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September 14 Birthdays

Alexander von Humboldt
1769–1859, German naturalist and explorer.

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
physiologist (1849)

Alice Stone Blackwell
feminist (1857)

Charles Dana Gibson
illustrator (1867)

Margaret Sanger
feminist (1879)

Constance Baker Motley
lawyer and jurist (1921)

Amy Winehouse
singer, songwriter (1983)

September 14 in History

1814

Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner.

1901

President McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.

1927

Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France.

1940

Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.

1959

The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon when it crashed onto the lunar surface.

1982

Princess Grace of Monaco died from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous day.

1994

Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.

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