Monday 14 September 2009
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.
Jennifer's Body, directed by Karyn Kusama, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 14 September
- Jody Powell: American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (Born 1943).
- Patrick Swayze: American stage, film and TV actor, dancer, choreographer and sex symbol, a top box-office figure with "Dirty Dancing," 1987, "Roadhouse," and "Ghost," 1990.
- Keith Floyd: English chef and author (d. 2009).
- Darren Sutherland: Irish boxer (Born 1982).
- American actor Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Ghost) dies after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at age 57.
- Norwegians go to the polls for the Norwegian parliamentary election. (''Norway Post'')
- France's political ampquottrial of the centuryampquot into the Clearstream affairmdashformer Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin versus President Nicolas Sarkozymdashopens at the Palais de Justice. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
- U.S. special forces launch an attack on Islamist militants from Al-Shabab in Somalia. (''The New York Times'')
- At least 18 women and children are killed in a stampede for free flour handed out by charity workers in Karachi, Pakistan. (Xinhua)
- Legislators in Aceh province in Indonesia pass a new law on stoning to death and other severe sentences for adultery, homosexuality and premarital sex. (''The Guardian'')
- Dozens of people in Uganda are charged over riots in the capital Kampala over the visit of the King of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. (BBC)
- China lodges a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the United States' decision to impose import duties on Chinese-made tires. (''Financial Times'')
- A large area of Toronto, Canada, is evacuated after a Pipe bomb was found in a truck, but the bomb is neutralized by the Toronto bomb squad. (CP24)
- In tennis, Juan Martín del Potro defeats Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters defeats Caroline Wozniacki at the U.S. Open. (''The New York Times'')
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