Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 14th

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1270*A phial containing the blood of Jesus was presented to abbey of Hailes by the son of Richard, Earl of Cornwall. The phial had been guarenteed by the Patriarch of Jerusalem and had been bought from the Count of Flanders in 1267. A section of the abbey was rebuilt to hold the relic, and it was held in a purpose built shrine. A similar relic had been presented to the King, Henry III several years before in 1247. 
1585*Sir Francis Drake sails for Spain. 
1629*Salem, Massachusetts, founded.Ref: 62
1716*The first lighthouse in US is lit (in Boston Harbor).Ref: 5
1752*Gregorian calendar finally adopted in Britain-170 years after rest of Europe. (Sept. 3-13 omitted)Ref: 5
1786*Annapolis Convention concludes, suggests Philadelphia convention.Ref: 62
1791*Louis XVI swears his allegiance to the French constitution.Ref: 2
1807*Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge.Ref: 5
1848*Alexander Stewart opens the first US dept store.Ref: 5
1872*Britain pays the US $15M for damages during Civil War.Ref: 5
1878*The Xenia (Ohio) Library opens for business. (XDG, 9/29/1978)Ref: 83
1886 The American Philatelic Society holds its first meeting in Chicago IL.Ref: 17
1891*"Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7hrs 6min.Ref: 5
1892*AP Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo.Ref: 5
1917*Provisional government of Russia established, Republic proclaimed.Ref: 5
1918*The Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin, Ohio and Other States was formed from the merger of several smaller synods. In 1930 this denomination merged with two other synods to form the American Lutheran Church (ALC).Ref: 5
1923*Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain.Ref: 5
1927*Bob Jones University opened in Greenville, South Carolina, and eighty-eight students registered for the first fall term.Ref: 5
1930*Germans elect 107 Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany.Ref: 36
1933*2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire.Ref: 5
1938*Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight.Ref: 5
1940*Congress passes first peace-time conscription bill (draft law - Selective Service Act).Ref: 5
1948*A groundbreaking ceremony takes place in New York City at the site of the United Nations' world headquarters. (XDG, p 4A, 9/14/2000)Ref: 83
1948*Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary.Ref: 5
1954*Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage.Ref: 5
1957*UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary.Ref: 5
1959*The Landrum-Griffin Act passes, restricting union activity.Ref: 59
1960 First OPEC meeting held by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Qatar & Kuwait.Ref: 2
1967*Melville Abrams Ball Field in the Bronx named.Ref: 5
1967*Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in the Bronx.Ref: 5
1975*Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint.Ref: 70
1982*36" snow (Red Lodge, MT).Ref: 5
1983*US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner.Ref: 5
1998*WorldCom completed its $40-billion merger with MCI. “MCI WorldCom is open for business,” said Bert C. Roberts Jr., chairman of the company. “We have created a new kind of communications company with a unique set of assets, a top-flight group of employees, and a heritage for delivering the benefits of competition to our customers.”Ref: 4
2002*(DC Sniper) A store clerk in Silver Spring MD is wounded. Police suspect John Muhammed and Lee Malvo. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
1866*George K. Anderson of Memphis, TN patented the typewriter ribbon. For those of you who don’t remember typewriters, no less their ribbons, these ribbons were inked and had to be threaded through prongs and from reel to reel. Very messy and a big pain in the neck.Ref: 4
1886*George K. Anderson of Memphis, TN patented the typewriter ribbon.Ref: 4
1915*Carl G. Muench of St. Paul, MN received a patent for Insulit, the first sound-absorbing material to be used in buildings.Ref: 4
1939*Igor Sikorsky's VS-300, first commercial helicopter flies for the first time.Ref: 10
1944*A Douglas A-20 made a successful flight into a hurricane to gather scientific test data.Ref: 50
1956*Drs. James Winston Watts and Walter Freeman perform first prefrontal lobotomy in Washington DC.Ref: 10
1959*The Soviet probe Luna II becomes the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashes into the lunar surface. (XDG, p 4A, 9/14/2000)Ref: 83
1968*USSR's Zond 5 was launched on first circumlunar flightRef: 5
1974*Jovina moon Leda discovered by Charles KowalRef: 62
1974*Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter.Ref: 5
2000*Microsoft Windows Me (Millennium Edition) was released. It was the successor and last version of the popular Windows 9x series of operating systems which began with the enormously popular Windows 95. It also was, “Quite possibly, the most under-hyped version of Windows ever created.”Ref: 4
1515 French victorious over Swiss at Battle of Marignano.Ref: 10
1544*Henry VIII's forces take Boulogne, France.Ref: 2
1773*Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov successfully storm a Turkish fort at Hirsov, Turkey.Ref: 2
1778*Benjamin Franklin is sent to France as the American minister.Ref: 62
1781*Washington and Rochambeau reach Williamsburg ahead of the main body of their troops. After conferring with de Grasse on board the Ville de Paris, they returned to Williamsburg on September 22. 
