Ranger" actor)

  • 1915: Sound-absorbing material patented

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Kate Millett (feminist writer)

  • 1938: The world's largest airship, Graf Zeppelin II, made its first flight

  • 1939: The first helicopter flight was made by Igor Sikorsky

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Sam Neill (actor)

  • 1960s

  • 1968: Zond 5 was launched, which eventually became the first spacecraft to orbit the Moon

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Kimberly Williams-Paisley (actress)

  • 1972: The Waltons premiered on CBS

  • 1975: Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, the first U.S. born saint, was canonized by Pope Paul VI

  • 1980s

  • Died 1982: Princess Grace of Monaco

  • 1990s

  • 1994: World Series was cancelled due to strike

  • 2000s

  • Died 2006: Mickey Hargitay (actor & world champion bodybuilder)

  • Died 2009: Patrick Swayze (actor)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: Roger Craig, a University of Delaware graduate student, won $77,000 on Jeopardy!. It was the show's highest one-day total ever.


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