Events occurring on Saturday, September 14, 1940  
  Operation Sealion - The Planned German Invasion of Great Britain  
  German Chancellor Adolf Hitler decided that Reichsmarschall and chief of the Luftwaffe Hermann W. Goring needed four or five consecutive days of fine weather to gain air superiority of Great Britain. Accordingly, Hitler postponed Operation Sea Lion until September 27, 1940.  
  The United States Army  
  The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burk-Wadsworth Act, was passed by the Congress of the United States. The act required men between the ages of 21 and 35 register with local draft boards. The act introduced the first peacetime conscription in United States history when U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed it into law two days later.  
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The corvette HMS Honeysuckle (K 27) was commissioned. Her first commander was Lt. George W, Gregorie.  
  The submarine U-96 was commissioned. Her first commander was Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock.  
  September 1940 Calendar  
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