September 14

This Day in History


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...)


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...)


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...)