This Day in History on 14 September

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 14 September. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1803: British General Lake captured Delhi in India.

1901: Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th and youngest president of the US at the age of 43.

1917: Russia declared its empire Russian Republic.

1948: Indian Army captured the city of Daulatabad as part of Operation Polo.

1949: Hindi language was declared as the national language of India and celebrated as Hindi Day. But, South Indian states don’t consider the Hindi language as National Language.

The Indian Army captures the city of Aurangabad as part of Operation Polo

1959: Man reached out and made contact with the Moon for the first time. Lunik II, a Soviet spacecraft, crash-landed on the moon after a two days journey. It sent back a stream of scientific data during the trip.

1960: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was created by Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.

1975: Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, canonized by Pope Paul VI, became the first American saint.

1997: Ahmedabad-Howrah express plunged into a river in Bilaspur, Madhya Pradesh, which caused 81 deaths of people.

2000: Microsoft had released Windows ME.

2015: The first observation of Gravitational waves was made, announced by the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations on 11 February 2016.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Robin Singh

1769: Boron von Humboldt, a German scientist who explored Central and South America and published data that forms the foundation of the study of ecology, which he initiated.

1774: Lord William Bentinck, He was a British soldier and statesman. He served as Governor-General of India from 1828 to 1835. He has been credited for significant social and educational reforms in India including abolishing Sati, suppressing female infanticide, and human sacrifice.

Ayushmann Khurrana

1879: Margaret Higgins Sanger, an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse.

1887: Charles Dana Gibson, an American artist who created the Gibson Girl, an idealist picture of a woman which set a new style of American femininity.

1923: Ram Jethmalani, an Indian lawyer, and politician.

1963: Robin Singh, Trinidadian-Indian cricketer and coach

1968: Tanya Arvind Dubash, Indian businesswoman. She is an executive director and chief brand officer at the Godrej Group.

1975: Rahul Sharma, an Indian businessman, founder of Revolt Motors, YU Televentures, and the co-founder of Micromax Informatics. He married to actress Asin Thottumukal.

1984: Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor and singer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Juliet Prowse

1712: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian Mathematician, astronomer, and engineer. Cassini discovered four satellites of the planet Saturn and noted the division of the rings of Saturn

1836: Aaron Burr, an American politician, and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson’s first term

1901: William McKinley, an American politician. He was the 25th President of the United States, the last one to have served in the American Civil War.

1996: Juliet Prowse, Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1937)

1998: Yang Shangkun, 4th president of the People’s Republic of China.

2005: Robert Wise, American Oscan winning film director.

2011: Harishchandra Madhavrao Birajdar, a wrestler and wrestling coach from India. He was a Gold Medallist in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. He was also known as the coach of National Games winners.

2015: Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway.

Further Reading

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