September 14: Day of the Week
September 14, 2021 is the 257th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1682Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
- 1814The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
- 1829The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
- 1939World War II: The Estonian military boards the Polish submarine ship ORP in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union will later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.
- 1954In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village, exposing some 45,000 soldiers and 10,000 civilians to nuclear fallout.
- 1959The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
- 1960Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
- 1985Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.
- 2003In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.
Who were born on September 14?
- 1774Lord William Bentinck, British soldier, Governor General of India (d. 1839)
- 1909Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)
- 1919Deryck Cooke, British musicologist (d. 1976)
- 1924Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)
- 1933Harve Presnell, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1946Pete Agnew, bassist for the Scottish rock band Nazareth
- 1947Sam Neill, New Zealand actor
- 1953Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
- 1956Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek politician
- 1979Jesse Marunde, American strongman/athlete (d. 2007)
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