Today is Saturday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2019 with 108 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov in 1849; Margaret Sanger, American pioneer in the birth-control movement, in 1879; actor Clayton Moore in 1914; author/feminist Kate Millett in 1934; actor Walter Koenig in 1936 (age 83); basketball Hall of Fame member Larry Brown in 1940 (age 79); actor Joey Heatherton in 1944 (age 75); actor Sam Neill in 1947 (age 72); rock singer Jon "Bowzer" Bauman in 1947 (age 72), actor Mary Crosby in 1959 (age 60); actor Faith Ford in 1964 (age 55); Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in 1965 (age 54); actor Kimberly Williams-Paisley in 1971 (age 48); actor Andrew Lincoln in 1973 (age 46); rapper Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, in 1973 (age 46); British singer Amy Winehouse in 1983; actor Emma Kenney in 1999 (age 20).
On this date in history:
In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley died of wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier. He was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1920, the first live radio dance music was broadcast, carried by a Detroit station and featuring Paul Specht and his orchestra.
In 1959, the Soviet probe Lunik-2 became the first Earth-launched space vehicle to land on the moon.
In 1960, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was founded.
In 1975, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint.
In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco -- American film actress Grace Kelly -- was killed when her car plunged off a mountain road by the Cote D'Azur. She was 52.
In 1984, Joe Kittinger, 56, left Caribou, Maine, in a 10-story-tall helium balloon to make the first solo trans-Atlantic balloon crossing. He reached the French coast in three days and landed in Italy another day later.
In 1991, the South African government, ANC, Inkatha Freedom Party and 20 other anti-apartheid groups signed a peace accord to end black factional violence.
In 1996, Bosnians elected a three-person collective presidency: one Muslim, one Serb and one Croat.
In 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush proclaimed this to be a day of national mourning and remembrance for those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The FBI identified the hijackers and said several had taken flying lessons in Florida.
In 2003, authorities said an estimated 124 people were dead or missing after South Korea was struck by the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in a century.
In 2005, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, the third and fourth largest U.S. air carriers, filed for bankruptcy as the industry reeled under record high jet fuel costs.
In 2008, the U.S. brokerage firm Merrill Lynch agreed to sell itself to Bank of America for $50 billion and Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy after it failed to find a buyer.
In 2010, U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, imprisoned in Iran on charges of espionage for more than a year after she and two male companions were accused of illegally crossing into Iranian territory, was released on $500,000 bail. The men -- Shane Bauer, her fiance, and Josh Fattal -- were freed just over a year later.
In 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as a Category 1 storm, inundating the coast with a 6-foot storm surge. The storm directly caused 24 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.
A thought for the day: American birth control activist Margaret Sanger wrote: "No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother."