September 14, 2023 at 12:58 p.m.
Today In History
Today In History – September 14
September 14 is the 257th day of the year
William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. He was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
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September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 108 days remain until the end of the year.
AD 81 – Domitian became Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
629 – Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire.
1226 – The first recorded instance of the Catholic practice of perpetual Eucharistic adoration formally begins in Avignon, France.
1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.
1752 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
1782 – American Revolutionary War: Review of the French troops under General Rochambeau by General George Washington at Verplanck's Point, New York.
1862 – American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
1901 – U.S. President William McKinley dies after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
1954 – In a top-secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village.
1958 – The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
1960 – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
1994 – The rest of the Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
2000 – Microsoft releases Windows Me.
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.
2022 – Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen's coffin is taken from Buckingham Palace, placed on a gun carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and moved in a procession to Westminster Hall for her lying in state over the next four days with the queue of mourners stretching for miles along the River Thames.
208 – Diadumenian, Roman emperor (d. 218)
1032 – Dao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1101)
1401 – Maria of Castile, Queen consort of Aragon and Naples (d. 1458)
1656 – Thomas Baker, English historian and author (d. 1746)
1816 – Mary Hall Barrett Adams, American book editor and letter writer (d. 1860)
1860 – Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1940)
1879 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)
1911 – William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (d. 1999)
1914 – Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)
1928 – Jay Cameron, American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001)
1933 – Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1940 – Larry Brown, American basketball player and coach
1944 – Joey Heatherton, American actress, singer, and dancer
1953 – Robert Wisdom, American actor
1954 – Barry Cowsill, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2005)
1959 – John Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 – Mary Crosby, American actress
1964 – Faith Ford, American actress
1970 – Ben Garant, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970 – Ketanji Brown Jackson, American lawyer and jurist, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1971 – Kimberly Williams-Paisley, American actress, director, and producer
1986 – Reggie Williams, American basketball player
1995 – Deshaun Watson, American football player
619 – Yang You, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 605)
775 – Constantine V, Byzantine emperor (b. 718)
891 – Stephen V, pope of the Catholic Church
1523 – Pope Adrian VI (b. 1459)
1638 – John Harvard, English-American minister and philanthropist (b. 1607)
1836 – Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1756)
1901 – William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (b. 1843)
1936 – Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1899)
1982 – John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1933)
1982 – Grace Kelly, American-Monegasque actress; Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
1984 – Janet Gaynor, American actress (b. 1906)
1996 – Juliet Prowse, Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1937)
2005 – Robert Wise, American director and producer (b. 1914)
2006 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
2009 – Henry Gibson, American actor (b. 1935)
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