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258        Sep 14, Thascius Caecilius Cyprian (b.~200), Christian writer and Bishop of Carthage (248), died as a martyr in Carthage.

407        Sep 14, Johannes Chrysostomus (b.c347), patriarch of Constantinople (398) and exiled in 404, died in Pontus (later northeast Turkey). He is generally considered the most prominent doctor of the Greek Church and the greatest preacher ever heard in a Christian pulpit.

1146        Sep 14, Zangi of the Near East was murdered. The Sultan Nur ad-Din, his son, pursued the conquest of Edessa (NW Mesopotamia).
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1321        Sep 14, Dante Alighieri, author of the "Divine Comedy," died of malaria just hours after finishing writing "Paradiso." The poem was completed in Italian rather than Latin. It helped make Italian the dominant linguistic force in European literature for the next few centuries. In 2006 Barbara Reynolds authored “Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man."
    (, 3/26/99, p.W2)(Econ, 12/2/06, p.84)

1486        Sep 14, Heinrich Agrippa von Nettesheim (d.1535), German occultist, alchemist, royal astrologer, was born in Cologne.

1531        Sep 14, Philipp Apian (d.1589), German geographer and cartographer, was born.

1544        Sep 14, Henry VIII's forces took Boulogne, France.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1638        Sep 14, John Harvard (B.1607), a Massachusetts Puritan minister died. On his deathbed he bequeathed half his estate to Harvard College.
    (, 3/26/15, p.32)

1646        Sep 14, Robert Devereux (b.1591), 3rd earl of Essex, died.

1716        Sep 14, The 1st lighthouse in the US was lit in Boston Harbor. It was blown up by the British in 1776 and was replaced in 1783.
    (, 3/31/12, p.41)

1737        Sep 14, Johann Michael Haydn (d.1806), composer and younger brother of Franz Joseph, was born in Austria.

1741        Sep 14, George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) finished "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it in London non-stop for 23 days. Messiah premiered April 13, 1742.
    (, p.41)

1743        Sep 14, Nicolas Lancret, French artist, died. He was a brilliant depicter of light comedy which reflected the tastes and manners of French society under the regent Orleans. His work included “Study of a Woman Seated on the Ground" and “Study of a Man."
    (, 7/13/13, p.E3)

1750        Sep 14, Carl T. Pachelbel (b.1690), German-born US organist and composer, died. He was the younger brother of Johann Pachelbel.

1759        Sep 14, Louis Joseph de Montcalm-Grozon, Marquis de Montcalm (b.1712) and chief of French forces, died at age 47 on the Plains of Abraham in Canada.

1760        Sep 14, Luigi Cherubini (d.1842), Italian-born prodigy and French composer, was born.

1769        Sep 14, Baron Freidrich von Humboldt (d.1859), German naturalist and explorer who made the first isothermic and isobaric maps, was born.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1773         Sep 14, Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov successfully stormed a Turkish fort at Hirsov, Turkey.
    (HN, 9/14/99)

1786        Sep 14, Two French ships appeared off the coast of Monterey, the first foreign vessels to visit Spain's California colonies. Aboard was a party of eminent scientists, navigators, cartographers, illustrators, and physicians. For the next ten days Jean Francois de La Pérouse, the commander of this expedition, took detailed notes on the life and character of the area. Perouse’s notes were later published under the title “Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786: The Journals of Jean Francois De LA Perouse."

1791        Sep 14, Louis XVI solemnly swore his allegiance to the French constitution.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1812        Sep 14, The Russian army left Moscow. Napoleon's invasion of Russia reached its climax as his Grande Armee entered Moscow, only to find the enemy capital deserted and burning, set afire by the few Russians who remained. The fires were extinguished by Sep 19.
    (ON, 10/2010, p.11)(

1814        Sep 14, In the dawn light Francis Scott Key saw that the American flag still waved over Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. He looked on from the deck of a boat on the Patasco River nine miles away and wrote “The Star Spangled Banner." The lyrics were alter adopted to the British tune "To Anacreon in Heaven," which had also served as Irish drinking song and a number of other songs. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was officially recognized as the national anthem in 1931. The seldom sung third verse says: “No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave." The 40 feet long flag had been made by Baltimore widow Mary Young Pickersgill and her 13-year-old daughter just a month before the attack. In 1907 the flag was donated to the Smithsonian.
    (, 7/4/97, p.A2)(AP, 9/14/97) (WSJ, 7/3/02, p.B1)(SFC, 9/15/17 p.A5)

1836        Sep 14, Aaron Burr, the 3rd US Vice President, died. He had served as vice-president under Thomas Jefferson. Burr is alleged to have fathered a black illegitimate son named John Pierre Burr. In 1999 Roger W. Kennedy authored "Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson: A Study in Character." In 2007 Nancy Isenberg authored “Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr."
    (WSJ, 10/27/99, p.A16)(WSJ, 10/5/05, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/24/07, p.D7)

1847        Sep 14, US forces under Gen. Winfield Scott took control of Mexico City (the "Halls of Montezuma"). The Mexican forces fled with their leader, Santa Anna.
    (HFA, '96, p.48)(AP, 9/14/97)

1849        Sep 14(OS), Ivan Pavlov (d.1936), Russian physiologist who studied dogs' responses to food suggestions, was born. He won a Nobel Prize in 1904.
    (HN, 9/14/98)(
1849        Sep 14, La Meuse, the first ship to sail from France to California, arrived in San Francisco with 41 all male passengers.
    (SF, 8/29/15, p.C2)

1851        Sep 14, James Fenimore Cooper (b.1789), writer, died at Cooperstown, NY.

1852        Sep 14, Augustus Pugin (b.1812), English Gothic architect and designer, died. He had just this year helped oversee the completion of the new Palace of Westminster and sketched a design for the clock tower shortly before his death. In 2007 Rosemary Hill authored “God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain.
    (Econ, 8/11/07, p.74)(, 3/20/09, p.W14)
1852        Sep 14, Arthur Wellesley (b.1769), General and Duke of Wellington, died at 83.

1853        Sep 14, The Allies landed at Eupatoria on the west coast of Crimea.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1856        Sep 14, At the Battle of San Jacinto, Nicaragua defeated invaders. General José Dolores Estrada led his men against the powerful forces of William Walker and his filibusters, who sought to take over Nicaragua and all of Central America.

1860        Sep 14, Hamlin Garland, author, was born. He wrote about the Midwest in novels such as “A Son of the Middle Border" and “The Book of the American Indian."
    (HN, 9/14/00)

1862        Sep 14, At the battles of South Mountain and Crampton’s Gap, Maryland Union troops smashed into the Confederates as they closed in on what would become the Antietam battleground. Confederates delayed McClellan’s advance against Lee.
    (HN, 9/14/98)(AM, 11/04, p.28)
1862        Sep 14, A contingent of Federal troops escaped from the beleaguered Harper's Ferry.
1862        Sep 14, In San Francisco some 3,000 people packed into Platt’s Music Hall at Bush and Montgomery to hear Unitarian minister Starr King (1824-1864) speak on behalf of the Sanitary Commission, a forerunner of the Red Cross. His speech inspired businessmen to raise money and within 5 days $100,000 was raised. In one year California raised some $500,000.
    (SFC, 11/30/13, p.C3)

1864        Sep 14, Lord Robert Cecil, one of the founders of the League of Nations and its president from 1923 to 1945, was born.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1867        Sep 14, Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, was born. He was the creator of the ‘Gibson Girl.’
    (HN, 9/14/00)

1872        Sep 14, Britain paid US $15 million for damages during Civil War. The British government paid £3 million in damages to the United States in compensation for building the Confederate commerce-raider Alabama. The confederate navy‘s Alabama was built at the Birkenhead shipyards. Despite its official neutrality during the American Civil War, Britain allowed the warship to leave port, and it subsequently played havoc with Federal shipping. The U.S. claimed compensation, and a Court of Arbitration at Geneva agreed, setting the amount at £3 million.
    (HNQ, 9/2/00)(ON, 9/01, p.12)

1874        Sep 14, In Louisiana the Battle of Liberty Place was an attempted insurrection by the Crescent City White League against the legal Reconstruction state government in New Orleans.

1879        Sep 14, Margaret Sanger (d.1966), feminist, nurse, birth control proponent, was born in Corning, NY. [see Sep 14, 1883]

1882        Sep 14, British General Wolseley (d.1913) reached Cairo.

1883        Sep 14, Margaret Higgins Sanger was born. While not the first in the U.S. advocating the use of contraceptives, she coined the term "birth control" in 1914. She was the founder of the birth control movement in the United States and the National Birth Control League. Wife of an affluent architect and mother of three, Sanger worked as a visiting nurse on New York's Lower East Side, where she witnessed the misery and poverty caused by uncontrolled fertility. Sanger became a nurse and after moving to New York City in 1912 became involved in the bohemian society. She launched Woman Rebel magazine in March 1914. For sending pleas for birth control through the mails, she was indicted in August 1914 under New York's 1873 Comstock Act, which classified information related to contraception as being obscene. She went on to lead a global movement for birth control and founded the organization that would later become Planned Parenthood. She died on September 6, 1966. [see Sep 14, 1879]
    (HNQ, 6/22/98)(SFEM, 6/28/98, p.39)(HN, 9/14/98)(HNPD, 9/14/98)
1883        Sep 14, A Ukase barred Yiddish theater in Russia.

1885        Sep 14, Vittorio Gui (d.1975), Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), was born in Rome.

1886        Sep 14, Jan Garrique Masaryk (d.1948), Czech statesman, was born.
1886        Sep 14, George K. Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee, patented typewriter ribbon.

1887        Sep 14, Karl Taylor Compton, physicist and atomic bomb scientist, was born in Wooster, Ohio.

1893        Sep 14, In Virginia the Randolph-Macon Women’s College opened under Pres. William Waugh Smith.  The first session began with 36 boarding students and 12 professors.
    (SSFC, 9/10/06, p.A2)(

1899        Sep 14, Hal B. Wallis (d.1986), film producer, was born in Chicago. His work included “The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca."

1901        Sep 14, President McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley, who was shot eight days earlier.
    (AP, 9/14/97)(HN, 9/14/98)

1905        Sep 14, Pierre de Brazza (b.1852), Franco-Italian explorer, died and was buried in Algeria. He was born in Italy and later naturalized French. Brazza single-handedly opened up for France entry along the right bank of the Congo that eventually led to French colonies in West Africa. In 2006 his remains were exhumed and moved to a mausoleum in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo.
    (, 10/7/06, p.6)

1909        Sep 14, The Tootsie Roll trade-mark was registered. The application by NYC candy makers Hirschfeld and Stern & Saalberg stated that “Tootsie" had been used in association with the candy since September 1908. Leo Hirshfield had invented Bromangelon Jelly Powder around 1895.

1911        Sep 14, Russian Premier Piotr Stolypin was mortally wounded in an assassination attempt at the Kiev opera house.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1912        Sep 14, The United States government notified Nicaragua that it would protect American lives and property there and uphold the government against rebels.
    (MC, 9/14/01)(

1913        Sep 14, The Lincoln Highway Association announced the route of the Lincoln Highway. Its leaders, particularly Henry Joy, President of the Packard Motor Car Company, decided on as straight a route as possible and that decision dictated the course. That initial line was 3,389 miles long. Less than half of it, 1,598 miles, was improved. (Eventually, as segments of the route were improved, the length shrunk to about 3,140 miles).
1913        Sep 14, Jacobo Guzman Arbenz (d.1971), president of Guatemala (1951-54) was born. He was overthrown by the CIA. Arbenz, soldier and nationalist politician and president Guatemala, was the son of a Swiss pharmacist who emigrated to Guatemala, Arbenz joined a group of army officers that overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico in 1944. Arbenz became president with the support of army and leftists, including the Communist Party. His radical policies, especially regarding expropriation of portions of the United Fruit Company holdings, led to a U.S. backed coup in 1954 and his fleeing to Mexico. Arbenz died in 1971 in Mexico City.
     (NG, 10/1988,)(HNQ, 1/14/00)(

1921        Sep 14, Constance Baker Motley, first African-American women to be appointed a federal judge, was born.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1927        Sep 14, Isadora Duncan (born in San Francisco in 1878), modern dance pioneer, died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of her sports car. A 1968 film with Vanessa Redgrave portrayed her life.
    (AP, 9/14/97)(WSJ, 2/20/98, p.A16)(SFC, 9/13/02, p.E2)

1929        Sep 14, The Dow Jones Industrials added Curtis-Wright as a replacement for Wright Aeronautical.
    (WSJ, 4/8/04, p.C4)

1930        Sep 14, Allan Bloom, writer, was born. His work included “The Closing of the American Mind."
    (HN, 9/14/00)
1930        Sep 14, Nazis took 107 seats in German elections.

1933        Sep 14, Zoe Caldwell, actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), was born in Australia. In 2001 Caldwell authored “I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress’s Journey."
    (, 12/16/01, p.M4)

1934        Sep 14, Kate Millet, feminist writer, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work included “Sexual Politics."
    (HN, 9/14/00)(

1936        Sep 14, Irving G. Thalberg (37), film producer and husband to actress Norma Shearer (d.1983), died of pneumonia. In 1937 Hollywood established the Thalberg Memorial Award people whose work reflected a "consistently high quality." In 2009 Mark A. Viera authored “Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince."
    (WSJ, 2/9/01, p.W1)(SSFC, 7/25/04, Par p.2)(Econ, 11/14/09, p.103)

1937        Sep 14, TG Masaryk (b.1886), the first president of Czechoslovakia, died in Bohemia.

1939        Sep 14, British fleet sank the German U-39 U-boat.
1939        Sep 14, In the 1930s Igor Sikorsky (d.1972) turned his attention again to helicopter design and on this day flew the VS-300 on its first test flight. Sikorsky, scientist, engineer, pilot and businessman, was a pioneer in aircraft design who is best known for his successful development of the helicopter. He was fascinated with flight even as a child in Russia, and a 1908 meeting with the Wright brothers determined the course of his life in aviation. After two early helicopter designs failed, Sikorsky turned his attention to fixed-wing aircraft. By 1913 he had developed the Il’ya Muromets, four-engine passenger aircraft that were converted to bombers for use in WWI. The Bolshevik Revolution forced Sikorsky and his family to emigrate to America in 1919 where he established the Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corporation in New York. Over the next 20 years, Sikorsky’s company built passenger planes and flying boats, including the S-40 American Clipper that was used to open new air routes across the Pacific. [see Sep 13]
    (HNPD, 10/27/98)

1940        Sep 14, Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. It passed by one vote.
    (AP, 9/14/97)(SFEC, 8/27/00, BR p.4)

1942        Sep 14, The 3-day Battle of Edson's Ridge at Guadalcanal continued.

1943        Sep 14, German troops abandoned the Salerno front in Italy.
    (HN, 9/14/98)

1944        Sep 14, A Category 3 hurricane, the Great Atlantic Hurricane, struck eastern New England. Winds hit 109 MPH in Connecticut and 46 people were killed on land and caused $100 million in damage. The storm sank 5 ships killing 344 people.
    (AP, 9/21/97)(WSJ, 5/31/06, p.B1)(

1947        Sep 14, Sam Neill, actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano), was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

1948        Sep 14, A groundbreaking ceremony took place in New York at the site of the United Nations' world headquarters.
    (AP, 9/14/99)

1956        Sep 14, Egypt assumed complete control over the operation of the Suez Canal.
    (EWH, 1968, p.1249)

1957        Sep 14, Pres. Eisenhower met with Arkansas Gov. Faubus in Rhode Island. Faubus agreed to cooperate with the president’s decisions regarding the high schools of Little Rock.

