St. Paul’s Parish – Nampa, Idaho
Congratulations to Council #2014 – St. Paul’s Parish – Nampa, Idaho on the 101st Anniversary of their founding on September 14, 1919.
Here’s a look back on September 14, 1919:
Pope: Benedict XV
President: Woodrow Wilson
Governor: D.W. Davis
Population of Idaho: 433,000
Super Bowl Champion: None – 1st Championship was 1920
World Series Champion: Cincinnati Reds defeated Chicago White Sox (Black Sox Scandal)
NBA Champion: NBA did not exist until 1946
Stanley Cup Champions: Canceled due to Spanish Flu outbreak
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Other Headlines for September 14
Today in History – September 14 – VIDEO
- 1814 – Francis Scott Key pens “The Star-Spangled Banner”
On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem.
- 1901 – President McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds
U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot in Buffalo, NY.
- 1944 – Americans launch Operation Stalemate—at an extraordinary cost
On September 14, 1944, the U.S. 1st Marine Division lands on the island of Peleliu, one of the Palau Islands in the Pacific.
- 1975 – Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes first American-born saint
Elizabeth Ann Seton is canonized by Pope Paul VI at the Vatican in Rome, becoming the first American-born Catholic saint.
- 1990 – Bobby Fischer becomes the first American to win the World Chess Championship
Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. made history, as they have been known to do when they became the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs
- 1990 – Like father, like son.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. made history, as they have been known to do when they became the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs.
- 1994 – The remainder of the major league baseball season was canceled on the 34th day of a strike by players.
- 2001 – President George W. Bush’s “Bullhorn” moment at ground zero in New York City after 9/11 attacks
Standing upon the ashes of the worst terrorist attack on American soil at Ground Zero (World Trade Center) that occurred three days earlier … President George W. Bush pledges to New York City first responders… “I can hear you. I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iw6aDR2a6w
Famous Births for September 14
- 1923 –Rocky Marciano (1923-1969, Aged 45) – Brockton, Massachusetts
American Heavyweight Boxer
American boxer undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56.
Related Article: Rocky Marciano won because his mother prayed Rosary
- 1933 – Conway Twitty (1933-1993, Aged 59) – Friars Point, Mississippi
American Country Music Singer
Recorded fifty-five singles that reached #1, including “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Hello Darlin.'” He was inducted into the Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame.
Daily Readings for September 14, 2020
- Daily Readings Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz3ZOmwzNvQ
Feastdays for September 14
- Saint Jane Frances Chantal (1572-1641)
Jane Frances was a wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament.