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On This Day — September 14

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September 14th is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56)

On this day in history:

1741 – George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.

1753 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).

1901 – U.S. President William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.

1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

2007 – Financial crisis of 2007–2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Jurassic Park Actor Sam Neill turns 70

The Walking Dead Star Andrew Lincoln turns 44

Downton Abbey Actress Jessica Brown Findlay turns 28

Rapper Nas turns 44

Soul Singer Amy Winehouse would have turned 34

Happy Birthday to all September 14th babies!

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