On This Day: September 14th

This is 257th day of the year and 108 days remain in the year.

in history
1814
1901
President McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.
1927
Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France.
1940
Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1959
The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon when it crashed onto the lunar surface.
1982
Princess Grace of Monaco died from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous day.
1994
Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.
September 14 Birthdays
Alexander von Humboldt1769–1859, German naturalist and explorer.
Amy Winehousesinger, songwriter
Margaret Sangerfeminist
Ivan Petrovich Pavlovphysiologist
Charles Dana Gibsonillustrator
Constance Baker Motleylawyer and jurist
Alice Stone Blackwellfeminist



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