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September 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 14

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September 14th is Gobstopper Day as well as Eat A Hoagie Day.

Today is the 258th day of the year, and there’s only 108 days remaining of the year in 2024.

If today is special to you, you’re going to love to know what events happened on this day that makes it truly a unique day. Here you’ll also find facts about this day, and which celebrities were born on September 14.

Did you know that on this day in 1959, the Luna 2 spacecraft from the Soviet Union intentionally crashed into the moon? This made it the first human-made artifact to reach the moon.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 14th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on September 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2017

Singer Selena Gomez shared on Instagram that she had a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus.

2015

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at school after bringing in a homemade clock, which was mistaken for a bomb.

Mohamed’s English teacher at a school in Irving, Texas, reported the clock to the principal after suspecting it to be a bomb. Police were called, and Mohamed was arrested. The clock incident caused an uproar about racial profiling and Islamophobia in Texas.

2003

The people of Estonia voted to approve joining the European Union.

Sixty-six percent of voters approved the decision in a country-wide referendum. Estonia eventually joined the EU on May 1, 2004.

1985

The American sitcom “The Golden Girls” premiered on NBC.

OTD in 1985: The American sitcom "The Golden Girls" premiered on NBC.

1975

Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Anne Seton as the first American saint.

Elizabeth was born before the foundation of the United States of America in 1774 in the province of New York and spent her life devoted to good deeds in the service of God. One of the main reasons she was beatified was that when a nun prayed to her in 1952 to cure a child of leukemia, the child was miraculously healed.

1963

Mary Ann Fischer gave birth to quintuplets, who became the first US quintuplets to survive past infancy.

On this day, Mary gave birth to four girls and one boy.

1959

The Luna 2 spacecraft by the Soviet Union became the first human-made artifact to land on the moon’s surface.

1956

The IBM 305 RAMAC commercial computer was announced to the public.

More than 1,000 units were sold at an introductory rate of $3,200 per month, which is equivalent to almost $30,000 a month in today’s money.

1949

Hindi became the official language of India.

This day is now celebrated yearly as a national holiday and is known as Hindi Day.

1939

The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 became the first successful helicopter to fly.

OTD in 1939: The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 became the first successful helicopter to fly.

1901

Theodore Roosevelt became the US president after former president William McKinley died from gunshot wounds.

1829

The Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, which ended the Russo-Turkish War.

1752

Britain skipped ten days of the Calendar from September 3 to September 13, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar starting on this day.

1716

Boston Light was illuminated for the first time.

OTD in 1716: Boston Light was illuminated for the first time.

The Boston Light was the first lighthouse built in North America and located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Andrew Lincoln? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1983

Amy Winehouse

English

Singer

Amy Winehouse

Died On:

Jul 23, 2011 (Age 27)

Born In:

England, UK

1973

Andrew Lincoln

English

Actor

Andrew Lincoln

Age:

50 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1989

Logan Henderson

American

Actor

Logan Henderson

Age:

34 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

1947

Sam Neill

New Zealand

Actor

Sam Neill

Age:

76 years old

Born In:

Northern Ireland, UK

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, September 14th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1952

2009

Patrick Swayze

American

Actor

Patrick Swayze

1952

2009

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze was an American actor born on August 18, 1952. He died on this day in 2009, at age 57 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died On:

Sep 14, 2009 (Age 57)

Died In:

California, USA

1843

1901

William McKinley

American

President

William McKinley

1843

1901

William McKinley

William McKinley was an American president born on January 28, 1843. He died on this day in 1901, at age 58 in Buffalo, New York, USA.

Died On:

Sep 14, 1901 (Age 58)

Died In:

New York, USA

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

September 14: National Eat A Hoagie Day
United States

National Eat A Hoagie Day

Whether you call it a hoagie, a sub, a grinder, or a po’boy, celebrating today couldn’t be simpler. While they’re all slightly different, the idea is the same – a long bread roll cut lengthwise and filled with meat, cheese, and vegetables. So what fillings will you try today in your hoagie?

September 14: Gobstopper Day
United States

Gobstopper Day

For a child, there’s really nothing more incredible than a seemingly never-ending candy. No matter how much you lick or suck on them, gobstoppers just go on forever. So whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, it doesn’t matter; suck on a gobstopper today and see how long it lasts!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

There’s no period in “Dr. Pepper.” It was removed because the old logo font made it look like “Di: Pepper.”

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on September 14th all share the Virgo star sign.

Virgo is commonly the most detail-oriented of the zodiac signs. Virgos are practical, analytical, and hard-working. They’re good at knowing where to look for the core of any problem.

Sapphire is the birthstone given to people born in September. One of the largest sources for Sapphire is in Queensland, Australia. Did you know that the Sapphire has been the official state gem of Queensland since 1985?

Those who were born on September 14th were likely conceived the previous year on December 22nd.

A baby that is conceived on September 14th, 2024, will likely be born around June 7th, 2025.

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