Annie's "September Events & Dates" Page

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth"
2 Timothy 2:15~KJV

*Labor Day-First Monday in September. This celebration began with a labor parade in
New York City on Sept 5, 1882
Grandparents Day. First Sunday after Labor Day.
*Native American Day. Fourth Friday in September. Formerly American Indian Day.
*Harvest festivals are held throughout most of the nation. Some communities honor special crops with
celebrations, such as the National Tobacco Festival at Richmond, Va., in September or October.
*National School Bus Safety Week is in --September
*National Farm Safety Week is in --September

Five Jewish holidays are celebrated in September or early October. They are Rosh Ha-Shanah, or New Year;
Tzom Gedaliah, a fast day; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles;
and Simhat Torah, a day of rejoicing.

Rosh Hashana (New Year). September or October.
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Eight days after Rosh Hashana.
Succoth, or
Feast of Tabernacles. September or October.

Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year's Day festival celebrated on the first or first
and second days of Tishri (September or


September 1--Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan established, 1905.--
German troops invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe, 1939. Birthdays:
1 (1795) James Gordon Bennett
1 (1877) Francis William Aston
September 2--Great fire of London began, 1666.--U.S. Department of the Treasury
established, 1789.--Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii born 1838.--Japan's surrender in World War II first
celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day, 1945. Birthdays: 2? (1850) Eugene Field
September 3--Great Britain signed Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War in America, 1783.--Louis H.
Sullivan, American architect, born 1856.--First Labor Day celebrated as a legal public holiday, 1894. Birthdays:
3 (1724) Guy Carleton 3 (1856) Louis H. Sullivan
September 4--Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French author, born 1768.--Marcus Whitman, American
missionary, born 1802.--Daniel H. Burnham, American architect, born 1846.--Transcontinental television service
began with a telecast of the Japanese peace conference, 1951. Birthdays:
September 5--First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia, 1774.--Jesse James, American desperado,
born 1847. Birthdays: 5 (1585) Cardinal Richelieu

5 (1791) Giacomo Meyerbeer 5 (1892) Joseph Szigeti
September 6--Massachusetts Bay Colony established, 1628.--Marquis de Lafayette, French
statesman, born 1757.--John Dalton, English scientist, born 1766.--Jane Addams, founder of
Hull House, born 1860.--President McKinley shot by an assassin, 1901.Birthdays:
September 7--Queen Elizabeth I of England born 1533.--Brazil proclaimed its independence,
1822.--American financier J. P. Morgan, Jr., born 1867.--Blitz of London in World War II
began, 1940. Birthdays: 7 (1533) Elizabeth I of England 7 (1914) James A. Van Allen
7 (1930) Baudouin, king of Belgium
September 8--First permanent white settlement in what is now America founded in St. Augustine, Fla.,
1565.--Antonin Dvorak, Czech composer, born 1841.--Robert A. Taft, senator from Ohio, born 1889.--Italy
announced its surrender in World War II, 1943. Birthdays: (1157) Richard I, the Lion-Hearted, of England
-- (1474) Ludovico Ariosto
September 9--Birthdays:--Cardinal Richelieu, French statesman, born 1585.--Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist,
born 1737.--Other:--California became the 31st state, and admitted to Union, 1850. --Admission Day.
September 10--Thomas Sydenham, English physician, born 1624.--Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British in
the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813.--Elias Howe patented his sewing machine, 1846.--Arthur H. Compton, American
physicist, born 1892. Birthdays: (1885) Carl Van Doren
September 11--Battle of Brandywine in Revolutionary War, 1777.--William Sydney Porter, American short-story
writer who used the pseudonym O. Henry, born 1862.--Chile's military leaders overthrow elected government of
Salvador Allende, 1973. Birthdays:-- (1862) O. Henry
-- (1877) Sir James Hopwood Jeans
September 12--Henry Hudson entered the river named for him, 1609.--H. L. Mencken, American editor, born
1880.--Russians launched first rocket to the moon, 1959.--Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia overthrown after
58 years as that country's ruler, 1975. Birthdays: --(1494) Francis I of France-- (1913) Jesse Owens
-- Defenders' Day. Maryland. Defense of Baltimore (1814) in War of 1812.
September 13--Walter Reed, American surgeon, born 1851.--John J. Pershing, American general, born
1860.--Composer Arnold Schoenberg born 1874. Birthdays:
(1876) Sherwood Anderson
September 14--Great Britain and its American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar,
1752.--Alexander von Humboldt, German scientist and geographer, born 1769.--Francis Scott Key
wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the attack on Fort McHenry, 1814.--American
illustrator Charles Dana Gibson born 1867. Birthdays:
14 (1860) Hamlin Garland 14
September 15--Novelist James Fenimore Cooper born 1789.--Mexico's War of Independence began,
1810.--Porfirio Diaz, president of Mexico, born 1830.--William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United
States, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1857.--Orchestra conductor Bruno Walter born 1876.--British Army became the
first to use military tanks, 1916. Birthdays:
(1876) Bruno Walter -- (1889) Robert Benchley
September 16--Mayflower Day - Pilgrims sailed from England in the Mayflower, 1620.--Selective Service Act
establishing military draft passed by U.S. Congress, 1940. --Cherokee Strip Day (1893).Oklahoma.
Birthdays: --(1638) Louis XIV of France -- (1823) Francis Parkman -- (1838) James J. Hill -- (1880) Alfred
September 17--Constitution of the United States signed, 1787.--Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, German soldier
in the Revolutionary War in America, born 1730.--Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the U.S. Birthdays:
Citizenship Day. Established by Congress in 1952 to give public recognition to all who became American citizens in
the preceding year. Replaced "I Am an American Day" and "Constitution Day".
September 18--Samuel Johnson, English author and dictionary maker, born 1709.--Quebec surrendered to the
British, 1759.--Washington laid cornerstone of the Capitol, 1793.--Chile declared its independence from Spain,
1810.--Jean Foucault, French physicist, born 1819.--John George Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada, born
1895.-Japanese forces invaded Manchuria, 1931.