1812*Napoleon enters Moscow which is set afire by fleeing Ruskies and burns for the next five days.Ref: 89
1814*Francis Scott Key pens the words that became 'The Star Spangled Banner' during the bombardment of Fort McHenry. It was first printed under the title 'Defence of Fort McHenry'. (TWA, 1958) AlsoRef: 95
1829 Treaty of Adrianople ends Russo-Turkish War.Ref: 10
1847*U.S. General Winfield Scott enters Mexico City and raised the American flag over the Hall of Montezuma, concluding a devastating advance that began with an amphibious landing at Vera Cruz seven months earlier.Ref: 3
1853 The Allies land at Eupatoria on the west coast of Crimea.Ref: 2
1856 Battle of San Jacinto, Nicaragua defeats invaders.Ref: 5
1862*At the battles of South Mountain and Crampton's Gap, Maryland Union troops smash into the Confederates as they close in on what will become the Antietam battleground.Ref: 2
1914*Opening of the First Battle of the Aisne. 
1914*French reoccupy Amiens and Rheims.Ref: 38
1917*Paul Painleve becomes French premier, succeeding Ribot.Ref: 38
1942*US starts bombing Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.Ref: 82
1943*German troops abandon the Salerno front in Italy.Ref: 2
1966*Operation Attleboro, designed as a training exercise for American troops, becomes a month-long struggle against the Viet Cong.Ref: 2
1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s.Ref: 5
2001*The House and Senate, by a vote of 420-1 and 98-0, respectively, to authorize the president to use US troops against those responsible for attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
2001*The FBI released the names of the 19 suspected hijackers who took part in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; President George W. Bush toured the ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed rescue workers over a bullhorn.Ref: 70
1868*Golf's first recorded hole-in-one scored by Tom Morris at Prestwick (UK) Open Championships.Ref: 10
1903*In an afternoon game called because of unusual darkness, Giants' pitcher Leon Ames, making his major league debut, tosses a five inning no-hitter against the Cardinals.Ref: 1
1913*Despite giving up fourteen hits, Cubs' pitcher Larry Cheney blanks the Giants, 7-0.Ref: 1
1914*After being ejected for swearing, Johnny Evers claims he was talking to the ball and not to umpire Mal Eason, but the Braves' shortstop is still suspended for three days.Ref: 1
1916*Baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson won the last pitching assignment of his major-league career on this day. Mathewson had a total of 373 wins, 188 losses and 83 shutouts in 636 games. He struck out 2,511 batters.Ref: 4
1923*Red Sox first baseman George Burns completes an unassisted triple play against the Indians when he gathers in Frank Brower line drive, tags Rube Lutzke coming from first, and beats Riggs Stephenson back to second.Ref: 1
1923*Jack Dempsey KOs Argentine Luis Angel Firpo ("The Wild Bull of the Pampas") in a magnificent 2-round match in the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the heavyweight boxing title. This is the second $1M boxing match.Ref: 97
1930*Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play first NFL game, win 13-6.Ref: 5
1942*Yanks clinch pennant #13.Ref: 5
1943*Yanks clinch pennant #14.Ref: 5
1949*Ed Sanicki of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1950*Ted Tappe of the Cincinnati Reds hits a home run in his first major league at bat (first game).Ref: 12
1951*In a 9-6 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, rookie Bob Nieman hits consecutive dingers off Mickey McDermott becoming the first player to hit home runs in his first two career at bats in the majors. In his third trip to the plate, the St. Louis Browns freshman beats out a bunt for a base hit.Ref: 1
1953*The double-play combination of Gene Baker and Ernie Banks, formerly of the Kansas City Monarchs, debute together to become the first black players to appear in a Cubs' game. In 1961, second baseman Baker, a converted shortstop, will be named manager of the minor league Batavia, N.Y. team becoming the first black manager in organized baseball and Banks will go on to a Hall of Fame career hitting 512 home runs winning two MVP awards.Ref: 1
1968*The Tigers rally in ninth to beat the A's 5-4 making Denny McLain the first thirty-game winner since Dizzy Dean reached the milestone in 1934.Ref: 1