1959        Sep 14, The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
    (AP, 9/14/97)

1960        Sep 14, The "Twist" sung by Chubby Checker (born as Ernest Evans in 1941) hit #1. It reached #1 a 2nd time in Jan. 1962.
1960        Sep 14, REITs were created when President Eisenhower signed into law the REIT Act title contained in the Cigar Excise Tax Extension of 1960. REITs were created by Congress in order to give all investors the opportunity to invest in large-scale, diversified portfolios of income-producing real estate.
1960        Sep 14, A Congo coup led by Col. Mobutu overthrew PM Patrice Lumumba.
1960        Sep 14, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela formed OPEC. Fuad Rouhani (1907-2004) of Iran served as its 1st secretary-general. In 1964 he was succeeded by Abdul Rahman Bazzaz of Iraq.
    (HN, 9/14/98)(WSJ, 7/28/03, p.A8)

1961        Sep 14, SF vice squad stage an early morning raid at the Tay-Bush Inn, a restaurant at Bush and Taylor, and jailed 103 people. All but 14 were men accused of dancing together and kissing. Of 242 patrons 139 escaped. Police arrested 103 of an estimated 242 patrons in the “biggest action of its kind." Charges against all but 2 of those arrested were later dropped (1st source says August 14).
    (SSFC, 8/14/11, DB p.42)(SFC, 6/21/13, p.C3)

1963        Sep 14, Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, S.D., gave birth to four girls and a boy, the first surviving quintuplets in the United States.
    (AP, 9/14/03)

1964        Sep 14, California’s State Health Advisory Board approved a change in health regulations that enables fathers to be present during the birth of their children.
    (SSFC, 9/14/14, DB p.42)
1964        Sep 14, UC Berkeley officials announced a new policy prohibiting political action at the campus entrance at Bancroft Way and Telegraph.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.F5)
1964        Sep 14, Pope Paul VI opened the third session of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, also known as Vatican Two.'' The session closed two months later.
    (AP, 9/14/06)
1964        Sep 14, Vasily Grossman (b.1905), Ukraine-born journalist and writer, died in Moscow. His eyewitness reports of a Nazi extermination camp, following the discovery of Treblinka, were among the earliest accounts of a Nazi death camp by a reporter. His novels included "Stalingrad) (1952) and "Life and Fate" (1960). In 2019 Alexandra Popoff authored Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century."
    (WSJ, 5/5/07, p.P16)(

1965        Sep 14, The situation comedy "My Mother the Car" premiered on NBC-TV.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
1965        Sep 14, The TV show "F-Troop" premiered. It ended in 1967 after 65 episodes.
1965        Sep 14, Dmitry Medvedev was born in Leningrad. In 2008 with the backing of Vladimir Putin, he became prime minister of Russia.
    (WSJ, 2/28/08, p.A14)
1965        Sep 14, The 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened.
1965        Sep 14, Vasily Grossman (b.1964, Soviet writer, died in Moscow. In 1961 his novel “Life and Fate," a book about Nazis and Soviets at war, was confiscated. A copy was smuggled to the US and published in English 1985. In 2011 the BBC dramatized the book on Radio 4.
    (Econ, 9/10/11, p.98)(

1966        Sep 14, Operation Attleboro, designed as a training exercise for American troops in South Vietnam, became a month-long struggle against the Viet Cong.
    (HN, 9/14/98)
1966        Sep 14, Tillie Edelstein (b.1898), actress and screenwriter, died. As Gertrude Berg, she created “The Goldbergs" (1929), a radio program that later became first television sitcom. In 2009 Aviva Kempner directed a documentary of Berg titled “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg."
    (, 8/7/09, p.E5)

1967        Sep 14, The TV series “Ironside" began and continued to 1975. It featured Raymond Burr. Early episodes used the old Hall of Justice at 750 Kearney in San Francisco.
    (, 9/6/15, p.F3)

1968        Sep 14, Al Frueh (b.1880), American caricature artist (New Yorker magazine), died.
    (WSJ, 8/21/01, p.A17)(

1969        Sep 14, Males of Swiss canton Schaffhausen rejected female suffrage.

1971        Sep 14, "Cannon" with William Conrad premiered on CBS-TV.

1972        Sep 14, The family drama series "The Waltons" premiered on CBS.
    (AP, 9/14/97)

1973        Sep 14, Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout.

1975        Sep 14, Rembrandt's "Nightwatch" was slashed and damaged in Amsterdam.
1975        Sep 14, Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first native-born American saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
    (AP, 9/14/97)(HN, 9/14/98)

1976        Sep 14, The National Emergencies Act was enacted. The United States federal law was passed to end all previous national states of emergency and to formalize the emergencies powers of the President. It also said Congress could overrule the president with a joint resolution.
    (, 2/15/19, p.A10)

1978        Sep 14, The Soviet Union suspended further flights of the supersonic TU 144.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1691)

1979        Sep 14, Colombia signed an extradition treaty with the US, but Colombian leaders enacted legislation that nullified the pact. It became effective march 4, 1982.
    (SFC, 10/2/98, p.B3)(

1982        Sep 14, John C. Gardner (b.1933), US, writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), was killed in a motorcycle accident. In 2004 Barry Silesky authored "John Gardner: Literary Outlaw."
    (, 2/13/04, p.W8)
1982        Sep 14, Lebanon's president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, was killed by a bomb.
    (AP, 9/14/97)
1982        Sep 14, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before. Her daughter Stephanie survived the crash. Kelly rose to prominence in film with 1952's 'High Noon', and she worked with Alfred Hitchcock in several films including 'Rear Window'. Her movie career was a brief six years where she did win an Oscar for 'The Country Girl'. In 1956 she retired from film following her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
    (AP, 9/14/97)(AP, 10/10/02)

1984        Sep 14, Richard Brautigan (49), writer, died from self-inflicted gunshot wound in Bolinas, Ca. His work included "Trout Fishing in America" (1967) and A Confederate General from Big Sur" (1964). In 1989 Keith Abbott authored the biography: "Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan." In 1999 Edna Webster published "The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings." In 2004 Greg Keeler authored “Waltzing with the Captain: Remembering Richard Brautigan. In 2012 William Hjortsberg authored “Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan."
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.E1)(SSFC, 8/22/04, p.M3)(SFC, 4/16/12, p.E2)
1984        Sep 14, Janet Gaynor (77), the first actress to win an Academy Award (1929), died in San Francisco. She had never fully recovered from a car crash in 1982. Her 34 movies included “Seventh Heaven" and the first “A Star Is Born."
    (SSFC, 9/13/09, DB p.46)
1984        Sep 14, In Georgia Taressa Stanley, a clerk at a Quickie convenience store in Warner Robbins, was killed during a robbery. Police soon arrested Timothy R. Johnson (22) and reportedly frightened him into pleading guilty. Georgia’s Supreme Court overturned Johnson’s conviction in 2006 and he was freed in 2013 after a new jury found him not guilty on all charges.
    (, 11/12/15, p.A7)

1985        Sep 14, The situation comedy "The Golden Girls" premiered on NBC and continued to 1992. The show included Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan (d.1010 at 76) and Estelle Getty as 4 older women living together in Florida.
    (AP, 9/14/05)(, Spring, 2009, p.44)(SFC, 6/4/10, p.C8)
1985        Sep 14, Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon released the Rev. Benjamin Weir after holding him captive for 16 months.
    (AP, 9/14/05)

1986        Sep 14, President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared together on radio and television to appeal for a “national crusade" against drug abuse.
    (AP, 9/14/01)

1987        Sep 14, Cal Ripken (b.1960), baseball star for the Baltimore Orioles, ended his streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games).
1987        Sep 14, Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole resigned to devote herself to the presidential campaign of her husband, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole.
    (AP, 9/14/97)
1987        Sep 14, The first e-mail from China was sent to an int’l. network and proclaimed: “Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner in the world."
    (Econ, 4/6/13, SR p.3)

1988        Sep 14, Hurricane “Gilbert" slammed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after forcing thousands of residents to flee.
    (AP, 9/14/00)

1989        Sep 14, ACT-UP AIDS activists shut down the New York Stock Exchange for a short time when they chained themselves to a balcony overlooking the floor.
    (SFC, 3/22/97, p.A13)
1989        Sep 14, Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year-old pressman on disability for mental illness, killed himself after he shot 8 people dead and wounded 12 at a printing plant in Louisville, Ky.
    (AP, 9/14/99)

1990        Sep 14, Ken Griffey, Sr. and Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in the 1st inning.
1990        Sep 14, During the Persian Gulf crisis, the US Navy reported that American troops had fired a warning shot at an Iraqi tanker, then boarded it briefly before allowing it to proceed.
    (AP, 9/14/00)

1991        Sep 14, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III met with leaders of the Baltic nations, which had declared independence from the Soviet Union.
    (AP, 9/14/01)
1991        Sep 14, Carolyn Suzanne Sapp of Hawaii was crowned “Miss America."
    (AP, 9/14/01)
1991        Sep 14, The government of South Africa, the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party signed a national peace pact.
    (AP, 9/14/01)

1992        Sep 14, The grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan's Invisible Empire of Florida announced that he was moving the group's headquarters from Orlando to Gainesville. He said, it's "a progressive community, and we think we can fit in."
1992        Sep 14, California became the first US state to implement a formal rule about client-lawyer sexual conduct. Rule 3-120 barred lawyers from using their position of power to coerce clients into sleeping with them.
    (, 12/10/16, p.34)
1992        Sep 14, Germany cut key interest rates for the first time in five years, an action the United States and European Community nations had been urging to help spur a world economic recovery.
    (AP, 9/14/97)
1992        Sep 14, The Italian Lira was devalued 7%. This forced Italy to withdraw from the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), a pre-euro system of semi-pegged currencies.
    (, 7/16/11, p.79)

1993        Sep 14, British tourist Gary Colley was shot and killed, his female companion Margaret Jagger wounded, at a highway rest stop in Florida. Three young men, Aundra Aikins, John Crumitie, and Deron Spear, were arrested charged and convicted. Two suspects later received life sentences; two others received lesser sentences.
    (AP, 9/14/03)(SFC, 8/29/97, p.A8)
1993        Sep 14, Israel and Jordan signed a framework for negotiations, a day after the signing of a PLO-Israeli peace accord.
    (AP, 9/14/03)

1994        Sep 14, On the 34th day of a strike by players, Bud Selig, acting commissioner, announced the 1994 baseball season was over. All 28 baseball owners voted to cancel rest of 1994 season.
    (AP, 9/14/99)

1995        Sep 14, Bosnian Serbs agreed to move heavy weapons and tanks away from Serajevo. NATO halted bombing in response.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A14)(SFC,10/16/97, p.A12)

1996        Sep 14, There was a rumor published that was gleaned from the Internet that “friendly fire" caused the crash of TWA Flight 800.
    (SFC, 9/14/96, p.A4)
1996        Sep 14, Tara Dawn Holland of Overland Park, Kansas, won the Miss America beauty pageant.
    (SFC, 9/15/96, p.A6)(AP, 9/14/97)
1996        Sep 14, Juliet Prowse (b.1936), actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), died.
1996        Sep 14, Bosnians went to the polls in their first national elections since the three-and-a-half civil war that ravaged the Balkan republic.
    (AP, 9/14/97)
1996        Sep 14, In Cambodia King Norodom Sihanouk granted amnesty to Ieng Sary, the Khmer Rouge rebel leader.
    (SFC, 9/15/96, p.A16)

1997        Sep 14, At the 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, "Law and Order" won best drama series while "Frasier" won best comedy series.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
1997        Sep 14, An Air Force F-117A Stealth fighter broke apart in midair at a Baltimore County air show. The pilot ejected safely but about a dozen people on the ground were slightly injured.
    (SFC, 9/15/97, p.A2)
1997        Sep 14, Overcoming fears of violence, Bosnians flooded polling stations to vote in local elections.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
1997        Sep 14, In India at least 77 people were killed when a train plunged from a bridge near Champa town in the east of Madhya Pradesh state. Another 234 were injured.
    (SFC, 9/15/97, p.A11)
1997        Sep 14, Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah attack in southern Lebanon.
    (WSJ, 9/15/97, p.A1)
1997        Sep 14, Israel announced that it will return half of the $67 million in Palestinian tax revenues as a “goodwill gesture."
    (SFC, 9/15/97, p.A10)
1997        Sep 14, It was reported that Norway is the world’s 2nd largest oil exporter and that the government sets aside nearly $8.3 billion into a fund for the future.
    (SFEC, 9/14/97, p.A24)

1998        Sep 14, President Clinton, struggling to regain his footing from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, pledged during a speech in New York to work with America's allies to deal with the "biggest financial challenge facing the world in a half-century."
    (AP, 9/14/03)
1998        Sep 14, In Chicago Vincas Valkavickas (78), a retired factory worker, was put under deportation proceedings. A complaint alleged that he assisted Nazi forces as a Lithuanian police officer and guarded Jewish men, women and children between 1941-1944 at Sviencionys, Lithuania.
    (SFC, 9/16/98, p.A3)
1998        Sep 14, In Miami ten suspected Cuban spies were arrested for trying to penetrate the military and exile groups. Five men later pleaded guilty to lesser charges; the trial of the other five has been postponed until May 2000. The 5 remaining men were convicted in June, 2001, for acting as unregistered agents and conspiracy to commit crimes against the US. In 2009 a federal judge lowered the life sentence of Ramon Labanino to 30 years. The 19-year sentence against Fernando Gonzalez was reduced to about 18 years.
    (WSJ, 9/15/98, p.A1) (WSJ, 9/15/98, p.A1)(AP, 9/14/99)(SSFC, 8/5/07, p.A19)
1998        Sep 14, In Albania fighting continued in Tirana. Anti-government protestors stormed public buildings and 3 Berisha supporters were killed in a counter-attack.
    (WSJ, 9/15/98, p.A1)(USAT, 9/15/98, p.12A)(SFC, 9/15/98, p.A6)
1998        Sep 14, Air Canada pilots ended a 13-day strike with a 9% salary increase over 2 years.
    (SFC, 9/15/98, p.A10)
1998        Sep 14, Yang Shangkun (b.1907), president of China during the 1969 Tiananmen massacre, died in Beijing.
    (WSJ, 9/15/98, p.A1)(SFC, 9/16/98, p.C4)
1998        Sep 14, Ecuador allowed its currency, the sucre, to drop by almost 10%. Pres. Jamil Mahuad outlined a new emergency economic package. The currency devaluation went to 15% and a new austerity eliminated power subsidies.  Welfare coupons for $17 were to be issued to the poor beginning Nov 1.
    (WSJ, 9/15/98, p.A17)(WSJ, 9/16/98, p.A17)
1998        Sep 14, In Indonesia a strike by 6,000 taxi drivers in Medan deteriorated into a riot. Hundreds looted a government-owned rice warehouse on East Timor.
    (WSJ, 9/16/98, p.A19)

