Thursday, September 14, 2017
History for September 14 - On-This-Day.com
Ivan Pavlov 1849, Margaret Sanger 1879, Clayton Moore 1914
Allan Bloom 1930, Walter Koenig 1936, Sam Neill 1947
1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.
1899 - In New York City, Henry Bliss became the first automobile fatality.
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42, succeeded him.
1938 - The VS-300 made its first flight. The craft was based on the helicopter technology patented by Igor Sikorsky.
1960 - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded. The core members were Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
1963 - Mary Ann Fischer gave birth to America's first surviving quintuplets.
1972 - "The Waltons" premiered on CBS-TV.
1999 - Disney World closed down for the first time in its 28-year history. The closure was due to Hurricane Floyd heading for Florida.