September 14

This Day in History

1982

Princess Grace Dies

American actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly dies in France, as a result of injuries suffered in a car crash the day before. Born into a rich Irish-Catholic family in the United States, Grace Kelly … (more...)

1963

First Oceanauts Descend into Underwater Station

On this day in 1963, Albert Falco and Claude Wesly became the world’s first "oceanauts" as they descended into the ocean to live for a week in the Conshelf I station. The Conshelf project of the … (more...)

1939

First Successful Helicopter Flown

On this day in history in 1939, Russian-born US aeronautical engineer Igor Sikorsky flew a VS-300, the world’s first successful helicopter. The youngest of five children born in the Russian Empire … (more...)