September 14 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Holy Cross Day
- Christian
Battle of San Jacinto
Nicaragua National Holiday
Hug Your Hound Day
- Weird

Historical Events

  • 1180: In Japan, the Battle of Ishibashiyama begins.
  • 1402: Scottish forces defeat English forces at the Battle of Homildon Hill.
  • 1682: One of the oldest schools in Wales, Bishop Gore School, is founded on this day.
  • 1752: The British Empire adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1763: At the Battle of Devil’s Hole during the Pontiac’s War, British forces are defeated by Seneca warriors.
  • 1861: The Battle of South Mountain continues during the American Civil War.
  • 1901: After an assassination attempt on his life 8-days prior, United States President William McKinley dies and is succeeded by Vice President of the U.S Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1917: Russia officially becomes a republic.
  • 1969: This date is chosen by the United States Selective Service as the First Draft Lottery Date.
  • 1999: Nauru, Tonga and Kiribati join the U.N.
  • 2000: Microsoft releases the Windows ME operating system.

Famous Birthdays

  • German explorer and geographer Alexander von Humboldt is born in 1769.
  • English actress and singer Fanny Holland is born in 1847.
  • Swedish-American solder and Medal of Honor recipient John Olof Dahlgren is born in 1872.
  • American activist and nurse Margaret Sanger is born in 1879.
  • Austrian painter and illustrator Richard Gerstl is born in 1883.
  • Polish violinist and composer Paul Kochanski is born in 1887.
  • American economist and Nobel Prize laureate Lawrence Klein is born in 1920.
  • American lawyer, judge and politician Constance Baker Motley is born in 1921.
  • Northern Ireland born New Zealand actor Sam Neill is born in 1947.
  • American cellist and composer Tom Cora is born in 1953.
  • Australian swimmer Judy Playfair is born in 1953.
  • American painter and photographer David Wojnarowicz is born in 1954.
  • American actress Faith Ford is born in 1964.
  • English politician Grant Shapps is born in 1968.
  • Norwegian footballer Cecilie Pedersen is born in 1990.
  • American cyclist Connor Fields is born in 1992.
  • South Korean rapper Zico is born in 1992.