On This Day..... September 14

SEPTEMBER 14TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CREAM FILLED DONUT DAY
  • TODAY IS VIRGINIA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL EAT A HOAGIE DAY
  • TODAY IS THE FEAST DAY OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS

BIRTHDAYS:

  • IVAN PAVLOV (1849-1936)
  • SAM NEILL (1947, 71)
  • MELISSA LEO (1960, 58)
  • FAITH FORD (1964, 54)
  • DMITRY MEDVEDEV (1965, 53)
  • ANDREW LINCOLN (1973, 45)
  • AMY WINEHOUSE (1983-2011)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 320, ST. HELENA, THE FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPRESS OF ROME, FINDS THE “TRUE CROSS OF JESUS” ALONG WITH THE CROSSES OF THE OTHER TWO MEN KILLED WITH HIM
  • IN 1716, THE FIRST LIGHTHOUSE IN NORTH AMERICA IS LIT IN BOSTON HARBOR
  • IN 1741, GEORGE HANDEL FINISHES “MESSIAH”
  • IN 1752, GREAT BRITAIN AND THE AMERICAN COLONIES CONVERT TO THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR RESULTING IN THEM SKIPPING SEPTEMBER 3RD THROUGH THE 13TH
  • IN 1807, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AARON BURR IS ACQUITTED OF ATTEMPTING TO STEAL PARTS OF LOUISIANA AND MEXICO TO FORM AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC. HE FLED TO EUROPE, NEVER TO RETURN TO THE STATES
  • IN 1812, NAPOLEON OCCUPIES MOSCOW AND SETS THE CITY ON FIRE
  • IN 1814, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY BEGINS WRITING THE “STAR SPANGLED BANNER”
  • IN 1835, RALPH WALDO EMERSON MARRIES HIS SECOND WIFE LYDIA IN PLYMOUTH
  • IN 1836, AARON BURR DIES AT 80
  • IN 1848, ALEXANDER STEWART OPENS THE FIRST DEPARTMENT STORE
  • IN 1862, UNION TROOPS ESCAPE FROM HARPER’S FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA
  • IN 1868, TOM MORRIS SHOT THE FIRST KNOWN HOLE-IN-ONE IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF
  • IN 1899, HENRY BLISS IS THE FIRST RECORDED FATALITY IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
  • IN 1901, WILLIAM MCKINLEY DIES AFTER BEING SHOT AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT, THE YOUNGEST PRESIDENT EVER AT THE TIME AT 42
  • IN 1901, EUGENE SANDOW HOLDS THE FIRST WORLD BODYBUILDING CONTEST. SIN ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE SERVES AS THE JUDGE
  • IN 1930, THE PORTSMOUTH SPARTANS (LATER DETRIOT LIONS) PLAY THEIR 1ST GAME
  • IN 1937, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT BANS ARMS TRADE WITH CHINA AND JAPAN
  • IN 1939, IGOR SIKORSKY FLIES THE FIRST HELICOPTER IN STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT
  • IN 1940, CONGRESS PASSES THE FIRST PEACE TIME DRAFT LAW
  • IN 1948, MICHIGAN REP. BARTEL JONKMAN IS UPSET IN HIS REPUBLICAN PRIMARY BY A RELATIVELY UNKNOWN GERALD FORD
  • IN 1948, THE GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY IS HELD FOR THE UNITED NATIONS IN NY
  • IN 1948, MILTON BERLE DEBUTS HIS TEXACO STAR THEATER
  • IN 1953, NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV IS APPOINTED SECRETARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY
  • IN 1954, JERRY STILLER MARRIES ANNE MEARA
  • IN 1956, THE FIRST PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMY IS PERFORMED IN WASHINGTON, DC
  • IN 1959, SOVIET SPACE CRAFT LUNA 2 LANDS ON THE MOON