1968*Cardigan Bay was retired at the age of 12. The famous horse was the first harness racer to earn $1,000,000 in career winnings.Ref: 4
1971*Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings.Ref: 5
1973*Indpls is awarded a WHA franchise.Ref: 5
1973*Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout.Ref: 5
1975*Mel Ott's forty-seven year old record is broken as Brewer shortstop Robin Yount plays his 242nd major league game as a teenager.Ref: 1
1979 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks.Ref: 5
1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of the English Channel.Ref: 5
1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7".Ref: 5
1986*Giant third baseman Bob Brenly, usually a catcher, ties a major league record by making four errors in one inning, but makes amends by hitting two home runs, including the game-winner, as San Francisco beats the Braves, 7-6.Ref: 1
1986*Saskatchewan & Hamilton play first CFL regular-season overtime game.Ref: 5
1987*In an 18-3 Blue Jay blowout which features Toronto hitting a major league record ten home runs, Orioles' manager Cal Ripken Sr., in the bottom of the eighth inning, puts Ron Washington at shortstop ending Cal Ripken's record consecutive-innings streak of 8,243, spanning 904 games.Ref: 1
1987 A skateboard high jump record was set. Tony Magnuson cleared 9.5 feet above the top of the U-ramp.Ref: 4
1987*Oriole Cal Ripken Jr sets record of playing 8,243 inn in 910 games.Ref: 5
1988*In his first start against his former club, Mike Boddicker beat the Orioles, 4-1, as Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenly hits for the cycle.Ref: 1
1989*Calgary Flames become first NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2.Ref: 5
1990*Mariner Ken Griffey and his son, Junior, become the first father and son to hit homers in the same major league game. The back-to-back blasts are given up by Angel hurler Kirk McCaskill.Ref: 1
1991*Detroit's Cecil Fielder belts a mammoth 502 foot home run that clears the left-field bleachers, the longest blast in Brewers history at County Stadium.Ref: 86
1991*Magic Johnson weds Erieatha "Cookie" KellyRef: 5
1994*The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announces that the remainder of the 1994 season will not be completed.Ref: 86
1996*Todd Hundley passes Roy Campanella as the all-time leader for homers by a catcher. His homer helps the Mets come back from a five-run deficit and eventually beat the Braves, 6-5Ref: 1
1996*Mark McGwire hits his 50th home run off Cleveland hurler Chad Ogea becoming the 13th player in major league history to reach that plateau. The Cardinal first baseman gives the milestone ball to his eight-year-old son, Matthew.Ref: 1
1997*The Chicago White Sox retire Carlton Fisk's uniform #72.Ref: 29
1999*The Devil Rays extend the contract of manager Larry Rothschild through 2001.Ref: 86
2002*Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron for the most 100-RBI seasons by a National League player as he drives in his 100th run of the season for the 11th time in his career. The major league record is13 shared by Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth.Ref: 1
2002*Chin-Feng Chen becomes the first Taiwan-born player to appear in the major leagues as he walks and scores as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers against the Rockies. The 24-year-old first baseman-outfielder played for the 1990 Taiwan team which won the Little League World Series.Ref: 1
1741*George Frederick Handel completed his The Messiah. It took the composer just 23 days to complete the timeless musical treasure which is still very popular during the Christmas holiday season.Ref: 4
1905 RAC Tourist Trophy, first run, on the Isle of Man.Ref: 5
1925 One month after American debut Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush"opens at Tivoli Theatre, London.Ref: 10
1927*Gene Austin waxed one of the first million sellers. He recorded his composition, My Blue Heaven, for Victor Records.Ref: 4
1936 The NBC radio network presented John’s Other Wife for the first time. Actually, John’s other wife was not his wife at all. She was his secretary.Ref: 4
1948*Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater.Ref: 5
1955*The age of rock 'n roll begins as Little Richard records ‘Tutti Frutti' in New Orleans.Ref: 10
1957*Richard Boone became the hired gun, Paladin. The CBS-TV series Have Gun Will Travel debuted this night. The popular western continued for six years.Ref: 4
1964*Walt Disney awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House.Ref: 5