1999        Sep 14, Hurricane “Floyd" clobbered the Bahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into streets before heading toward the southeastern United States. Hurricane Floyd forced the evacuation of 800,000 in South Carolina and 500,000 in Georgia.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/14/00)
1999        Sep 14, In Anaheim, Ca., Dung Trinh killed 3 employees at West Anaheim Medical Center during a shooting spree. He was despondent over the death of his mother.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A6)
1999        Sep 14, Indonesian soldiers looted the abandoned UN mission in Dili, East Timor, just hours after 110 UN personnel and 13-hundred East Timorese were evacuated and flown to safety to end a ten-day siege.
    (SFC, 9/15/99, p.A14)(AP, 9/14/00)

2000        Sep 14, President Clinton said he was “quite troubled" by the way the Energy and Justice departments had handled the Wen Ho Lee case, and he expressed his regrets.
    (AP, 9/14/01)
2000        Sep 14, US Government scientists narrowly rejected a proposal to ease the ban on gay male blood donors, citing uncertainty over whether the move would increase the AIDS risk to the nation's blood supply.
    (AP, 9/14/01)
2000        Sep 14, In Belgium truck drivers agreed to lift a blockade of highways and fuel depots after 5 days of fuel cost protests.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 14, In Burma the military lifted restrictions against Suu Kyi and 8 other leaders of the National League for Democracy.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 14, In Cambodia and Vietnam the Mekong River flooded. At least 89 people had died in Cambodia and 8 in Vietnam since the floods began in July.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.A18)
2000        Sep 14, Germany banned the Blood and Honor skinhead group saying it spread Nazism through music, magazines and web sites.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D4)
2000        Sep 14, In Peru a video was broadcast that showed Vladimiro Montesinos, the country’s chief spy, bribing congressman Alberto Kouri to support Pres. Fujimori. The heads of Peru’s 14 military divisions were all from the military-school class of Montesinos. The annual military budget was $1.5 billion. There were allegations that Montesinos was involved in the sale of AK47 assault rifles to rebels in Colombia. In 2009 Fujimori acknowledged that soon after the video emerged he paid Montesinos $15 million in state money to quit.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A23)(SFC, 9/22/00, p.D3)(AP, 7/13/09)
2000        Sep 14, In the Philippines guerrillas bombed 3 gas stations and lawmakers planned to undo economic reforms and nationalize oil imports to cut soaring fuel costs.
    (WSJ, 9/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 14, In Spain Ramon Rekalde, a former Socialist Party official, was wounded with a shot in the head in San Sebastian. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D2)

2001        Sep 14, Pres. Bush declared a national emergency and summoned as many as 50,000 military reservists. Congress approved nearly $40 billion and gave Pres. Bush war powers ok. The number of hijackers involved in the Sep 11 attacks was raised from 18 to 19 and their names were made public. Bush prayed with his Cabinet and attended services at Washington National Cathedral, then flew to New York, where he waded into the ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed rescue workers in a flag-waving, bullhorn-wielding show of resolve. Americans packed churches and clogged public squares on a day of remembrance for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
    (SFC, 9/15/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/17/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/14/06)
2001        Sep 14, Passenger lists were published for the 4 airplanes that were hijacked and crashed by terrorists on Sep 11.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A6)
2001        Sep 14-24, Six chartered flights carrying mostly Saudi nationals departed from the US. [see Sep 20]
    (WSJ, 6/1/04, p.A4)
2001        Sep 14, A Palestinian attack wounded 2 Israeli policemen.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A28)

2002        Sep 14, President Bush said the United States was willing to take Iraq on alone if the United Nations failed to "show some backbone" by confronting Saddam Hussein.
    (AP, 9/14/03)
2002        Sep 14, In Lackawanna, New York, 5 men of Yemeni descent were charged with supporting foreign terrorist organizations. They trained in an al Qaeda camp run by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network in the spring of 2001. A 6th member of the cell was arrested in Bahrain. All 6 were indicted Oct 21. In 2003 Mukhtar al-Bakri was sentenced to 10 years, Yasein Taher to 9 years. All terms ranged from 7-10 years.
    (AP, 9/15/02)(SFC, 9/17/02, p.A12)(SFC, 10/22/02, p.A7)(SFC, 12/5/03, p.A3)(WSJ, 12/18/03, p.A1)
2002        Sep 14, Lolita Torres (72), a singer and one of the top actresses of Argentina's golden era of cinema, died of complications from a lung infection.
    (AP, 9/15/02)
2002        Sep 14, In China 38 (49) people died and hundreds were hospitalized with food poisoning after eating breakfast snacks, sesame cakes, fried dough sticks and fried glutinous rice balls, in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. A man jealous of a business rival later confessed to spiking his competitor's breakfast snacks with rat poison.
    (Reuters, 9/14/02)(Reuters, 9/17/02)(WSJ, 9/17/02, p.A1)
2002        Sep 14, In Congo DRC it was reported that some 1,200 people had died from a cholera epidemic and that another 18,000 were infected.
    (SFC, 9/14/02, p.A20)
2002        Sep 14, In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, demonstrators threw homemade firebombs at police who retaliated with tear gas during a fourth day of violent protests over electricity blackouts that have left 2 dead.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, In France Tim Montgomery, American sprinter, set a 9.78 second record in the 100-meter dash at the IAAF Grand Prix in Paris. In 2004 he admitted to using steroids and a growth hormone. In 2005 he was banned from track for 2 years and his 2001-2005 records were expunged.
    (SFC, 6/24/04, p.A1)(WSJ, 12/14/05, p.A1)
2002        Sep 14, In Italy tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Rome, accusing conservative Premier Silvio Berlusconi of using political power for his personal benefit, and saying opposition parties were not doing enough about it.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, In Ivory Coast’s Azagny National Park there were only 39,000 western chimpanzees left of an original 600,000. The western chimpanzee, one of four subspecies of the common chimpanzee, was already extinct in the wild in Benin, Gambia and Togo. It was almost extinct in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Ghana.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, President Emile Lahoud said Lebanon will start pumping water from a shared border river for its southern villages despite Israeli military threats.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, In Liberia Pres. Charles Taylor lifted the state of emergency he imposed eight months ago, declaring that the rebel insurrection against his government had been all but crushed.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, In Macedonia an ethnic Albanian was killed and two were wounded in a clash with police, as tensions soared on the eve of key elections.
    (AP, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, South and North Korea have set a date to begin mine clearing and establish a military hotline during reconstruction of railway links across their fortified border divided for 50 years.
    (Reuters, 9/14/02)
2002        Sep 14, In Syria 2 buses collided in the northeast, killing 13 people and injuring four others.
    (AP, 9/15/02)

2003        Sep 14, Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi," the story of a mythical blind swordsman, and Denys Arcand's "The Barbarian Invasions" took top awards at the Toronto International Film Festival.
    (Reuters, 9/14/03)
2003        Sep 14, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich directed the state Special Advocate to draft a plan for busing inexpensive medications from Canada for state employees and retirees.
    (SFC, 9/15/03, p.A1)
2003        Sep 14, The Lasker foundation presented awards for medical research to Dr. Robert Roeder for his work on gene transcription, and to Dr. Marc Feldman and Sir Ravinder Maini for their anti-TVF work that led to drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
    (SSFC, 9/14/03, p.A2)
2003        Sep 14, Yetunde Price (31), older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, was shot and killed in LA County. Suspect Aaron Michael Hammer (24) was arrested 2 days later.
    (SFC, 9/16/03, p.A1)
2003        Sep 14, Hafiz Abdul Rahim, a top commander of the former Taliban regime who allegedly led rebel fighters in southern Afghanistan, was killed along with 14 other fighters in a shootout with Afghan forces.
    (AP, 9/16/03)
2003        Sep 14, Estonians passed a referendum to join the European Union.
    (AP, 9/15/03)
2003        Sep 14, In the West Africa country of Guinea-Bissau the army launched a coup, arresting the president and ordering government ministers detained. Verissimo Correia Seabre and fellow senior officers arrested the elected president, Kumba Yala.
    (AP, 9/14/03)
2003        Sep 14, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the US military commander in Iraq, authorized the use of loud rock music, "to create fear, disorient ... and prolong capture shock." The tactic became common in the US war on terror, with forces systematically using loud music on hundreds of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
    (AP, 12/10/08)
2003        Sep 14, In Iraq a roadside bomb attack on a convoy in the troubled city of Fallujah killed one US soldier and injured three others.
    (AP, 9/14/03)
2003        Sep 14, In Cancun, Mexico, the WTO talks collapsed when delegates from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia walked out accusing wealthy nations of failing to offer sufficient compromises on agriculture and other issues.
    (SFC, 9/15/03, p.A3)(AP, 9/14/08)
2003        Sep 14, A Saudi importer of some 58,000 Australian sheep was reported to be trying to give them away for free. The sheep had been stranded for five weeks on the ship, the Cormo Express, due to a 6% infection rate for scabby mouth disease. Australia in 2002 had imposed tougher rules on ships exporting livestock to the Persian Gulf after it was revealed that 14,500 sheep had died from heat stress in one month. Some 5,700 sheep aboard the Cormo Express died before Eritrea accepted the animals.
    (AP, 9/14/03)(Econ, 12/2/06, p.88)
2003        Sep 14, Dhaher bin Thamer al-Shimry, a Saudi marijuana trafficker, was beheaded, bringing the number of beheadings in the kingdom this year to 41.
    (AP, 9/14/03)
2003        Sep 14, Pope John Paul II wrapped up a pilgrimage to Slovakia by beatifying two clerics, Greek Catholic Bishop Vasil Hopko and Roman Catholic Sister Zdenka Schelingova, who were jailed and tortured under the former communist regime.
    (AP, 9/14/03)
2003        Sep     14, Sweden voted 56-42% "No" in a referendum on whether to adopt the euro.
    (Reuters, 9/15/03)

2004        Sep 14, President Bush told veterans in Las Vegas he was proud of his time in the Texas Air National Guard as he sought to deflect questions about his Vietnam-era service.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2004        Sep 14, Arizona, California and Nevada joined with the federal government to undertake a 50-year, $620 million project to restore wildlife habitat along 342 miles of the lower Colorado River.
    (SFC, 9/15/04, p.A8)
2004        Sep 14, Firefox, developed by Mozilla, released a new Web browser.
    (Econ, 9/25/04, p.76)
2004        Sep 14, More than 35,000 Colombian Indians marched in a violence-wracked region to protest attacks against Indians and a free-trade pact pursued by the US.
    (AP, 9/14/04)
2004        Sep 14, Hurricane Ivan whipped western Cuba with 160 mph winds. The hurricane knocked some 25 million barrels of oil off world markets by causing undersea mudslides in the Gulf of Mexico.
    (AP, 9/14/04)(WSJ, 10/27/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 14, A car bomb ripped through a busy market near a Baghdad police headquarters where Iraqis were waiting to apply for jobs on the force killing 47 and wounding 114. Gunmen opened fire on a van carrying police home from work in Baqouba, killing 12 people.
    (AP, 9/14/04)(SFC, 9/15/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 14, Saboteurs blew up a junction where multiple oil pipelines cross the Tigris River in northern Iraq, setting off a chain reaction in power generation systems that left the entire country without power.
    (AP, 9/14/04)
2004        Sep 14, Senior Israeli Cabinet ministers approved the payment of cash advances to Jewish settlers who will be removed from their homes under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 9/14/04)
2004        Sep 14, Mount Asama, one of Japan's largest and most active volcanoes, began spewing gray smoke into the air. Its last major eruption was in 1783.
    (AP, 9/15/04)
2004        Sep 14, Russia announced it was pouring $5.4 billion in additional funding into its security agencies.
    (AP, 9/14/04)
2004        Sep 14, A UN World Health report said 6-10 thousand people were dying from disease and violence in Sudan’s Darfur region.
    (SFC, 9/15/04, p.A3)

