September 14 Peace Love Activism

September 14 Peace Love Activism

Anarchism in the US

President McKinley

September 14 Peace Love Activism

September 14, 1901: President McKinley died of a gangrenous infection stemming from his (Sept 6) wounds. (NYT article) (see Sept 24, 1901)
Eugene V. Debs
September 14, 1918: in Cleveland Eugene V. Debs was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for violating the Espionage Act. (see Oct 16; Debs, see March 10, 1919)

 

September 14 Music et al

see Tutti Frutti for more
September 14, 1955: after some lyric adjustments (such as from "Tutti frutti, good booty" to "Tootie frutti, all rooty"), Little Richard recorded Tutti Frutti.

Bob Dylan
September 14, 1961: Dylan met John Hammond at a rehearsal session for Carolyn Hester at the apartment shared by Hester and her then-husband, Richard Fariña. Hester had invited Dylan to the session as a harmonica player, and Hammond approved him as a session player after hearing him rehearse, with recommendations from his son, musician John P. Hammond, and from Liam Clancy. (see Sept 26)
September 14 Peace Love Activism

Space Race

Luna 2

September 14 Peace Love Activism

September 14, 1959: the Soviets' Luna 2 successfully crash-landed on the moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach another planetary body. (article) (see Oct 4)

Zond 5

September 14, 1968: the Soviet Union sends Zond 5 around the moon and back to Earth in an unmanned test of their circumlunar spacecraft. The craft carried tortoises, "wine flies, meal worms, plants, seeds, bacteria, and other living matter." (article) (see Oct 11 – 12)

US Labor History

Landrum-Griffin Act

September 14 Peace Love Activism

September 14, 1959: President Eisenhower signed the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, also known as the Landrum-Griffin Act. The law addressed the union corruption uncovered by Senator John L. McClellan. It held labor leaders to stricter standards in handling union funds and required them to file annual reports. (see March 16, 1960)
César E. Chávez
September 14, 1970: Courts ruled that Chávez was leading an illegal strike because it involved a jurisdictional dispute between two unions.  (see Oct 8, 1970)
Dolores Huerta
September 14, 1988: during a peaceful and lawful protest of the policies/platform of then-candidate for president George H.W. Bush, San Francisco Police officers severely beat Huerta resulting in several broken ribs and necessitating the removal of her spleen.

Huerta won a large judgment against the SFPD and the City of San Francisco, the proceeds of which were used for the benefit of farm workers. (see Nov 12, 1990)

Jack Kevorkian

September 14, 1995: Kevorkian arrived at the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac, Michigan in homemade stocks with ball and chain. He is ordered to stand trial for assisting in the 1991 suicides of Sherry Miller and Marjorie Wantz. (see Oct 30)

BLACK HISTORY

September 14, 201: the sister of a James C Anderson (see June 26, 2011), asked prosecutors not to pursue the death penalty against anyone accused of her brother’s murder. (JCA, see March 22, 2012; BH, see Sept 21)

LGBTQ

Kim Davis
September 14, 2015: (from the NYT) Undaunted in her religious faith but facing the specter of another courtroom reckoning, Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, who was jailed for defying a federal judge’s order that she issue marriage licenses, said Monday that she would not stop her employees from processing licenses for same-sex couples.

But the condition that Ms. Davis attached to her admittedly makeshift solution — that the licenses would lack her authorization — was an indication that her protracted legal and political battles would not go away soon. Ms. Davis’s strategy could spur new litigation to challenge the licenses, and it was unclear how Judge David L. Bunning of Federal District Court, who jailed Ms. Davis on Sept. 3, would respond. (see Sept 15)
Atlantic Coast Conference
September 14, 2016: the Atlantic Coast Conference announced that it would move neutral-site championships for this academic year, including its football title game in December and its women’s basketball tournament in March, out of North Carolina in reaction to a state law that curbed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. (LGBTQ, see Sept 30; NC, see Dec 22)

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