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Notable Historical Events for September 14th

1939First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill visits Scapa Flow, Orkney

1948Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary

1954Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

2007Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

1968Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

2009David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

1924Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

1812Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)

1901Theodore Roosevelt is sword in as President, the youngest man to serve as President of the US, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on September 14th

1929John Gutfreund, American investment banker and former CEO of Salomon Brothers Inc (King of Wall Street)

1983Amy Winehouse, Southgate, London, singer ("Stronger Than Me, Rehab), (d. 2011)

1769Alexander von Humboldt, Berlin, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), (d. 1859)

1947Sam Neill, Northern Ireland, actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano)

1879Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent

1849Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)

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Notable Weddings on September 14th

1954Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry

1838Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York

1974Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

2002No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England

1835American leading transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (33) marries 2nd wife Lydia (Lidian) Jackson in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1886Neurologist Sigmund Freud (30) weds Martha Bernays (25) in Hamburg, Germany

2008Actor George Takei (68) weds Brad Altman at Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

1970Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)

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Notable Divorces on September 14th

1962Actress Janet Leigh (35) divorces actor Tony Curtis (37) after after 10 years of marriage

1984Film director John Carpenter (36) divorces actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) after 5 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on September 14th

1901Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz

1852Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1851James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

1982Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

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