1965*"F-Troop" premiers.Ref: 5
1972*The family drama series "The Waltons" premiered on CBS.Ref: 70
1973*Donny Osmond received a gold record for his hit single, The Twelfth of Never. The song, released in March of 1973, was one of five which turned gold for the young Osmond.Ref: 4
1978*The first show of the TV series Mork & Mindy, starring the irrepressible Robin Williams as Mork and actress Pam Dawber as Mindy, aired on ABC-TV. Mork had made an earlier (February, 1978) appearance, landing on earth during an episode of Happy Days. Na nu, na nu.Ref: 4
1981*Entertainment Tonight premiers on TV.Ref: 5
1984*Dustin Hoffman brought the show Death of a Salesman back to Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. The classic show broke with tradition. It ran only six times a week instead of the usual eight performances.Ref: 4
1984*First MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host.Ref: 5
1985*The first MTV Video Music Awards were presented at Radio City Music Hall in NY City. The Cars won Best Video honors for You Might Think and Michael Jackson won Best Overall Performance and Choreography for his Thriller video.Ref: 4
1991*Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii) crowned Miss America 1992.Ref: 5
1995*The London auction house, Sotheby’s, auctioned Paul McCartney’s hand-written lyrics for the Beatles’ Getting Better (from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) for £161,000 ($257,600). It was a record (pardon the expression) for a Beatles song.Ref: 4
-604*-BC- Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, is bornRef: 62
1760*Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer, is born.Ref: 68
1769*Baron Freidrich von Humbolt, German naturalist and explorer who made the first isothermic and isobaric maps, is born.Ref: 2
1849*Ivan Pavlov (physiologist: 1904 Nobel Laureate in Medicine; developer of Pavlov’s Theory; is born.Ref: 4
1857*Alice Stone Blackwell, American women's suffragist and editor, is born.Ref: 70
1860*Hamlin Garland, author who wrote about the Midwest in novels such as A Son of the Middle Border and The Book of the American Indian, is born.Ref: 2
1864*Lord Cecil of Chelwood UK, help form League of Nations (Nobel 1937), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, creator of the 'Gibson Girl., is born.Ref: 2
1879*Margaret Sanger nurse, feminist: birth control advocate; first president of International Planned Parenthood; is born.Ref: 4
1886*Middleweight champion boxer Stanley Ketchel (Stanislaus Kiecal) ("The Michigan Assassin") is born in Grand Rapids MI.Ref: 97
1886 Jan Garrique Masaryk Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35), is born.Ref: 17
1887*Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist, president of M. I. T. (1930-48), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Hal B. Wallis, film producer (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca), is born.Ref: 17
1899*Norman Chandler, American publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is born.Ref: 70
1904*Richard Mohaupt Breslau Germany, composer (Bucolica), is born.Ref: 5
1907 A Cecil Snyder Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Cecil Brown news correspondent (CBS), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Bernie Green NYC, orch leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jack (John Edward) Hawkins actor: Ben Hur, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Lola, Zulu; is born.Ref: 4
1910*Lehman Engel Jackson Miss, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Rolf Liebermann, Zurich Switzerland, composer (Leonore), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Disney master animator Frank Thomas born.Ref: 73
1913*Jacobo Arbenz president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Clayton Moore actor: The Lone Ranger, Jesse James Rides Again; is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 17
1914*Kay Medford NYC, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Eric Bentley England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Jack Somack Chic Ill, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Kay Medford (Maggie O’Regin) actress: Lola, Funny Girl, Butterfield 8, The Rat Race, Dean Martin Presents, The Dean Martin Show, To Rome with Love; is born.Ref: 4
1920*Bud Palmer, Hollywood Calif, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Hughes Rudd news correspondent: CBS Morning News [20 years]; ABC; is born.Ref: 4
