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KIU Trivia: September 14th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Also called Universal Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross or Holy Cross Day, it is a liturgical feast celebrated on September 14 to honour the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

Hindi Day(India). It is celebrated every year on 14 September marking the declaration of Hindi language as the official language of the Union government of India. On 14 September 1949, Hindi was adopted as the official language in India.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley died after being shot and mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. He was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

2.    In 1960, The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded. As of September 2018, the 13 member countries accounted for an estimated 44 percent of global oil production and 81.5 percent of the world's "proven" oil reserves, giving OPEC a major influence on global oil prices that were previously determined by the so-called "Seven Sisters" grouping of multinational oil companies.

3.    In 2007,  during the financial crisis of 2007–2008, the Northern Rock bank experienced the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years. A bank run occurs when many clients withdraw their money from a bank, because they believe the bank may cease to function in the near future.


1.    1973 – Nas, American rapper and entrepreneur.

2.    1983 – Amy Winehouse, one of the best English singers of all time. She died in 2011 of an alcohol overdose.

Sources: Wikipedia & checkiday.

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