2005        Sep 14, A US federal judge in Sacramento ruled that requiring children to recite a Pledge of Allegiance that contains the phrase “under God" in public schools is unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 9/15/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 14, The US Coast Guard, acting on Colombian intelligence, intercepted a ship towing an unmanned submarine-like vessel that held more than 2 tons of cocaine. Separately, 2.5 tons of cocaine were discovered hidden in the oil tanks of a ship docked in the Colombian Pacific port of Buenaventura.
    (AP, 9/15/05)
2005        Sep 14, The Port of New Orleans resumed commercial operations. Officials said damage to agriculture in the Gulf states due to Hurricane Katrina has topped $3 billion.
    (AP, 9/14/05)(SFC, 9/15/05, p.C1)
2005        Sep 14, Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines, America’s 3rd and 4th largest airlines, filed for bankruptcy.
    (Econ, 9/17/05, p.59)
2005        Sep 14, Robert Wise (91), film editor turned director, died of heart failure. He was nominated for seven Academy Awards, had hits in a variety of genres and worked with Orson Welles on "Citizen Kane." But he gained his greatest acclaim and four Oscars, with the big-budget productions of "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music." In 1996 he became the 26th recipient of the American Film Institute’s life achievement award.
    (AP, 9/15/05)(SFC, 9/16/05, p.B8)
2005        Sep 14, In Afghanistan about 40 gunmen attacked a police post in the mountainous Char-Chilo district of Uruzgan province. Police killed three of the attackers and arrested one after a two-hour gunbattle. A bomb exploded along a road frequently traveled by U.S.-led and Afghan army forces near Tirin Kot, the provincial capital, blowing up a civilian vehicle and killing three passengers.
    (AP, 9/15/05)
2005        Sep 14, In Australia the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Total Wellbeing Diet book was reported to have already sold 370,000 copies. Publishers targeted sales of one million to the country of just 20 million people.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, Brazil’s police arrested 43 people during raids on clandestine rings sneaking an increasing number of Brazilians into the United States, Europe and Mexico.
    (AP, 9/15/05)
2005        Sep 14, Britain declared that the Ulster Volunteer Force, a major outlawed Protestant group in Northern Ireland, has abandoned its 11-year-old truce and is an enemy of the peace once again.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, Chile’s Supreme Court stripped Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution, paving the way for a trial of the former dictator for his alleged role in the disappearance and killing of 15 dissidents during his 1973-90 regime.
    (AP, 9/15/05)
2005        Sep 14, Egypt said it had found an arms-smuggling tunnel under the Gaza border, and Palestinians crossing the frontier were warned to return by sunset when passport controls will be reimposed.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, In NYC Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted US unilateralism, militarism and privilege and called for the UN to promote spirituality. The conservative Muslim leader advanced unusual broad concepts, including recommendations that the UN "institutionalize justice at the international level" and ensure all members have "equal rights."
    (AP, 9/16/05)
2005        Sep 14, A leading Shiite lawmaker said Iraq's draft constitution has been finalized and will be sent to the United Nations to be printed.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, More than a dozen explosions ripped through Baghdad in rapid succession, killing at least 160 people and wounding 570 in a series of attacks that began with a suicide car bombing that targeted laborers assembled to find work for the day. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility.
    (AP, 9/14/05)(SFC, 9/15/05, p.A3)
2005        Sep 14, Gunmen wearing military uniforms surrounded a village north of Baghdad and executed 17 men.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, In Nepal police fired tear gas and beat protesters with batons as 7,000 people poured into the center of the Nepalese capital in continuing pro-democracy rallies.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, In Pakistan gunmen on a motorcycle murdered a minority Shiite Muslim in Quetta before fleeing.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, Former Russian PM Mikhail Kasyanov said he plans to run in the 2008 presidential election. He urged Russia's fragmented opposition to unite or face at least another decade of undemocratic rule.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, In Geneva the UN refugee and food agencies' chiefs made a joint appeal to donors for more money to alleviate shortages of survival rations for people displaced by war across Africa.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, Taiwan failed for the 13th straight year to get a seat at the United Nations, a move that has been blocked annually since 1993 by archrival China and its allies.
    (AP, 9/14/05)
2005        Sep 14, In NYC UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to world leaders marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations to help restore confidence in the world body. He also said that UN members had failed to achieve the profound reform the global organization needed on its 60th anniversary. President Bush urged compassion for the needy and pressed the global community to "put the terrorists on notice" by cracking down on any activities that could incite deadly attacks.
    (AP, 9/14/05)

2006        Sep 14, US federal health officials said an outbreak a deadly strain of E. coli (0157:H7) had left at least one person dead in Wisconsin over 100 others sick and warned consumers not to eat bagged fresh spinach. The outbreak in 8 states soon extended to 25. The number sickened rose to at least 190. Most of the spinach crop at this time of the year comes from California. A special effort was under way in the Salinas Valley of California, a major leafy-vegetable growing region, to look for any possible source of contamination there. The outbreak was traced to California’s Natural Selection Foods of San Juan Bautista, which recalled all suspect products. This was the same deadly strain that in 1982 had sickened at least 47 people in Oregon and Michigan who ate McDonald’s burgers. A surveillance system setup after a 1993 outbreak at the Jack-in-the-Box fast food chain helped single out spinach as the likely source of this outbreak. A 2nd death on Sep 20, a 2-year-old boy in Idaho, was attributed to the spinach E. coli. A 3rd death in late August, a woman (84) in Nebraska, was also attributed to the spinach E. coli. On Sep 29 the FDA cleared spinach from California’s Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara counties.
    (SFC, 9/23/06, p.A9)(WSJ, 9/25/06, p.A4)(SFC, 9/30/06, p.A5)(SFC, 10/7/06, p.A6)
2006        Sep 14, In Green Bay, Wisc., police arrested two 17-year-olds, suspected of plotting a shooting spree at East High School. William C. Cornell and Shawn R. Sturtz were arrested for suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide and conspiracy to commit arson. Police found homemade bombs and weapons at their homes.
2006        Sep 14, In Washington DC 2 people demonstrated prosthesis that moved in response to thoughts. Their bionic arms were designed by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
    (SFC, 9/15/06, p.A5)
2006        Sep 14, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $68.2 million to fight parasitic diseases that included leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis and hookworm. The new money will support efficacy trials in India and Africa.
    (WSJ, 9/14/06, p.A11)
2006        Sep 14, The hedge fund Amaranth Advisors, led by Nick Maounis, announced a loss of some $560 million. The name was taken from the Greek word for “unfading." Brian Hunter (32), a Canadian energy trader, got caught on the wrong side of falling natural gas futures.
    (WSJ, 9/23/06, p.B5)(Econ, 9/23/06, p.83)
2006        Sep 14, Mickey Hargitay (80), Hungarian-born actor and world champion bodybuilder, died. He was named Mr. Universe, Mr. America and Mr. Olympia in 1955. He was married to sex siren Jayne Mansfield (1957-1964) and his daughter is the Emmy-winning actress Mariska Hargitay. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger played Hargitay in the 1982 TV movie "The Jayne Mansfield Story."
    (AP, 9/19/06)
2006        Sep 14, Prof. Frederic Evans Wakemen Jr. (68), leading US scholar on China, died in Oregon. His books included “Policing Shanghai 1927-1937" (1995) and “Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service" (2004). Prof. Wakemen had taught at UC Berkeley (1965-2006).
    (SFC, 9/26/06, p.B5)
2006        Sep 14, Taliban militants attacked police headquarters in western Afghanistan, raising fears that insurgents fleeing NATO attacks in the south are opening new fronts. Two police and two militants were killed.
    (AP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, Some 200 Pakistanis and Sri Lankans reached the Canary Islands in a 40-meter (100-feet) metal boat. Officials began making arrangements the next day for the repatriation of the immigrants. Canaries regional President Adan Martin said 500 African children out of 836 minors who have arrived in the Canaries this year were to be transferred to the Spanish mainland. Some 20,000 would-be immigrants to Europe had reached the Canary Islands since the beginning of the year.
    (AP, 9/15/06)(Econ, 9/16/06, p.64)
2006        Sep 14, China’s stock market regulator made official a ban on foreign acquisitions of domestic stockbrokers and investment banks.
    (Econ, 9/23/06, p.84)
2006        Sep 14, Current and former French officials specializing in terrorism said that an al-Qaida alliance with the Algerian Salafist Group for Call and Combat, known by its French initials GSPC, was cause for concern. Al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, announced the "blessed union" in a video posted this week on the Internet to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.
    (AP, 9/15/06)
2006        Sep 14, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has again raised human rights issues with visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and urged Beijing to respect the freedom of the press.
    (AP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, Three men became the first rabbis ordained in Germany since World War II.
    (AP, 9/14/07)   
2006        Sep 14, Ex-Col. Guy Francois, former army commander twice accused of plotting to overthrow Haiti's government, was shot to death in an upscale suburb of the capital.
    (AP, 9/15/06)
2006        Sep 14, An Indian federal minister proposed a 1,000 US dollar incentive to encourage people to break centuries-old taboos and marry across caste boundaries.
    (AFP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, An Iranian opposition figure said Iran has secretly revived a program to enrich uranium using laser technology, reportedly with favorable results, citing information from members of the resistance inside the country.
    (AP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, Iraqi officials said Abu Jaafar al-Liby, described by the ministry as either the second or third most important figure in al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed by police earlier this week. Car bombs and drive-by shootings killed at least 19 people, including 5 US soldiers, in a series of attacks around central Iraq. Death squads left behind at least 22 bodies.
    (AP, 9/14/06)(AP, 9/15/06)(SFC, 9/15/06, p.A14)
2006        Sep 14, Libya's population grew by 1.8% per year to 5.3 million in 2006 from 1995. A rare government census showed that Libya had also cut its illiteracy rate to 11.9% from 19% a decade ago.
    (Reuters, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo held talks in Tokyo on the start of a trans-Pacific trip.
    (AP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, Poland will send at least 900 troops early next year to bolster the NATO mission in Afghanistan. NATO said the offer did not ease the immediate need for 2,500 additional soldiers in the violence-wracked south.
    (AP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, The Swiss central bank raised its key Libor interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range between 1.25% and 2.25% to dampen the threat of inflation.
    (AFP, 9/14/06)
2006        Sep 14, Turkey's top Islamic cleric asked Pope Benedict XVI to take back recent remarks he made about Islam on Sep 12. He unleashed a string of counteraccusations against Christianity, raising tensions before the pontiff's November visit.
    (AP, 9/14/06)(SFC, 9/15/06, p.A17)
2006        Sep 14, Ukraine’s pro-Russia premier suspended a bid to join NATO.
    (WSJ, 9/15/06, p.A1)

2007        Sep 14, US Pres. Bush signed the Honest leadership and Open Governance Act of 2007. It required that the names of sponsors of earmarks be disclosed openly and at an early stage. It also called for increasing transparency in bundling, the fund-raising strategy whereby one supporter coordinates contributions from many individuals. It also required senators who leave office to wait 2 years before taking a cushy job at a lobbying firm.
    (Econ, 9/22/07, p.42)
2007        Sep 14, Resigning US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales left the Justice Dept. following a farewell speech.
    (SFC, 9/15/07, p.A5)
2007        Sep 14, The Monitor Group of Cambridge issued a scathing review of the administration of the Univ. of California finding widespread poor performance in the UC president’s office and a broad lack of confidence in the office by the governing regents and 10 UC campuses.
    (SFC, 9/15/07, p.A1)
2007        Sep 14, Two airplanes collided at the Reno National Championship Air Races, killing one pilot and injuring another in the third fatal crash at the event in four days.
    (AP, 9/15/07)
2007        Sep 14, In Oakland, Ca., Amanda Pierre (89) was found stabbed to death and burned by Allen Thomas, her great nephew. Thomas was sentenced to prison for 16 years, plus life without the possibility of parole. The murder conviction was upheld in 2012.
    (SFC, 3/23/12, p.C3)(
2007        Sep 14, In Sacramento, Ca., Sean Aquitania and his 7-month-old-son were killed by robbers. On Oct 10, 2011, Oakland police arrested Donald Jeffrey Ortez-Lucero (27) in connection with the killings.
    (SFC, 10/12/11, p.C3)
2007        Sep 14, Afghan police in the Qarabagh district of Ghazni province killed 3 Taliban commanders allegedly involved in the abduction of 23 South Koreans two months ago.
    (AP, 9/16/07)
2007        Sep 14, In Algeria a bomb hidden in a bag exploded outside a compound housing police officials in Zemmouri, killing three people.
    (AP, 9/15/07)
2007        Sep 14, Australian police confirmed that corrupt police officers were linked with a bloody gangland war which raged for years in the country's second largest city. Melbourne's criminal war began in the late 1990s and claimed 29 lives.
    (AFP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, The global credit crisis struck Northern Rock PLC, Britain’s 5th largest mortgage lender, as the Bank of England said it had approved emergency funding to help the bank overcome a liquidity crisis.
    (AP, 9/14/07)(Econ, 9/22/07, p.92)
2007        Sep 14, Human Rights Watch said that soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have massacred hundreds of people and burned villages, forcing civilians to flee, during a counter-insurgency campaign. The watchdog group blamed President Francois Bozize's elite guard for atrocities carried out since mid-2005, but said other military units, their rebel foes and bandit groups were also guilty.
    (AFP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, China’s government said it has ordered judges to use the death penalty more sparingly by showing leniency for murderers who cooperate with authorities and white collar criminals who help recoup their ill-gotten gains. Beijing also said it will give urban Chinese who break the one-child policy a black mark on their credit reports.
    (AP, 9/14/07)(WSJ, 9/15/07, p.A1)
2007        Sep 14, A UN spokesman said UN peacekeepers have discovered three graves, each containing several bodies, at Rubare, a military base in eastern Congo recently abandoned by rebels loyal to a renegade Gen. Nkunda.
    (Reuters, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, Developers in Dubai said the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building since July, has also become the tallest free-standing structure on earth, reaching 1,822 feet. The over 700-meter (2,313 feet) Burj Dubai tower complex, a part of the Dubai Mall, was expected to be completed this year. The design was by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago.
    (Econ, 1/8/05, p.57)(SFC, 3/31/05, p.A2)(AP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, Jacques Martin (b.1933), the French television personality once married to now-first lady Cecilia Sarkozy, died. Martin shot to fame as the host of a series of hit comedy shows on French television, including the satirical "Le Petit Rapporteur," a spoof newscast that ran from 1975-1976.
    (AP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, Georgia’s defense minister said Georgia will cut the size of its military contingent in Iraq from 2,000 soldiers and other personnel to around 300 by next summer.
    (AP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, Powerful earthquakes struck Indonesia for a third day, terrorizing thousands of people who slept outside in fear of tsunami and falling debris. The death toll reached 21 and seismologists warned that the worst may be yet to come.
    (AP, 9/14/07)(Reuters, 9/15/07)
2007        Sep 14, In Iraq some 1,500 mourners called for revenge as they buried the leader of the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, Adbul-Sattar Abu Risha, who had been assassinated by a bomb claimed by an al-Qaida front. A suicide truck bomb hit a police checkpoint near Beiji, killing four policemen. South of Baghdad, unidentified gunmen killed three farmers who were taking their turn guarding a village. Farther south in the city of Hillah, gunmen attacked the home of Col. Hussein Ali Hassoon al Khafaji, an Iraqi army battalion commander, killing a guard and wounding another. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility of cutting US troop levels in Iraq to 100,000 by the end of 2008, well beyond the cuts President Bush had approved.
    (AP, 9/14/07)(AP, 9/14/08)
2007        Sep 14, Japan's space agency launched its much-delayed lunar probe, beginning what it calls the largest mission to the moon since the US Apollo flights. The Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE), probe was launched aboard one of the space program's mainstay H-2A rockets from its launch-pad on remote Tanegashima island.
    (AP, 9/13/07)
2007        Sep 14, It was reported that researchers at Tokyo Univ. had developed a method, dubbed surrogate broodstocking, whereby they inject newly hatched, sterile Asian masu salmon with sperm-growing cells from rainbow trout. The grown salmon then produce trout.
    (SFC, 9/14/07, p.A14)
2007        Sep 14, Eight members of Nigeria's ruling party seized by gunmen in the southern oil-producing state of Ondo last weekend were released.
    (AFP, 9/15/07)
2007        Sep 14, Her party said former PM Benazir Bhutto will return to Pakistan from an eight-year exile on Oct. 18. The government said she was free to come back but would have to face corruption cases against her.
    (AP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, Officials in Paraguay said fires have scorched 3 million acres and forced the evacuation of some 15,000 people. Protracted drought was cited along with illegal loggers, illicit hunters and clandestine marijuana farmers.
    (SFC, 9/15/07, p.A3)
2007        Sep 14, Rwanda’s government said floods killed 15 people and left about 1,000 people homeless after 2 days of torrential downpours in the hills of northern Rwanda.
    (Reuters, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, A roadside bomb blast and clashes between soldiers and secessionist Tamil Tiger guerrillas across Sri Lanka's volatile north killed 29 people.
    (AP, 9/15/07)
2007        Sep 14, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said his government is ready to implement a cease-fire with rebel forces at the start of peace talks over the conflict in Darfur, scheduled for next month in Libya.
    (AP, 9/14/07)
2007        Sep 14, Authorities in Uganda said the heaviest rainfall in 35 years has displaced 150,000 people since August with at least 9 reported deaths. 400,000 people were said to have lost their livelihoods.
    (SFC, 9/15/07, p.A3)

2008        Sep 14, The Denver Broncos won 39-38 following a 2-point conversion after a mistaken call by NFL referee Ed Hochuli gave them the ball in the last minute of the game.
    (AP, 9/18/08)
2008        Sep 14, California legislators said they had reached a spending compromise, potentially ending a record-breaking budget impasse.
    (SFC, 9/15/08, p.A1)
2008        Sep 14, In southern Afghanistan a suicide bomber in a vehicle attacked a convoy carrying Afghan doctors working for the UN, killing two doctors and their driver. They were on a mission to monitor efforts to vaccinate children against polio. 6 children died in central Ghazni after ordnance they were playing with exploded. An Afghan interpreter working for the US military was shot dead as he stepped out of his home.
    (AFP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, In Western Australia's 4 people died in a helicopter crash in the Bungle Bungle National Park of the remote Kimberly region.
    (AFP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, Archaeologist Georgi Kitov (b.1943), an expert on the treasure-rich Thracian culture of antiquity, died of a heart attack while excavating a temple in central Bulgaria.
    (AP, 9/19/08)
2008        Sep 14, In eastern Congo a riot ensued following accusations that a soccer player was using witchcraft. 13 people were left dead.
    (SFC, 9/16/08, p.A7)
2008        Sep 14, Roadside bombs killed five Iraqi policemen and injured eight others north of Baghdad. An American soldier in Iraq died of causes unrelated to combat.
    (AP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, France's ecology minister said the government is considering a "picnic tax" on disposable dishes to encourage people to use reusable plates and cups instead.
    (AP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, Mexico's military seized US$26.2 million in cash believed to belong to members of the Sinaloa drug cartel. This was the 2nd biggest seizure since March 2007, when police seized US$207 million linked to a trafficking ring for pseudoephedrine.
    (AP, 9/18/08)
2008        Sep 14, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), the main militant group in Nigeria's southern oil region, declared a state of war after two days of clashes with government forces, launching reprisal raids and raising the specter of more conflict in Africa's biggest oil producer.
    (AP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, Pakistani security forces killed 16 suspected militants and wounded 25 on in the Bajur tribal region, the latest round of a military offensive with no end in sight.
    (AP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, Aeroflot Flight 821, traveling from Moscow to the Ural Mountains city of Perm, crashed near residential buildings as it was preparing to land, killing all 88 people aboard, including 21 foreign nationals. A Russian investigator said the crash of the Boeing-737-500 was most likely caused by engine failure.
    (AP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, In Somalia at least six people, including an African Union (AU) peacekeeper, were killed Sunday in two separate incidents in Mogadishu.
    (AP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, In Sudan Minni Minnawi, a leader of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction turned presidential advisor after signing the peace deal with Khartoum, said his forces had came under attack at their base at Kolge in the east Jebel Marra region.
    (AFP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, Typhoon Sinlaku pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rains, leaving at least 11 people dead.
    (AP, 9/14/08)(AFP, 9/16/08)
2008        Sep 14, A Turkish ferry carrying some 100 people sank in the Sea of Marmara, killing at least one person. At least 23 more were missing.
    (AP, 9/15/08)

2009        Sep 14, The US attended its first formal meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, saying it will try to promote dialogue at a body it once avoided and heavily criticized.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, Google rolled out Fast Flip, which lets users scroll through the contents of online newspapers in much the same way as they leaf through pages in print.
    (, 9/19/09, p.74)
2009        Sep 14, Jody Powell (65), former White House press secretary for Jimmy Carter (1977-1981, died of a heart attack at his home in Maryland.
    (SFC, 9/15/09, p.C4)
2009        Sep 14, Patrick Swayze (57), actor, died from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" to the way he carried himself in his long fight with cancer.
    (AP, 9/15/09)
2009        Sep 14, Afghan and foreign forces killed 27 Taliban militants in gunfights and an air strike in a rebel stronghold of Kandahar province. A Taliban spokesman said four militants were killed and five civilians died in the crossfire.
    (AFP, 9/15/09)
2009        Sep 14, In Australia energy giants Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil agreed to develop the massive Gorgon field, giving the final go-ahead to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, The leaders of Brazil and Guyana met to inaugurate the $5 million Takutu River Bridge, that is expected to boost trade between Brazil and the Caribbean. Traffic began crossing the bridge nearly two months ago but today’s ceremony was billed as its formal commissioning.
    (AP, 9/15/09)
2009        Sep 14, A British judge sentenced Abdulla Ahmed Ali (28), the ringleader of a plot to bring down trans-Atlantic planes with liquid explosives, to at least 40 years in jail and three fellow British Muslims to long prison sentences.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, China filed a WTO complaint over new US tariffs on Chinese tires, stepping up pressure on Washington in the latest in a series of trade disputes.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, China broke ground on its fourth space center. The new port on the southern island province of Hainan, slated to go into use in 2013, highlights the country's soaring space ambitions six years after it sent its first man into orbit.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, France Telecom SA summoned all 20,000 of its managers to a conference call in an effort to respond to a string of 23 employee suicides that unions blame partly on layoffs and restructuring at the telecommunications giant.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, In Germany Siegfried Wolf, the co-chief executive of Magna International Inc., said as many as 10,500 Opel jobs in Europe could be cut, including nearly half of them in Germany. Opel employs some 49,000 workers in Europe and has plants in Germany, Spain, Britain, Poland and Germany.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, In Indonesia expanded Islamic law was passed by the regional parliament in Aceh province. One key article regarding adultery threatened 100 cane lashes for the unmarried and stoning to death for those who are married.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, In Iran authorities arrested at least 7 children and grandchildren of senior clerics in Qom in fresh pressure on religious leaders who sympathize with the opposition.
    (SFC, 9/16/09, p.A5)
2009        Sep 14, In Mexico 31 police officers were arrested in Hidalgo state on suspicion of collaborating with the Zetas, a gang of drug cartel hit men. 92 police were arrested there in June. Gunmen opened fire inside a Ciudad Juarez hardware store, killing the woman who owned the store and four other people, including a 19-year-old man. Minutes later an armed gang killed five men riding in a pickup truck.
    (AP, 9/14/09)(AP, 9/16/09)
2009        Sep 14, Norway's left-leaning government faced a splintered opposition in an election focused on how to manage the Nordic nation's soaring oil wealth and seal cracks in its welfare system. Jens Stoltenberg's Labor-led coalition won 86 seats to keep a slim majority in the 169-seat Parliament after using oil money to shield the welfare state from the global recession.
    (AP, 9/14/09)(AP, 9/15/09)
2009        Sep 14, In Pakistan at least 18 women and girls were killed in a stampede which broke out as charity workers were handing out free flour to the poor in a crowded neighborhood of Pakistan's financial capital Karachi.
    (AP, 9/15/09)
2009        Sep 14, In Pakistan a US missile slammed into a car at dawn, killing up to five militants in the remote tribal belt near the Afghan border in the third attack in a week. Nazimuddin, alias Yahyo, a top Uzbek militant, was believed to be among the dead. Burqa-clad assailants armed with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades attempted to attack an oil terminal in Karachi, but were thwarted by a security guard who was gunned down as the suspects escaped. Police later found a large cache of rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), explosives, suicide vests, burqas and other items apparently dumped by the suspects near a sewer in the area. Fighter jets pounded suspected militant hide-outs and killed five insurgents in the Salarzai area of the northwest Bajur tribal region.
    (AP, 9/15/09)(AFP, 9/14/09)(AP, 9/15/09)(AP, 9/17/09)
2009        Sep 14, Finance Minister Diana Dragutinovic said Serbia will have to lay off about one-fifth of its government employees, 14,000 people, to meet conditions set by the International Monetary Fund to receive more financial aid. A trade union representing state employees has already announced strikes if the layoffs are carried out.
    (AP, 9/14/09)
2009        Sep 14, In southern Somalia foreign troops firing from 6 helicopters killed two people in a car and then took two others captive in an insurgent-held village near Barawe. Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan (30), a Kenyan citizen and one of Africa's most wanted al-Qaida suspects, was one of the dead. He was wanted for questioning in connection with the car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and the near simultaneous attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002. Forces from the US Joint Special Operations Command were involved in the raid.
    (AP, 9/14/09)(AP, 9/15/09)
2009        Sep 14, The Saudi Interior Ministry said on Jan 18, 2010, that an investigation has shown that three Saudi militants were killed in a Sept. 14 blast outside the country [see Afghanistan and Pakistan Sep 14, 2009].
    (AP, 1/18/10)
2009        Sep 14, Vietnamese scholars disbanded the Institute of Development Studies, the country's first independent think tank, to protest a government decree, effective Sep 15, restricting the right to conduct and publish research.
    (AP, 9/15/09)

2010        Sep 14, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, which filed for bankruptcy exactly two years ago, sued Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and dozens of other defendants to recover more than $3 billion of which it said it was deprived due to the bankruptcy filing.
    (Reuters, 9/15/10)
2010        Sep 14, In North Carolina Ariana Iacono (14) went back to school with her mother and her nose ring, after her first suspension for a nose piercing ended. She was suspended again for five days because her nose ring violated the Johnston County school system's dress code. If she comes back to school on Sept. 21 with the nose stud, she'll face a 10-day suspension or referral to "alternative schooling." A similar situation went to the courts in 2002, when a woman was fired from her job at a Costco store over her eyebrow ring. The woman was also a member of the Church of Body Modification, but the courts eventually ruled that her religious beliefs did not require her to always wear her jewelry.
    (AP, 9/16/10)
2010        Sep 14, It was reported that only about 3,500 tigers worldwide were left in the wild, with less than a third of them breeding females. Most of the tigers were in India.
    (SFC, 9/15/10, p.A2)
2010        Sep 14, Afghan and NATO troops killed 3 insurgents in eastern Wardak province. Four Taliban were killed in southeastern Zabul province.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Assailants targeting security officials in Bahrain set off an explosion that damaged several parked cars in the first such attack since the country's Sunni-led rulers began a crackdown on suspected Shiite dissidents last month.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, The British embassy said Britain has offered to build 11 warships for Brazil, as Brazil hones a maritime defense contract to protect recently found vast offshore oil deposits.
    (AFP, 9/15/10)
2010        Sep 14, Colombian authorities reported the arrest of Javier Caceres (52), a veteran lawmaker and former president of Congress, on criminal conspiracy charges for alleged collusion with far-right militias.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, The European Commission threatened legal action against France over its crackdown on Roma minorities, drawing a parallel between their treatment and World War II-era deportations.
    (AFP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Nokia, the Finnish phone giant, unveiled of 3 new touchscreen smartphones.
2010        Sep 14, France introduced a law against face-covering. It became commonly known as the burqa ban.
    (, 7/27/13, p.44)
2010        Sep 14, Indian police opened fire on stone-throwing protesters in Kashmir as small groups took to the streets in defiance of curfew orders.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Iran released Sarah Shourd (32), an American woman, on a bail of $500,000 more than a year after she was detained. Authorities said they were not considering the immediate release of two companions arrested with her.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Farzad Farhangian, a press attache at the Iranian embassy in Brussels, called for an uprising against the Tehran government, as he became the third Europe-based envoy to defect this year and announced he was seeking asylum in Norway.
    (AFP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Three Palestinians were wounded by Israeli tank fire in a clash along the volatile Gaza border. On Sep 25 Hamas reported that one died as the result of his wounds.
    (AFP, 9/25/10)
2010        Sep 14, The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said Kazakhstan's failure to improve media freedom has damaged its international standing and the situation is getting worse, not better.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, A Nigerian official said police over the weekend arrested 10 members of Boko Haram, a radical Muslim sect accused of a recent spate of targeted killings of police officers and local officials. Police also arrested two more sect followers freed in a recent prison break. Pere Fiofori, Emmanuel Gladstone and Dobra Ogbe, aged between 30 and 35, were arrested in a hotel in Ondo town and handed over to the Rivers State police in connection with last month's murder of Soboma George, in Port Harcourt.
    (AP, 9/14/10)(AFP, 9/18/10)
2010        Sep 14, In Pakistan 2 US missile attacks hit alleged militant targets in a tribal area killing 15 alleged militants. They hit in a part of North Waziristan region dominated by the Haqqani and Hafiz Gul Bahadur networks of militants fighting US troops across the border in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 9/14/10)(AFP, 9/15/10)
2010        Sep 14, Peruvian President Alan Garcia chose Education Minister Jose Chang as the new prime minister and Ismael Benavides as economic chief in a widely expected cabinet shuffle to pave the way for his party to launch a candidate in next year's presidential election.
    (Reuters, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland said their troops have surrounded up to 300 Ethiopian rebels who entered the territory illegally.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, The South Africa-based retailer Massmart confirmed that it was in negotiations to be acquired by Wal-Mart for $4.1 billion.
    (Econ, 10/2/10, p.68)
2010        Sep 14, A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed into a navy research boat and plunged into the sea, leaving two missing and five injured.
    (AP, 9/14/10)
2010        Sep 14, Zimbabwe's state airline said it has fired 40 striking pilots for failing to meet a deadline to return to their posts. The pilots said the indebted airline has not paid out operational allowances for nearly 20 months. They earned up to $2,500 a month, about one third of the international pay scale for airline pilots.
    (AP, 9/14/10)