1921*Constance Baker Motley, civil rights attorney; first woman elected as president of Manhattan [NYC]; 1st black woman to become a state senator of NY; federal judge, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Bud (John) Palmer basketball: Princeton Univ., NY Knickerbockers; broadcaster: CBS Sports, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Jerry Coleman baseball: NY Yankees; broadcaster: San Diego Padres, CBS Radio Sports: “There’s a long drive. The outfielder is back at the warning track and hits his head on the wall! It rolls back toward second base! This could be a triple!”, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Robert Webber Santa Ana Calif, actor ($, Nuts, Pvt Benjamin), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Gardner Dickinson golf: member of NCAA Championship team at LSU [1947]; first PGA tour victory: Miami Beach Open [1956]; last tour victory: Atlanta Classic [defeated Jack Nicklaus in playoff: 1971]; member U.S. Ryder Cup teams [1967, 1971]; member of Sports Halls of Fame: Georgia, AL, LSU; is born.Ref: 4
1928*Albert Shanker American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers), is born.Ref: 5
1929*John Gutfreund, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Allan Bloom author: The Closing of the American Mind, Love and Friendship; is born.Ref: 4
1933*Zoe Caldwell, actress: Medea, Lantern Hill, is born in Australia.Ref: 4
1933*Harve Presnell Modesto Calif, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Kate Millett, writer: The Basement, Flying, Sexual Politics; sculptor, is born in St Paul MN.Ref: 4
1935*Ed Khayat football: Philadelphia Eagles, NE Patriots, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Walter Koenig actor: Star Trek, Antony and Cleopatra, Moontrap, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Nicol Williamson actor: The Advocate, Christopher Columbus, Excalibur, The Human Factor, Robin and Marian, Hamlet, is born in Scotland.Ref: 4
1938*Leonard Frey US, comedian/actor (Fiddler on the Roof), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Walter Koenig, Chicago Ill, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Priscilla Mitchell singer: Yes Mr. Peters [w/Roy Drusky], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Joey (Davenie) Heatherton actress: Dean Martin Presents, Cry-Baby, Bluebeard; daughter of Ray Heatherton of Tropicana Orange Juice fame, is born in Rockville Center NY.Ref: 4
1946*Pete Agnew musician: bass, singer: group: Nazareth: Love Hurts, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Jon ‘Bowzer’ Bauman singer: group: Sha Na Na: LP: Rock & Roll is Here to Stay!; is born in Queens NY.Ref: 4
1947*Sam Neill actor: In the Mouth of Madness, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, The Piano, Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Sleeping Dogs, Ivanhoe, The Final Conflict, My Brilliant Career, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Wolfgang Schwartz Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Paul Kossoff musician: guitar: group: Free: All Right Now; is born.Ref: 4
1952*Margit Schumann German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Barry Cowsill singer: group: The Cowsills: Indian Lake, Hair, The Rain, the Park and Other Things, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Joe Penny London, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Tim (Timothy Charles) Wallach baseball: Montreal Expos , LA Dodgers, CA Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Mary (Frances) Crosby, actress: Dallas: she shot J.R.; daughter of Bing and Kathryn Crosby, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1959*Morten Harket singer: group: a-ha: Take on Me, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Anthony Addabbo actor (Jason-Generations), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Antonia Real Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's first surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy.Ref: 5
1964*Faith Ford actress: Murphy Brown, Thirtysomething, Another World, If It’s Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium, The Norm Show, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Anna Malle actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Kim McKamy actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1969*Michael J. Cox actor: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1971*Kimberly Williams actress: Father of the Bride, is born.Ref: 4
