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Notable Historical Events for September 14th

1964Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

1741George Frideric Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days

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

19841st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host

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

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.

1975Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1924Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

1923Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1987107th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64)

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Notable Birthdays on September 14th

1879Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 14th

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

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

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

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

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

1954Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry

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

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

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Notable Divorces on September 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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