2011        Sep 14, In Oakland, Ca, SAP AG’s former TomorrowNow software maintenance unit pleaded guilty to charges related to unauthorized downloading of Oracle Corp. software and agreed to pay a $20 million penalty.
    (SFC, 9/15/11, p.A9)
2011        Sep 14, The World Health Organization issued a report saying cases of tuberculosis resistant to a multitude of drug treatments are rising at an alarming rate across Europe.
    (SFC, 9/15/11, p.A5)
2011        Sep 14, In Afghanistan a 20-hour insurgent assault in Kabul ended leaving 27 dead, including police, civilians and insurgents. The Insurgents had fired rockets into the US Embassy compound from a nearby unfinished high-rise where they may have stored heavy weapons ahead of time. 4 other attackers served as suicide bombers in coordinated attacks in several areas of Kabul. 3 of them were killed by police before they could detonate their explosives.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, An Angolan air force plane crashed as it took off from a central base, killing 30 people including three generals. Six people survived the fiery crash in Huambo province.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Bahrain Sayyed Jawad Ahmed (35) died after inhaling tear gas the previous evening fired at protesters.
    (AP, 9/15/11)
2011        Sep 14, Armed pirates raided a tanker off the West African coast and kidnapped 23 sailors, 62 nautical miles from Benin's capital of Cotonou, as the Cyprus-flagged vessel tried to transfer its cargo of crude oil to a Norwegian-registered ship. Analysts believed many of the pirates come from Nigeria, where corrupt law enforcement allows criminality to thrive. The tanker and crew were released on Oct 24 after the oil was unloaded.
    (AP, 9/14/11)(AP, 9/24/11)
2011        Sep 14, Brazil's tourism minister, Pedro Novais, resigned amid allegations of misusing public funds. He became the fifth minister to resign since June. The newspaper Folha de S. Paulo ran articles accusing the minister of allowing his wife to use a government driver for errands. He was also accused of using congressional funds to pay for a maid.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, Colombia's Supreme Court convicted Jorge Noguera (47), a former director of the country's domestic intelligence agency, for colluding with illegal far-right militias and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He was chief of the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) under then-President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2005.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, Ethiopian authorities arrested four opposition members suspected of plotting attacks on state security. Prominent opposition leader Andualem Arage was among those arrested. Independent journalists Sileshi Hagos and Eskinder Nega were also reported arrested, joining 4 others detained under terrorism laws.
    (AFP, 9/15/11)(AP, 9/17/11)
2011        Sep 14, In France Dominique de Villepin, former chief of staff for former Pres. Jacques Chirac, was acquitted on appeal in the “Clearstream" trial (see July 2004).
    (Econ, 9/17/11, p.50)
2011        Sep 14, In Haiti protesters calling for the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers clashed with police outside the earthquake-damaged Haitian National Palace.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Iraq attacks on Iraqi security forces killed over 20 people and wounded more than 50 across the country. This included 16 people killed and 46 wounded by a car bomb in the southern town of al-Shumali, Babel province.
    (AP, 9/14/11)(SFC, 9/15/11, p.A3)
2011        Sep 14, Japanese researchers from Hitachi working with university scientists unveiled a headset they say can measure activity in the brain and could be used to improve performance in the classroom or on the sports field.
    (AFP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, Kenya police said two women and 15 men have died since Sep 11 in different bars in Nyahururu town after ingesting a locally brewed alcoholic drink. 9 people were reported arrested in connection with the mass poisoning.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Libya NATO airstrikes hit targets 24 targets near the three main strongholds of Gadhafi's supporters, his hometown of Sirte, Bani Walid, Sabha, as well as the smaller holdouts of Waddan and Zillah.
    (AP, 9/15/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Mexico 4 gunmen were killed by police in a shootout that led to the release of five kidnapping victims in the western state of Michoacan.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Nigeria members of the radical Muslim Boko Haram sect killed three people and wounded two others in a shooting in Maiduguri.
    (AP, 9/15/11)
2011        Sep 14, Jose Oquendo Reyes became the second Peruvian journalist to be slain this month and the third this year. Oquendo was shot to death in Chincha, a coastal town 120 miles (200 km) south of Lima. A suspect was arrested.
    (AP, 9/16/11)
2011        Sep 14, Somalia's PM Abdiweli Mohamed Ali pleaded with the UN Security Council to send more peacekeepers to help his beleaguered government fight Islamist militants.
    (AFP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, Syrian troops conducted raids in the northwestern province of Idlib and the central region of Homs. Security forces shot dead eight people, including a child, in a huge sweep on against anti-regime protesters in the northwest.
    (AP, 9/14/11)(AFP, 9/15/11)
2011        Sep 14, Turkey’s foreign ministry announced that an early warning radar will be stationed in Kurecik in the southeast as part of NATO's missile defense system.
    (AP, 9/14/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Uganda Edris Nsubuga and Muhamoud Mugisha were convicted of terrorism a day after they admitted to charges of terrorism and conspiracy for their roles in the July 11, 2010, bombing in Kampala that left 76 people dead. 12 others remained on trial. On Sep 16 Nsubuga was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Mugisha was sentenced to 5 years.
    (AFP, 9/14/11)(AP, 9/16/11)
2011        Sep 14, In Yemen one civilian was killed and five were wounded in three explosions near police stations in the southern port city of Aden. Overnight clashes between government forces and Al-Qaida militants left 14 dead including 12 militants.
    (AP, 9/15/11)(SFC, 9/15/11, p.A2)

2012        Sep 14, US federal investigators said they are investigating the case of Nakoula Baseley Nakoula (55), a man previously convicted of bank fraud charges and linked to an anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims." The film has inflamed protests across the Middle East. Nakoula was released from federal prison in 2011 after serving a 21-month sentence. Part of his sentence prohibited him from using computers or the Internet for 5 years.
    (SFC, 9/15/12, p.A4)
2012        Sep 14, Undercover FBI agents arrested Adel Daoud (18) for trying to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar. An undercover operation in which an agent pretending to be a terrorist had provided him with a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger. Prosecutors the next day said Daoud was offered several chances to change his mind and walk away from the plot.
    (AP, 9/15/12)
2012        Sep 14, In Illinois Jack McCullough (72) was convicted in the 1957 murder of in Maria Ridulph (7), with spectators letting out a deafening cheer as the verdict was announced in one of the oldest unsolved crimes to eventually get to court in the US.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, A Wisconsin judge struck down nearly all of the 2011 state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
    (AP, 9/15/12)
2012        Sep 14, Hundreds of Afghans, some shouting "Death to America," burned the US flag and an effigy of President Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam film outside the eastern city of Jalalabad. Heavily armed insurgents attacked the British Camp Bastion air base in Helmand province, killing two US Marines and wounding several other troops. 6 Harrier fighter jets were destroyed. 14 insurgents were killed.
    (AP, 9/14/12)(AP, 9/16/12)
2012        Sep 14, In eastern Afghanistan a bus and truck collided and burst into flames in Ghazni province, killing at least 51 people.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, The Czech Republic banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content as it battles a wave of methanol poisonings that has already killed 19 people.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, In Egypt a 20-year-old died from wounds suffered from rubber bullets. Several hundred protesters have been clashing for several days with police preventing them from reaching the US embassy to protest against an anti-Muslim film. In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula suspected Islamic militants stormed the base of int’l. peacekeepers near the Gaza-Israel border, wounding four officers.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, A French magazine published photos of Prince William's wife Kate sunbathing topless at a private house in southern France, prompting a strong condemnation from the royal family.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, A Japanese Cabinet panel called for phasing out of nuclear power over the next three decades in a major shift for Japan as it overhauls energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, Kenyan police disrupted a major terrorist attack in its final stages of planning, arresting two people with explosive devices and seizing a cache of weapons and ammunition. A manhunt was launched for eight more suspects including would-be bombers and the masterminds behind the planned attack.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, Pope Benedict XVI appealed for peace and reconciliation among religions as violence over an anti-Islam movie spilled over into Lebanon within hours of his arrival. One protester was killed in the northern city of Tripoli in clashes with security forces after a crowd set fire to a KFC and a Hardee's restaurant to protest against an anti-Muslim film.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, In Mexico Eduardo Castro Luque (48), elected to Sonora’s state Legislature representing the PRI, was shot to death outside his home in Hermosillo two days before taking office. Two assassins fled on a motorcycle.
    (SSFC, 9/16/12, p.A4)
2012        Sep 14, In central Nigeria soldiers opened fire to drive away young Muslims protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county's Muslim north burned a US flag.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, In Norway the Philip Morris company lost a court battle against Norway's government over the right to display tobacco products in stores.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, Russia's parliament expelled Gennady Gudkov (56), a former Kremlin loyalist who joined the growing opposition movement, propelling President Vladimir Putin's crackdown on political dissent into the halls of power.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, South African police fired stun grenades to disperse striking miners, acting hours after President Jacob Zuma's government vowed to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers it fears are threatening the country's biggest industry.
    (AP, 9/14/12)
2012        Sep 14, In Sudan heavy violence came in Khartoum, where a prominent sheik on state radio urged protesters to march on the German Embassy to protest alleged anti-Muslim graffiti on mosques in Berlin and then to the US Embassy to protest against an anti-Muslim film. Police dispersed the crowd with tear gas, starting a stampede. Two protesters were killed in a traffic accident during chaotic demonstrations outside the US Embassy.
    (AP, 9/14/12)(AP, 9/15/12)
2012        Sep 14, In Tunisia violent protests outside the US Embassy in Tunis against an anti-Muslim film were met with tear gas and gunshots. Police killed 4 people. Around 40 others were injured as plumes of black smoke wafted over the city. I20 Tunisians accused of attacking the US Embassy were convicted in 2013 and given two-year suspended sentences.
    (AP, 9/14/12)(Economist, 9/22/12, p.56)(AP, 5/28/13)
2012        Sep 14, The UN said that an outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 31 people in northeastern Congo, more than doubling the death toll from a week ago.
    (AP, 9/14/12)

2013        Sep 14, The United States and Russia agreed a "framework for elimination of Syrian chemical weapons." General Selim Idris, the head of the opposition Syrian Supreme Military Council, said a US-Russian agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons was a blow to the two-and-a-half-year uprising to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)
2013        Sep 14, In southern California officials seized some 2,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested 18 people as they tried to bring pot ashore near Santa Barbara.
    (SSFC, 9/15/13, p.A10)
2013        Sep 14, North Carolina police Officer Randall Kerrick shot Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed man, ten times. Ferrell, an ex-college football player, was reportedly seeking assistance after a car accident. On Jan 289, 2014, Kerrick was indicted on a charge of voluntary manslaughter.
    (, 8/16/14, p.24)
2013        Sep 14, In Afghanistan at least 27 miners were killed in a collapse in a coal mine in the northern province of Samangan.
    (Reuters, 9/15/13)
2013        Sep 14, In northern Iraq a suicide bomber killed at least 25 people at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in Ninevah.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)(SSFC, 9/15/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 14, Malaysia's PM Najib Razak announced steps to further boost the economic participation of the ethnic Malay majority, entrenching race-based policies seen as shoring up Malay support ahead of a key ruling party meeting.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)
2013        Sep 14, In the southern Philippines fighting intensified between government troops and rogue Muslim separatists, shattering a ceasefire almost immediately as it was to go into effect and leaving many residents running low on supplies.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)
2013        Sep 14, In Poland some 100,000 union members marched through Warsaw to protest the government’s labor and wage policies.
    (SSFC, 9/15/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 14, Syrian warplanes struck rebel-held suburbs of the capital and government forces clashed with insurgents on the frontlines.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)
2013        Sep 14, The opposition Syrian National Coalition elected Ahmad Tumeh (48), a moderate Islamist, as provisional prime minister, hoping to avoid being sidelined as world powers renew diplomatic efforts to end the civil war.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)
2013        Sep 14, Yemeni tribesmen bombed the main oil pipeline in the central Maarib province, the fourth attack on the pipeline in a month.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)

2014        Sep 14, Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America.
    (AFP, 9/15/14)
2014        Sep 14, The US repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 in the Basketball World Cup.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In Nevada drone aircraft competed for for the 1st time on the 3rd and final day at the National Championship Air Races in Reno.
    (SSFC, 9/14/14, p.A17)
2014        Sep 14, A new armed group calling itself the Caliphate Soldiers in Algeria was reported to have split from AQIM, al Qaeda's North African branch, and sworn loyalty to the radical breakaway group Islamic State fighting in Syria and Iraq.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In Canada "The Imitation Game," a biopic of British codebreaker Alan Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won the Toronto film festival's top prize.
    (AFP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In southern China residents of Huizhou protested against a proposed garbage incinerator for a 2nd straight day. 24 people were detained a day earlier in the Guangdong province protests.
    (AP, 9/14/14)(Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In China police detained writer Huang Zerong (81), better known as Tieliu, on the vague charge of causing trouble. Police also arrested Jaycee Chan (31), the son of film star Jackie Chan, on drug charges. Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai was also arrested. Police said both tested positive for marijuana.
    (SFC, 9/16/14, p.A2)
2014        Sep 14, In Croatia as many as two-thirds of the country’s 21 counties struggled with flooding.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said 7 jihadists were killed in a shootout in the Sinai peninsula during a joint operation by police and the army.
    (AFP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, The Egyptian coast guard arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities including Palestinians who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egyptian shores to Italy.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In Hong Kong thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief executive in 2017.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, India’s Supreme Court cancelled 214 of 218 coal mining licenses sold between 1992 and 2010. The government pledged to auction new licenses quickly.
    (Econ, 9/27/14, p.72)
2014        Sep 14, In Israel scores of veterans of elite intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defense after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its "injustices" against millions of Palestinians.
    (AFP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In Ivory Coast the party of former President Laurent Gbagbo withdrew from the country's election commission, setting back efforts to draw it into the political mainstream before a scheduled presidential election next year.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, Libya's newly elected parliament fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been allocated for the lawmakers from leaving the bank.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, A boat packed with some 200 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank off the Libyan coast. Only 36 survivors were rescued. As many as 500 migrants were feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)(AP, 9/15/14)(AFP, 9/15/14)
2014        Sep 14, Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thinni said Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons and ammunition to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed told Britain's Independent on Sunday paper that up to 200 Maldivians were fighting for Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. The entire population of the Maldives is only around 330,000 Sunni Muslims.
    (AFP, 9/15/14)
2014        Sep 14, In northern Mali a UN military vehicle struck a land mine in the volatile Kidal region, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, North Korea's Supreme Court convicted Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. He reportedly admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters overnight in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins in the capital, while the government said police only apprehended suspects in a recent attack on state-run TV.
    (AP, 9/14/14)(SSFC, 9/14/14, p.A6)
2014        Sep 14, In Pakistan 3 paramilitary soldiers were killed when a group of militants launched a rocket attack on a mountain fort North Waziristan.
    (AFP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In Pakistan severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Punjab province, killing the bridegroom and 17 others. Experts placed explosives near the dike to spare the city of Muzaffargarh from the flooding that has ravaged the eastern Punjab province.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In the Philippines fast-moving Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into the northeast, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges.
    (AP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus.
    (AFP, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt conceded defeat after a narrow victory by the center-left over an Alliance government that has governed Sweden for eight years.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, Ukraine's defense minister said that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    (Reuters, 9/14/14)
2014        Sep 14, In eastern Ukraine two northern neighborhoods in Donetsk were shelled heavily. At least 6 people were killed and 15 others wounded. 73 Ukrainian soldiers were freed in an exchange with the rebels.
    (AP, 9/15/14)

