September 14th

2000
Microsoft Launches Windows ME. The Millennium Edition was the last of the operating systems of the Windows 9x series.
Windows ME
1994
Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.
List of events broadcast on Wide World of Sports (U.S. TV series ...
1985
The Golden Girls Make Their Television Debut. The popular American sitcom about 4 single and older women living together in a Miami, Florida house ran for 6 seasons on NBC. The main characters in the show were played by Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White, each of whom won the Emmys for their acting in the show. The series also won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and 3 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series.
The Golden Girls
1982
Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries suffered in a car crash.
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
1979
The Afghan President is assassinated. Nur Muhammad Taraki had taken office less than a year ago when he was killed by gunfire at the behest of Hafizullah Amin. Amin took the seat of the president after the assassination and ruled for only 3 months before he was killed by the Soviets during Operation Storm-333.
Hafizullah Amin
1975
Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint.
Elizabeth Ann Seton
1960
Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
OPEC
1959
First Man-Made Object Successfully Lands on the Moon. Soviet space probe Luna 2 was also the first man-made spacecraft to land on any celestial object. It was launched on September 12, 1959, and lost communications with Earth as it impacted the Moon’s surface east of Mare Serenitatis near the Aristides, Archimedes, and Autolycus craters.
Luna 2
1956
IBM 305 RAMAC is Released. The 350 RAMAC was the first computer with a disk drive and was primarily targeted towards business that did real-time transactions. RAMAC stood for Random Access Method of Accounting and Control. The RAMAC 350, which was one of the last vacuum tube computers manufactured by IBM, was replaced by the IBM 1401 in the early 1960s.
IBM 305 RAMAC
1949
India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
Hindi Divas
1940
Congress passed the Selective Training and Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
Selective Training and Service Act of 1940
1939
World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut.
Igor Sikorsky
1927
Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France.
Isadora Duncan
1901
President William B. McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, 42, was sworn in, becoming the youngest president in U.S. history.
Assassination of William McKinley
1814
Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
Fort McHenry
1812
Napoleon occupies Moscow and the fires start, extinguished by the 19th.
Fire of Moscow (1812)
1752
Britain (and American colonies) adopt the Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th).
1752
1741
George Frideric Handel finishes his 'Messiah' oratorio after working on it non-stop for 23 days.
Concerti grossi, Op. 6 (Handel)