  • IN 1960, IRAQ, IRAN, KUWAIT, SAUDIA ARABIA AND VENEZUELA FORM OPEC
  • IN 1962, JANET LEIGH DIVORCES TONY CURTIS AFTER 10 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
  • IN 1964, THE WHITE HOUSE GIVE WALT DISNEY THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM
  • IN 1965, ABC DEBUTS “F-TROOP”
  • IN 1968, ROY ORBISON’S NASHVILLE HOME CATCHES ON FIRE WHILE HE IS IN EUROPE ON TOUR. HIS TWO OLDEST SONS DIE IN THE FIRE.
  • IN 1968, “THE ARCHIES”, BASED ON THE COMIC STRIP, DEBUTS ON TV
  • IN 1968, CBS DEBUTS “60 MINUTES”
  • IN 1970, 20 YEAR OLD STEVIE WONDER MARRIES SYREETA WRIGHT
  • IN 1972, CBS DEBUTS “THE WALTONS”
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON SIGNS LEGISLATION TO ELIMINATE THE NFL’S BLACKOUTS
  • IN 1974, QUINCY JONES MARRIES PEGGY LIPTON
  • IN 1974, ERIC CLAPTON GOES TO #1 WITH “I SHOT THE SHERIFF” ON THE SINGLES CHART WHILE STEVIE WONDER IS #1 WITH “FULFILLINGNESS FIRST FINALE” ON THE ALBUM CHART
  • IN 1978, THE PROVISIONAL IRISH REPUBLIC ARMY BEGINS A FIVE DAY BOMBING TIRADE WHICH INJURES 37 PEOPLE WITH OVER 50 BOMBS
  • IN 1979, THEODORE COOMBS FINISHES HIS TRIP TO ROLLER SKATE FROM LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK TO YATES CENTER, KANSAS
  • IN 1979, THE WHO RELEASE “QUADROPHENIA”
  • IN 1981, “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT” DEBUTS IN SYNDICATION
  • IN 1981, “THE PEOPLE’S COURT” DEBUTS WITH JUDGE JOSEPH WAPNER
  • IN 1982, GRACE KELLY DIES IN A CAR CRASH IN MONACO AT 52
  • IN 1984, THE CARS’ “YOU MIGHT THINK” WINS THE FIRST VIDEO OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE INAUGURAL MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
  • IN 1984, GENE WILDER MARRIES GILDA RADNER
  • IN 1985, NBC DEBUTS “THE GOLDEN GIRLS”
  • IN 1987, CAL RIPKEN JR MISSES AN INNING AFTER PLAYING 8,243 CONSECUTIVE INNINGS OVER 908 GAMES
  • IN 1990, KEN GRIFFEY AND HIS SON KEN GRIFFEY JR HIT BACK TO BACK HOME RUNS
  • IN 1994, ALL 28 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL OWNERS UNANIMOUSLY AGREE TO CANCEL THE REMAINDER OF THE 1994 SEASON
  • IN 1998, MCI AND WORLDCOMM MERGE TO FORM MCI WORLDCOM
  • IN 1999,MARCELO RODRIGUEZ, THE POLICE OFFICER WHO ARRESTED GEORGE MICHAEL FOR SOLICITING SEX IN A MEN’S BATHROOM,  SUES MICHAEL FOR $10 MILLION AFTER HE IS PORTRAYED NEGATIVELY IN MICHAEL’S MUSIC VIDEO “OUTSIDE”
  • IN 2001, WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL HOLDS A NATIONAL PRAYER SERVICE IN RESPONSE TO THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS
  • IN 2002, GWEN STEFANI MARRIES GAVIN ROSSDALE
  • IN 2005, BRITNEY SPEARS GIVES BIRTH TO HER FIRST CHILD WITH KEVIN FEDERLINE
  • IN 2008, KINGS OF LEON GO TO #1 WITH “SEX ON FIRE”
  • IN 2009, PATRICK SWAYZE DIES OF CANCER AT 57
  • IN 2011, ELIZABETH WARREN ANNOUNCES THAT SHE WILL RUN AGAINST SCOTT BROWN FOR HIS MASSACHUSETTS SENATE SEAT
  • IN 2013, JOHN LEGEND MARRIES CHRISSY TEIGEN
  • IN 2013, LEBRON JAMES MARRIES HIS LONG TIME GIRLFRIEND SAVANNAH BRINSON
  • IN 2015, AHMED MOHAMED, A 14 YEAR OLD BOY WHO BROUGHT A HOME MADE CLOCK TO SCHOOL, IS ARRESTED WHEN THE SCHOOL SUSPECTS IT IS A BOMB
  • IN 2017, SELENA GOMEZ HAS A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT DUE TO LUPUS

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