2015        Sep 14, In Hawaii a federal judge signed an agreement between the US Navy and environmental groups that will limit the navy’s use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms marine mammals.
    (SFC, 9/15/15, p.A7)
2015        Sep 14, In Mississippi university instructor Shannon Lamb (45) died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Greenville after fleeing police following the fatal shooting in Gautier of Amy Prentiss (41), a woman he lived with, and Ethan Schmidt (39), a professor at Delta State Univ.
    (SFC, 9/15/15, p.A14)(SFC, 9/16/15, p.A7)
2015        Sep 14, In Texas  Ahmed Mohamed (14), was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, for bringing an alleged hoax bomb to school. He had repackaged an electronic clock in a pencil box and brought it to school to show his teachers. On Nov 23 a law firm sent letters demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the city’s school district.
2015        Sep 14, In Seattle, Wa., schools were closed for a 4th day as a strike by teachers entered its 2nd week. Teachers reached a tentative agreement as the strike entered a 5th day but continued to picket pending its approval.
    (SFC, 9/15/15, p.A5)(SFC, 9/16/15, p.A6)
2015        Sep 14, In Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stormed a prison on the outskirts of Ghazni, killing police and releasing 355 of the 436 prisoners, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security, and then attacked troops rushing to help. 4 Taliban and 4 members of the security forces were killed in the attack.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Australia will have its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party voted out Tony Abbott in favor of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull, following months of infighting and crumbling voter support. Turnbull made a fortune in the 1990s by investing in OzMail, an Australian internet-service provider.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)(Econ, 1/9/16, p.57)
2015        Sep 14, Austria and Slovakia said they were reinstating border controls to cope with a flood of refugees, following a similar move by Germany, which warned it could face up to one million migrant arrivals this year.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Thirty-two countries including the United States and Britain expressed concern about Bahrain's human rights record.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Egyptian security forces killed 12 people and wounded 10 "by accident" when they mistook a convoy of mostly Mexican tourists for a group of militants they were hunting in the desert. The dead included 8 Mexicans.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)(SFC, 9/16/15, p.A2)
2015        Sep 14, EU member states approved plans for military action against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, seizing and if necessary destroying boats to break up the networks operating out of Libya.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Hungarian police rounded up a total of 7,437 migrants crossing the Serbian border by 1400 GMT (10 a.m. EDT), by far the highest daily figure this year.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, In Indian-controlled Kashmir the bullet-riddled bodies of three local men bearing torture marks were found in the Sopore region, leading to days of protests and clashes between Kashmiris and government forces.
    (AP, 9/19/15)
2015        Sep 14, Indonesia said it has agreed to share with Singapore the names of companies suspected of causing forest fires that have led to a deterioration of air quality in the city state.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Israeli police and Muslims clashed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second straight day as Jews celebrated their new year and protesters vowed to protect Islam's third-holiest site.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Kenya media reported that attackers tried to hack off body parts from Enock Jamenya (56), a man with albinism, to sell for witchcraft.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Madagascar police said at least 18 people, including a paramilitary policeman, were killed in cattle-rustling violence over the weekend when thousands of animals were also stolen.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Malaysian PM Najib Razak said the government will pump 20 billion ringgit ($4.6 billion) into an equity fund to support the stock market and ruled out capital controls despite the ringgit's plunge.
    (AP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, The Netherlands said police will carry out spot border checks in response to a surge in asylum seekers into the European Union.
    (Reuters, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Norway held local elections. The opposition Labor Party emerged as the winner of the election with 33 percent, its best result in a local election since 1987. The two parties in the right-leaning coalition government suffered large losses, partly because of the anti-immigration Progress Party's opposition to Syrian refugees.
    (AP, 9/15/15)
2015        Sep 14, In the Philippines suspected Abu Sayyaf militants stopped a truck at gunpoint and abducted nine construction workers. Two escaped and sought help from authorities on Basilan Island.
    (AP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, South Sudan's army repelled a fresh rebel attack, the latest battle to rock the country despite a ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal 21-month civil war.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, In Syria at least 26 people including 2 children were killed in twin suicide car bomb attacks in the northeastern city of Hasakeh. IS claimed responsibility for the two attacks.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, Turkish police raided the liberal news magazine Nokta (Full Stop) and detained one of its senior editors over a photomontage on its cover portraying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking a selfie at a soldier's funeral.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)
2015        Sep 14, In Yemen Saudi-backed loyalist forces pressed an offensive against Shiite Huthi rebels, the second day of a major campaign aimed at retaking the capital a year after its fall.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)

2016        Sep 14, Human and civil rights organizations launched a public campaign to persuade Pres. Obama to pardon Edward Snowden for revealing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs.
    (SFC, 9/15/16, p.A6)
2016        Sep 14, The United States signed an unprecedented security agreement with Israel that will give the Israeli military $38 billion over 10 years.
    (SFC, 9/15/16, p.A2)
2016        Sep 14, A US report released today said that widespread corruption in Afghanistan has undermined efforts to rebuild the country and urged the US mission to make anticorruption efforts a top priority.
    (AP, 9/14/16)
2016        Sep 14, US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell gave final approval for a renewable energy development plan within nearly 11 million acres of public land in California’s Mojave Desert.
    (SFC, 9/15/16, p.D1)
2016        Sep 14, In Afghanistan insurgents killed five people, including a former warlord, in the northern Baghlan province. The ambush targeted Samar, who served as a mujahedeen commander during the 1980s struggle against the Soviet Union.
    (AP, 9/14/16)
2013        Sep 14, In China reporters from two Hong Kong newspapers, the South China Morning Post and the Chinese-language Ming Pao, were assaulted while conducting interviews with Wukan villagers and later detained for several hours. Wukan remained under siege two days after police arrested 13 protesters on allegations that they incited violence and arrest.
    (AP, 9/15/16)
2016        Sep 14, In India PM Narendra Modi and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghanicalled for an end to all sponsorship, support and sanctuaries to militants, including those who have committed violence in the two countries. India offered a fresh $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan for building capacity in education, health, agriculture, energy and infrastructure. They also signed an extradition treaty.
    (AP, 9/14/16)
2016        Sep 14, Indonesian police captured Muhammad Basri, a senior figure from the East Indonesia Mujahideen militant group, and killed one of the group's members in a joint operation with the military.
    (AP, 9/14/16)
2016        Sep 14, Indonesia said the country’s highest Islamic council has issued a fatwa on burning land and forests in an effort to halt the toxic smog that blankets the region each year.
    (Reuters, 9/14/16)
2016        Sep 14, In Iran a gas leak and fire at the Mobin Petrochemical Factory that services the South Pars gas field injured four workers.
    (AP, 9/22/16)
2016        Sep 14, South Africa said rangers in Kruger National Par are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact of the region's most severe drought in more than three decades.
    (AP, 9/14/16)
2016        Sep 14, Parts of Taiwan came to a standstill as super typhoon Meranti brought the strongest winds in 21 years. China issued a red alert for waves as the storm bore down on the mainland.
    (AFP, 9/14/16)

2017        Sep 14, Harvard University named convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning a "visiting fellow", joining 11 others accorded the honor. Awardees attend a number of scholarly events at the university and share their knowledge and experience with students. CIA Director Mike Pompeo accused the university of honoring a "traitor" and cancelled a speaking appearance. Pompeo's move followed former CIA acting director Mike Morrell's announcement that he was stepping down as a senior fellow at The Belfer Center, part of the Kennedy School, for the same reason.
    (AFP, 9/15/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Louisiana Maxwell Gruver (18), a pledge at Louisiana State Univ.’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity, died of acute alcohol poisoning. On Oct. 11 ten people were arrested on hazing charges related to his death.
    (SFC, 10/12/17, p.A8)
2017        Sep 14, In Texas crews removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from the Lee Park in Dallas and put it into storage at an abandoned naval air station.
    (SFC, 9/16/17 p.A4)
2017        Sep 14, Brazil's attorney general, Rodrigo Janot, charged Pres. Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization.
    (SFC, 9/15/17 p.A4)(Econ, 9/23/17, p.31)
2017        Sep 14, Brazil's federal police conducted a raid and search operation at the house of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi in Brasilia, related to an ongoing bribery and graft scandal.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Cambodian PM Hun Sen said he was suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. Hun Sen has accused the United States of plotting treason with opposition leader Kem Sokha.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, The European Union said it has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of Ukraine.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In France the "secret" art collection amassed by Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism, went on display for the first time in Paris, 90 years after the great painter's death.
    (AFP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, The Greek government entered a process of arbitration with a Canadian gold mining company, days after Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold threatened to suspend its investments in the country over what it said were delays in the issuing of permits.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, The leaders of India and Japan met in Gujarat state and agreed to deepen defense ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence across Asia. Abe flew to Gujarat to lay the foundation stone of a $17 billion bullet train project, India's first, that was made possible by a huge Japanese loan.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Iraq's parliament voted to remove the governor of Kirkuk, a staunch supporter of Kurdish independence, following a request from PM Haider al-Abadi just days before a referendum on whether to split from Baghdad. Governor Najmaddin Kareem said he was not going anywhere and Kurdish leaders vowed to carry on with the vote planned for Sept. 25.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Iraq suicide attacks near the southern city of Nassiriya left more than 80 people killed, with wounded dozens more. The area targeted is used by Shiite pilgrims and visitors from neighboring Iran headed for the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala further north. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)(AFP, 9/14/17)(AP, 9/17/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Italy fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome for their 10-year anniversary pilgrimage. In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI passed a law allowing greater use of the Latin Mass.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Luxembourg Ryanair lost an EU court battle in which the airline had sought to continue forcing cabin crew based outside Ireland to take their disputes to Irish courts, in a case with implications across the low-cost airline sector.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Malaysia 24 people, mostly teenagers, died in a fire at a school dormitory outside Kuala Lumpur.
    (SFC, 9/14/17 p.A4)
2017        Sep 14, In Mexico one person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco.
    (AP, 9/15/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Nigeria Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), went missing following an alleged military raid that left his house in the city of Umuahia riddled with bullet holes, its windows smashed and doors hanging off hinges. Around 20 IPOB members were reportedly shot dead but most of the bodies were taken by soldiers. The army later denied the raid.
    (Reuters, 10/3/17)
2017        Sep 14, A North Korean state agency threatened to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the government of Pakistan has moved to end 14 years of its operation in the Kurram tribal region.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Romania a car carrying a group of British volunteers slammed into a tree early today, killing one person and injuring three others.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said hundreds of bomb threats made by anonymous telephone callers against major public buildings this week amount to "telephone terrorism."
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Russia’s Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, mainly in Belarus this year, got underway involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft. The exercises will last until Sept. 20.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In Singapore Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was sworn in as the country;s first female president.
    (Econ, 9/16/17, p.36)
2017        Sep 14, In Sri Lanka Paul Stewart McClean, a reporter for the Financial Times, went missing in a lagoon near the city of Panama. The next day local navy divers found the body of the British journalist, believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends.
    (AP, 9/15/17)
2017        Sep 14, It was reported that Swiss food giant Nestle paid as much as $500 million for a 68% stake in the SF Bay Area-based Blue Bottle coffee firm.
    (SFC, 9/15/17 p.A1)
2017        Sep 14, In Syria the Russian Navy fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria's Deir al-Zor at Islamic State targets in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour as pro-government forces closed in on the militants holed up in the eponymous capital.
    (AP, 9/14/17)(Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, In southern Thailand a soldier and a policeman were killed and 26 other people wounded by two bombs believed to have been set off by Muslim separatists in Yala province.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Tunisia said it has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims. The ban dated back to 1973.
    (AFP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Turkish police detained 24 protesters outside a courthouse where two dismissed public employees, who had launched a hunger strike, are on trial on terror charges. Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca were detained in May on the 76th day of their hunger strike.
    (AP, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Ukraine welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's declared openness to deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, but said Russian troops must not join such an operation.
    (Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, The UN said the number of Rohingya who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh to escape ethnic unrest hit 389,000 and warned of a looming "worst case scenario" with all of the Muslim minority group trying to leave. The UN appealed for massive help.
    (AFP, 9/14/17)(Reuters, 9/14/17)
2017        Sep 14, Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi coalition managed to drive Al-Qaeda militants from Abyan's Wadea district, symbolic as the birthplace of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
    (AFP, 9/14/17)