1989*Jesse James actor, is born.Ref: 4
258*St. Cyprian is beheaded. (Jones, Allison, "Saints", ©1992, ISBN 0-550-17014-6) 
407 St. John Chrysotom dies.Ref: 10
891*Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1146*Zangi of the Near East is murdered. The Sultan Nur ad-Din, his son, pursues the conquest of Edessa.Ref: 2
1321*Dante Alighieri Italian poet (Divina Commedia), dies of malaria just hours after finishing writing Paradiso.Ref: 68
1523*Adrian VI, Dutch Elected Pope in 1522, dies at age 64.Ref: 69
1638*John Harvard clergyman, scholar: Harvard College named for him; dies.Ref: 68
1712*Gian Domenico Cassini, Italian-born French astronomer, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1742*(Declaration of Independence) James Wilson, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Carskerdo, Scotland. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1759*Louis Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1788*(Declaration of Independence) John Penn, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1836*Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice President of The United States, dies at age 80, the same day his divorce from his second wife is granted. Ref 
1851*James Fenimore Cooper writer: The Leatherstocking Tales: The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, The Prairie; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1852*Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, British PM (C) (1828-30), English general; defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo (1815), British PM (C) (1828-30), dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1898*William Seward Burroughs, inventor of the adding machine, dies.Ref: 68
1901*William McKinley dies of a gunshot wound received on Sep 6th. Theodore Roosevelt moves into the presidency.Ref: 68
1909*Charles Follen McKim, American architect, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1911*Russian Premier Piotr Stolypin is mortally wounded in an assassination attempt at the Kiev opera house.Ref: 2
1926*Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies.Ref: 17
1927*American dancer Isadora Duncan was driving in a 16-valve Bugatti when her trademark long scarf caught in the rear wheel of the vehicle and she was instantly strangled to death.Ref: 24
1936*Irving Thalberg, 9/14/1936 American movie executive, dies at age 37.Ref: 70
1937*Tomás G Masaryk Czechoslovakia, Father/President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at age 87.Ref: 5
1959*(Bert DeWayne) Wayne Morris actor: Paths of Glory, Task Force; dies.Ref: 70
1960*Sir Arthur Fleming, English engineer, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1966*Gertrude Berg actress (Molly Goldberg-The Goldbergs), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1974*Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], actr (Follow the Leader), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1974*Warren Hull actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1982*Princess Grace of Monaco, 52, dies from injuries suffered when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her daughter, seventeen-year-old Stephanie, a passenger in the car, suffered bruises and trauma. Princess Grace, the former movie star, Grace Kelly, of PA and Hollywood, had been married to Prince Ranier III of Monaco since 1956.Ref: 68
1982*Lebanon's president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, is killed by a bomb. (XDG, p 4A, 9/14/2000)Ref: 83
1982*Bashir Gemayel Lebanon's president-elect, killed by a bomb.Ref: 5
1984*Janet Gaynor (Laura Gainor) first Academy Award-winning actress [1927-28 3 films]: Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, Sunrise; A Star is Born, The Young in Heart; dies at age 77 from a traffic accident.Ref: 5
1988*Louis Quinn actor, dies at 73 of cancer.Ref: 5
1989*(Damaso) Perez Prado musician: piano, organ: Patricia, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, Mambo No. 5, Mambo No. 8 dies.Ref: 4
1991*Julie Bovasso actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancerRef: 5
1992*Paul Joseph Martin, Canadian politician and diplomat, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1995*(Chicago 7) William Kunstler defense attorney: Tom Hayden, Chicago Seven, Abbie Hoffman, dies.Ref: 68
1996*Juliet Prowse dancer, actress: Can-Can, G.I. Blues, Mona McCluskey; L’Eggs commercials; dies.Ref: 4

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