14 September

14 September

September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 108 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Eat A Hoagie Day
  • Hindi Diwas in India

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 14

2000: Microsoft Launches Windows ME

The Millennium Edition was the last of the operating systems of the Windows 9x series.

1985: The Golden Girls Make Their Television Debut

The popular American sitcom about 4 single and older women living together in a Miami, Florida house ran for 6 seasons on NBC. The main characters in the show were played by Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White, each of whom won the Emmys for their acting in the show. The series also won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and 3 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series.

1979: The Afghan President is assassinated

Nur Muhammad Taraki had taken office less than a year ago when he was killed by gunfire at the behest of Hafizullah Amin. Amin took the seat of the president after the assassination and ruled for only 3 months before he was killed by the Soviets during Operation Storm-333.

1959: First Man-Made Object Successfully Lands on the Moon

Soviet space probe Luna 2 was also the first man-made spacecraft to land on any celestial object. It was launched on September 12, 1959, and lost communications with Earth as it impacted the Moon’s surface east of Mare Serenitatis near the Aristides, Archimedes, and Autolycus craters.

1956: IBM 305 RAMAC is Released

The 350 RAMAC was the first computer with a disk drive and was primarily targeted towards business that did real-time transactions. RAMAC stood for Random Access Method of Accounting and Control. The RAMAC 350, which was one of the last vacuum tube computers manufactured by IBM, was replaced by the IBM 1401 in the early 1960s.

1752: In 1752 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopted the Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3 – Sept 13).

In 1752 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopted the Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3 – Sept 13).

1956: #IBM introduced its first #commercialcomputer. Their work was revolutionary at the time, however, when compared against the lightweight benefits of modern technology, their hard drives weighed much, much more – over a tonne!!! storage. RAMAC stood for “Random Access Method of Accounting and Control”, as its design was motivated by the need for real-time accounting in business.

#IBM introduced its first #commercialcomputer. Their work was revolutionary at the time, however, when compared against the lightweight benefits of modern technology, their hard drives weighed much, much more – over a tonne!!! storage. RAMAC stood for “Random Access Method of Accounting and Control”, as its design was motivated by the need for real-time accounting in business.
#IBM introduced its first #commercialcomputer. Their work was revolutionary at the time, however, when compared against the lightweight benefits of modern technology, their hard drives weighed much, much more – over a tonne!!! storage. RAMAC stood for “Random Access Method of Accounting and Control”, as its design was motivated by the need for real-time accounting in business.

1936: Spanish Civil War, Republican militia near Aragon front, September 1936. Colourised.

Spanish Civil War, Republican militia near Aragon front, September 1936. Colourised.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 14

1985: Aya Ueto, Japanese actress, singer

1983: Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter

1965: Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician, 3rd President of Russia

1879: Margaret Sanger, American activist

1769: Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer, explorer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 14

1936: Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter, producer

1901: William McKinley, American politician, 25th President of the United States

1852: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish/English field marshal, politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1836: Aaron Burr, American politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States

407: John Chrysostom, Turkish archbishop


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