2018        Sep 14, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, reached an extraordinary plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller's office that requires him to assist the Russia investigation and converts him into a potentially vital government cooperator.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia of actively working to undermine international sanctions on North Korea and said the enforcement of the steps was essential to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.
    (Reuters, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, The US government imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based company it says provides services to an Iranian airline that Washington accuses of supporting terrorist activities directed by Iran's government.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Tina Talbot of Waterford, Michigan, fatally shot her husband, Milosz Szczepanowicz, after he had beaten her for days and threatened to kill her and her son. She pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2019 and was sentenced to 20 months to 15 years. In 2020 she was released from prison after serving 20 months.
    (, 11/18/20, p.A5)
2018        Sep 14, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane but was soon downgraded to a tropical storm, even as it continued to wreak havoc along the East Coast, downing trees and power lines and forcing 20,000 people to flee to shelters. The storm eventually left 39 people dead. Damages in the state were later put at nearly $17 billion.
    (AP, 9/15/18)(SFC, 10/3/18, p.A7)(SFC, 11/2/18, p.A6)
2018        Sep 14, Texas police disrupted the robbery of patrons in a bar in Fort Worth. Undercover police officer Garret Hull (40) was shot in the head and one of the robbers was killed in an exchange of fire. Hull died the next day. Two suspects were arrested.
    (SFC, 9/15/18, p.A5)(SSFC, 9/16/18, p.A12)
2018        Sep 14, In Wyoming hunting guide Mark Uptain (37) and client Corey Chubon were attacked by a bear. Chubom escaped with injuries. Uptain's body was found the next day.
    (SFC, 9/17/18, p.A4)
2018        Sep 14, In western Afghanistan at least five army personnel, all crew members of a military helicopter, were killed late today when their aircraft crashed and caught fire in Farah province.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Austria six men were hospitalized with serious injuries after setting alight the mattresses and bedding of the deportation cell in which they were being held.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, China made no mention of new funds for Venezuela's struggling government after President Nicolas Maduro visited his key foreign financier in hopes of securing new loans. Maduro was on a four-day trip to China to discuss economic agreements.
    (Reuters, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In China a driver (23) for the ZTO Express delivery service was arrested for attempted rape in the eastern city of Wenzhou.
    (AP, 9/17/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Costa Rica a labor strike that went into its fifth day with no apparent end in sight. The government was struggling with a deficit estimated at 7.1 percent of GDP this year, which has pushed up the public debt load and increased its need for revenue.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, Prosecutors in El Salvador filed an extradition petition for former Pres. Mauricio Funes and three family members on corruption charges for the alleged embezlement of $351 million in public funds. Funes and his family have been living in Nicaragua since 2016.
    (SSFC, 9/16/18, p.A4)
2018        Sep 14, The European Commission said the EU will scrap the twice-yearly seasonal clock change across the bloc from October 2019, leaving member states to decide by April whether they will stick permanently to summer or winter time.
    (Reuters, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, PM Edouard Philippe said France plans to boost cycling with better bike lanes, financial incentives for bicycle commuters and measures against bike theft.
    (Reuters, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In France about 15 Kurdish activists burned the Iranian flag in front of Iran's embassy in Paris and broke some windows with stones. Some of the attackers were arrested.
    (Reuters, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, Greece's supreme court approved a Russian extradition request for Alexander Vinnik (38), a bitcoin fraud suspect. The Greek supreme court also has accepted an extradition request from the United States, where Vinnik is accused of allegedly laundering billions of dollars with bitcoin.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, An Indian court ruled there is enough evidence to send former UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to trial on sexual harassment charges in a case filed by a former female colleague in New Delhi. Police registered the case against Pachauri after the 29-year-old female colleague accused him three years ago of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, Muslim militants freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle hideouts in the southern Philippines.
    (AP, 9/16/18)
2018        Sep 14, Iranian media said that the reformist "Sedayeh Eslahat" newspaper was ordered shut down on charges of insulting the Shiite religion for publishing an article on female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri also ordered the editor be punished.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Israel American law professor Frank Romano (66), who reportedly also has French citizenship, was detained in the embattled village of Khan al-Ahmar, along with two Palestinian activists, for allegedly trying to block Israeli troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was blocked by anti-whaling nations in a tense vote at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil.
    (AFP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir a bus fell off a road into a deep gorge, killing 16 people and injuring 16 others.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Mexico City gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians killed five people and wounded eight in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square where the bands serenade tourists.
    (Reuters, 9/15/18)(AP, 9/16/18)
2018        Sep 14, In the northern Mexico state of Sonora six severed human heads were found in a plastic cooler on a roadside near Ciudad Obregon.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In the Netherlands four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed to him to address the problem.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Nigerian finance minister Kemi Adeosun (51), accused of forging a document to avoid compulsory national service, said she was quitting to protect government integrity.
    (AFP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, North and South Korea opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of their leaders' summit in Pyongyang next week. On June 16, 2020, North Korea blew up the facility.
    (AP, 9/14/18)(Econ., 6/20/20, p.31)
2018        Sep 14, In southwestern Pakistan a roadside bomb exploded near a security convoy, killing three security personnel near the town of Pashi, Baluchistan province.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Palestinian Shadi Abdel Aal (11) was fatally wounded during demonstrations east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, becoming one of the youngest Palestinians to be killed in months of unrest along the frontier.  Two other Palestinians were killed during the weekly protest by Israeli live fire.
    (AFP, 9/15/18)(Reuters, 9/17/18)
2018        Sep 14, Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on the northeastern tip of Luzon island in the Philippines with top-of-the-scale Category 5 winds of 165 mph.
    (AP, 9/16/18)
2018        Sep 14, Russia's Central Bank hiked its key interest rate for the first time in nearly four years, moving to shore up the ruble amid increasing risks of US sanctions. It raised the rate to 7.5 percent from 7.25 percent.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, The Russian Orthodox Church announced a rebuff to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community, saying it would not participate in events headed by the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate due to a dispute over control of the church in Ukraine.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In South Sudan clashes erupted in Central Equatoria state when government troops stormed bases in Lainya and Kajo Keji counties. Eight government troops were killed in the battle in Lainya county. Another attack took place in Mangalatore, near the site of the first attack, where four government soldiers were killed. This came two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a "final final" peace agreement to end the civil war.
    (AP, 9/14/18)(Reuters, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, Swiss authorities said that the Netherlands arrested and expelled two suspected Russian spies earlier this year who allegedly tried to hack a Swiss laboratory that conducts tests for the UN-backed chemical weapons watchdog.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Syria residents In cities and towns across the last opposition-held province of Idlib, poured into the streets to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad's government in defiance of an expected offensive to retake the territory.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Syria Islamic State gunmen took advantage of a sandstorm and killed 20 SDF fighters in the country's east.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Thailand a special order issued by the prime minister became law following its publication in the Royal Gazette. It allows political parties to gather funds to operate and, with the ruling junta's permission, recruit party members and choose new leaders.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reproached the central bank for sharply raising interest rates, saying the country would "see the results" of the bank's independence.
    (AP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Turkish security forces fired tear gas at construction workers at Istanbul's new airport who were protesting dangerous working conditions at the site as it prepares to open for business next month.
    (AFP, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Uzbekistan's first electronic music festival ever, an event, called Stihia or Element in Russian, was staged at Muynak, an area of desert caused by one of the world's largest man-made environmental catastrophes, the shrinking of the Aral Sea.
    (AP, 9/16/18)
2018        Sep 14, In Yemen sporadic fighting took place in various areas around Hodeida. Two Saudi pilots died when their helicopter crashed due to a technical fault in Mahra province.
    (AFP, 9/14/18)(Reuters, 9/14/18)
2018        Sep 14, Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party called off plans to hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country's president after public gatherings were banned due to a cholera outbreak.
    (AFP, 9/14/18)

2019        Sep 14, US President Donald Trump confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. US media reported in late July and early August, citing intelligence officials, that the younger Bin Laden had been killed sometime in the last two years in an operation that involved the United States.
    (The Telegraph, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, President Donald Trump gave a boost to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu days before he faces his fiercest political test in more than a decade. Trump said he and Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward on a "mutual defense" treaty between the allies.
    (AP, 9/14/19)(AFP, 9/15/19)
2019        Sep 14, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed credit for the attacks on two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility.
    (AP, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, In Oklahoma fights broke out at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita. The next day more fights broke out at prisons in Hominy, Sayre, Fort Supply, Lawton and Stringtown. One inmate was left dead and more than a dozen injured.
    (AP, 9/16/19)
2019        Sep 14, Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in the Bahamas as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago's northwest region that was already hit by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. The list of missing still stood at an alarming 1,300 people and the death toll at 50. Humberto moved away from the Bahamas after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian.
    (AP, 9/14/19)(AP, 9/15/19)
2019        Sep 14, In Burkina Faso the heads of state from 15 countries in the West African economic bloc known as ECOWAS met to discuss the fight against Islamic extremism and the impact of the G5 Sahel Joint Force set up to combat its spread.
    (AP, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, British police said burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit. Police said they had arrested one 66-year-old man in connection with the theft, but had not recovered the artwork. The toilet, named "America", was previously on display in a cubicle at New York's Guggenheim Museum, where more than 100,000 visitors were able to use it. As of late November the artwork by Maurizio Cattelan remained missing.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)(NY Times, 11/21/19)
2019        Sep 14, Former Congolese health minister Oly Ilunga was taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to the Ebola epidemic. Ilunga oversaw Congo DRC's handling of the outbreak, the second deadliest in history, for nearly a year.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Egypt's Pres. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi refuted corruption allegations raised by a businessman about the country's military in a series of recorded testimonials that went viral on social media. Officials said at least three security force members and three militants were killed in a militant attack on a checkpoint in restive northern Sinai province.
    (AP, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, In France hundreds of demonstrators faced police in a tense stand-off in the city of Nantes as revived "yellow vest" protests against the government of President Emmanuel Macron took place across the country.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Iranian state television reported that Iran has signed a $440 million contract with local company Petropars to develop the Belal gas field in the Gulf, saying the country's vital energy sector was active despite US sanctions.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Japanese officials culled 753 pigs in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo after detecting an outbreak of swine fever.
    (Reuters, 9/15/19)
2019        Sep 14, Malaysia's two oldest political parties signed a charter of formal cooperation, presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay-Muslims at a time of simmering racial and religious tensions.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said the country's first-floating nuclear power plant, known as "Akademik Lomonosov," has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska. The plant will replace a coal-fired power plant and an aging nuclear power plant supplying more than 50,000 people with electricity in Chukotka.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Saudi Arabia's oil production and exports were disrupted after drone attacks on two Aramco plants, including the world's biggest oil processing facility.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Spanish authorities said record rainfall has claimed two more lives in the southeast, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms.
    (AP, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Syrian state media accused militant groups of preventing civilians from leaving the last rebel-held stronghold in the country's northwest through a corridor government troops are securing. State-run TV al-Ikhbariya said no civilians came out via the corridor from Idlib province.
    (AP, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Turkey's state media said the government has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016.
    (Reuters, 9/14/19)
2019        Sep 14, Yemeni security officials said shelling by Houthi rebels has killed at least 13 civilians over the last 24 hours including women and children in Hodeida and Taiz provinces.
    (AP, 9/14/19)

2020        Sep 14, Pres. Donald Trump visited California and blamed the wildfires ravaging the West Coast not on climate change but on the failure by Western states to properly manage their forests. West Coast fires pushed into new areas, prompting fresh evacuations in Idaho, Oregon and California. At least 27 people dead and dozens more missing.
    (NY Times, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, A federal appeals court ruled upheld a Trump administration policy that could lead to the deportation of about 400,000 immigrants who originally came to the US in emergency circumstances, like earthquakes or civil wars.
    (NY Times, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, The US deported a key witness in an ongoing investigation into sexual abuse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in El Paso. The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General had forbidden the woman's deportation, but changed course, and the woman was sent to Mexico.
    (Business Insider, 9/16/20)
2020        Sep 14, Alaska dentist Seth Lookhart (35), convicted on 46 counts of defrauding the federal Medicaid program, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The state requested that the court order Lookhart to pay more than $2 million in restitution for the Medicaid fraud.
    (Today, 9/17/20)
2020        Sep 14, California and 19 other states filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to weaken curbs on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, saying the widespread West Coast wildfires should be a reminder of the dangers posed by climate change.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020          Sep 14, California to date had 765,498 cases of coronavirus and 14,457 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 95,275 cases and 1,307 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 6,551,575 with the death toll at 194,443.
    (, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Inc said it is recruiting 100,000 more workers - the fourth hiring spree it has announced for the United States this year - to keep pace with e-commerce demand that jumped during the pandemic.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Eli Lilly and Co said its rheumatoid arthritis drug shortened the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients also given Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral remdesivir.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc launched its add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease nearly five months after Food and Drug Administration's approval, as the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its roll out in the United States.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Oracle surged 5.6% as the cloud services company said it would team up with China's ByteDance to keep TikTok operating in the United States, beating Microsoft Corp in a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Verizon, the country's largest phone company, said it is buying prepaid phone seller Tracfone for up to $6.9 billion, expanding its low-income customer business.
    (AP, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Belarus' authoritarian Pres. Alexander Lukashenko visited Russia in a bid to secure more loans and political support, as demonstrations against the extension of his 26-year rule entered their sixth week. President Vladimir Putin announced a $1.5 billion loan to Belarus when he hosted his counterpart for more than four hours of talks in Sochi.
    (AP, 9/14/20)(AP, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, A Chinese academic countered US-backed allegations that China is using forced sterilization against Muslims in Xinjiang, saying the claims were based on "fabricated facts" and "falsified data".
    (South China Morning Post, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, The Czech Republic reported 1,038 new cases of the coronavirus, the sixth time in the past week the daily rise was above the 1,000 level.
    (Reuters, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, The national Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland said that a big chunk of Greenland's ice cap, estimated at 42 square miles, has broken off in the far northeastern Arctic.
    (SFC, 9/15/20, p.A2)
2020        Sep 14, It was reported that German carmaker Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a US government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 US vehicle owners.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, In India a woman (19), who belonged to the Dalit community, was raped by four men in the heartland state of Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district. Her family found her naked, bleeding and paralyzed with a split tongue and a broken spine in a field outside their home. She died on Sept. 28. Four men, all from an upper caste, were arrested.
    (AP, 9/30/20)
2020        Sep 14, Indonesia's capital of Jakarta began two weeks of social restrictions to curb a rise of coronavirus infections.
    (SFC, 9/15/20, p.A6)
2020        Sep 14, A suspected Israeli airstrike on Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria killed 10 fighters, including eight Iraqis. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike also destroyed arms depots and ambulances were seen rushing to the area.
    (AP, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, An Israeli court handed down three life sentences to Jewish extremist Amiram Ben-Uliel, convicted in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents.
    (AP, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Yoshihide Suga (71) was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party, all but assuring that he will become the country's new prime minister when a parliamentary election is held later in the week.
    (AP, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, The rival government in eastern Libya submitted its resignation after a number of protests over deteriorating living conditions and corruption. The parliament in Tobruk needs to approve the resignation of the government. The parallel government in the east of the country is not recognized by the international community.
    (BBC, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Libya’s coast guard intercepted three boats, and one of them capsized. The coast guard retrieved two bodies, and survivors reported 22 others were missing and presumed dead.
    (AP, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, In Mozambique a video emerged showing people dressed in army uniforms beating and killing a naked woman in the restive gas-rich Cabo Delgado province. The defence ministry soon condemned the footage as "horrifying" and vowed to "ascertain their authenticity".
    (BBC, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, Nigerian health workers demanding the payment of a hazard allowance for treating coronavirus patients went on strike only a week after doctors in Africa's most populous country staged a walk out.
    (Reuters, 9/15/20)
2020        Sep 14, In the Philippines new rules cut the social distancing minimum to 30 centimeters (12 inches) on public transport, as the country saw another daily record in newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths. The country reported 259 new confirmed deaths, a record for the second time in three days. Total fatalities increased to 4,630, while infections have doubled in the past 35 days to 265,888.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said Russia has recruited sufficient participants for its large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial, known as a Phase III trial. Initial results are expected in October or November this year.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Swiss drugmaker said Novartis said its Beovu matched Regeneron's Eylea in vision clarity scores for a blindness-causing eye disease, after early safety stumbles for the medicine in another condition caused disappointing early sales.
    (Reuters, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Human Rights Watch said international donors slashed their funding in June partly because of the “systemic interference" in relief operations by the Houthi rebels who hold Yemen's capital, Sanaa, as well as by the country's internationally recognized government and their southern separatists.
    (AP, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, Vietnam jailed four people over their roles in the death of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last October.
    (The Telegraph, 9/14/20)
2020        Sep 14, It was reported that astronomers using powerful telescopes have detected a chemical in the toxic atmosphere of Venus that could be a signal of something living in one of the solar system’s most inhospitable environments.
    (NY Times, 9/15/20)

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