This Day in History – September 14

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This Day in History - September 14

On 14th September 1949, Hindi was adopted as an official language in India. On the same day, across the ocean, in 1998, Microsoft became the largest company in the USA valued at $261billion dollars! Remembering our history is the only way to treasure our roots and accomplishments so let’s find out the fascinating events that shaped this day in history- September 14!

What Happened in India on September 14?

  • 1948 – Aurangabad Captured by Indian Army
    The Indian Army as part of its ‘Operation Polo’, captured the city of Aurangabad on 14th September 1948. 
  • 1949 –Hindi declared as the Official Language
    The Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of India.
  • 2000 –Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the US Senate
    On 14th September 2000, the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressed a joint meeting of both houses of the US Senate.
YouTube: AP Archive

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on September 14

  • 1812 – Napoleonic Wars
    The French Grande Armee entered Moscow and the Fire of Moscow began when the Russian troops left the city.
  • 1829 – Treaty of Adrianople signed by Ottoman Empire
    The Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Adrianople which marked the end of the Russo Turkish War.
YouTube: Made in Turkey
  • 1901 – President McKinley of US was shot dead
    William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz on 14th September 1901.
YouTube: HistoryPod
  • 1926 – China Yangtze River Battle
    British, American and French warships battled to establish control of the Yangtze River. This was followed by bombardment of foreign vessels by the Chinese.
  • 1951 – Seedless Watermelon Developed
    Purdue University developed the seedless watermelon and the estimated weight was about 8 to 10 pounds.
  • 1959 – First Man Made Object at the Moon
    The First Man Made Object Luna 2 landed on the Moon. This was a part of the space race between the two superpowers of the world : the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1960 – OPEC founded in Iraq
    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded on 14th September 1960 by five of its core members: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
Credits : The Globe and Mail
  • 1998 – Microsoft became the largest company 
     Microsoft was declared to be the biggest company in the world  and was valued at $261bn on the New York stock exchange.
  • 2006 – E.Coli Brokeout in USA
    On September 14, 2006 the outbreak of 200 Escherichia coli (E. coli) illnesses in 26 states was traced to the bacteria in organic spinach in San Benito County, California.
  • 2013 – Affordable Rockets Launched by Japan
    On 14th September 2013, Japan launched the “affordable” Epsilon space rocket. This rocket used artificial intelligence to perform tasks like safety checks.

Famous Birthdays

1774 – Lord William Bentick
Lord William Bentick was the 14th Governor-General of India, English General, and politician. His birthday is celebrated on this day in history.

1923 – Ram Jethmalani
Ram Jethmalani was an Indian lawyer and politician. He served as the former Minister of Law and Justice in India. He was born on this glorious day in history, September 14.

Ram Jethmalani- September 14
Credits: ThePrint

1984 – Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmand Khurrana is a renowned Indian actor. Best known for his roles in movies like Badhai Ho and Andhadun. He was born on 14th September in India.

Ayushman Khurana-September 14
Credits: Times of India

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