Lost and Found – September 14th Edition

What to remember about September 14th…

  • 1638  American clergyman John Harvard is born in England; donates money and library to sustain New College at Cambridge; school renamed “Harvard” in his honor
  • 1847  U.S. forces under Winfield Scott capture Mexico City and raise American flag over the Halls of Montezuma during Mexican-American War
  • 1879 Eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger is born in New York (d. 1966)
  • 1899  Henry Bliss is 1st person killed by a motor vehicle in the U.S.; he was struck by the electric taxicab the day before
  • 1901  President McKinley dies this day of infection after being shot in assassination attempt September 6th; event immortalized in song “White House Blues”
  • 1901  Theodore Roosevelt becomes 26th President of the United States
  • 1975  Pope Paul VI canonizes Elizabeth Ann Seton; 1st American-born Catholic saint; founder of the Sisters of Charity
  • 1994  Major League Baseball announces the cancellation of remainder of 1994 season and World Series due to ongoing players strike
  • 2001  National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks
  • 2009 American actor, dancer, and songwriter Patrick Swayze dies


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