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On This Day — September 14th

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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.

Events

AD 81 – Domitian, the last Flavian emperor of Rome, was confirmed by the Senate to succeed his brother Titus.

1752 – In adopting the Gregorian calendar under the terms of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, the British Empire skipped eleven days, with September 2 being followed directly by September 14.

1914 – HMAS AE1, the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine, was lost at sea; its wreck was not found until 2017.

1940 – The Hungarian Army indiscriminately killed at least 150 ethnic Romanians in Ipp, Transylvania, after rumors spread that Romanians were responsible for the recent deaths of two soldiers.

2015 – Physicists of the LIGO and Virgo projects first observed gravitational waves, the existence of which was predicted by Henri Poincaré in 1905.

Celebrity Birthdays

Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill turns 71

The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln turns 45

Amy Winehouse would have turned 35

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay turns 29

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