September 19--Edward, the Black Prince, won Battle of Poitiers, 1356.--First Battle of Freeman's
Farm in the Revolutionary War began, 1777.--George Washington's Farewell Address published,
1796.--Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian patriot, born 1802.--Battle of Chickamauga in Civil War began,
1863.--President James A. Garfield died of assassin's shot, 1881.
September 20--Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse who developed a method of treating
poliomyelitis, born 1886. Birthdays: -- (1878) Upton Sinclair
September 21--Girolamo Savonarola, Italian reformer, born 1452.--Great hurricane swept the Atlantic Coast,
1938. Birthdays: -- (1452) Savonarola -- (1645) Louis Jolliet -- (1756) John Loudon MacAdam -- (1866) H.G.
Wells -- (1867) Henry L. Stimson
September 22--Earl of Chesterfield, English statesman and author, born 1694.--Revolutionary War patriot
Nathan Hale put to death as a spy by British, 1776.--Michael Faraday, English scientist, born 1791.--President
Abraham Lincoln issued preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862.
September 23--Augustus, first Roman emperor, born 63 B.C.--Thomas Osborne, American prison reformer, born
1859.--John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard, defeated the British ship Serapis in the
Revolutionary War, 1779.--American writer Walter Lippmann born 1889.
September 24--Horace Walpole, English author, born 1717.--John Marshall, chief justice of the United States,
born 1755.--F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer, born 1896. Birthdays:
(1884) Ismet Inonu
September 25--Columbus sailed on second voyage to America, 1493.--Spanish explorer Vasco
Nunez de Balboa sighted the Pacific Ocean, 1513.--Publick Occurrences, first American
newspaper, appeared in Boston, 1690.--Amendment 12 to the U.S. Constitution, changing details
of presidential elections, proclaimed, 1804.--William Faulkner, American novelist, born
1897.--Dimitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, born 1906.
September 26--T. S. Eliot, American-born poet, born 1888.--George Gershwin, American composer, born 1898.
Birthdays: -- (1870) Christian X of Denmark
-- (1897) Paul VI (pope)
September 27--Samuel Adams, American patriot, born 1722.--George Cruikshank, English caricaturist, born
1792.--Thomas Nast, American cartoonist, born 1840.--The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched at
Glasgow, 1938.--Germany, Italy, and Japan signed a mutual military aid pact, 1940.
Birthdays: -- (1862) Louis Botha
September 28--William the Conqueror landed in England, 1066.--Georges Clemenceau, French statesman, born
1841. Birthdays:--(1839) Frances E. Willard (1863) Frederick MacMonnies
September 29--Lord Robert Clive, British soldier and founder of British rule in India, born 1725.--Horatio
Nelson, British naval hero, born 1758.--Henry H. Richardson, American architect, born 1838.--Miguel de
Unamuno, Spanish philosopher, born 1864.--Nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901.
September 30--Pompey, Roman general, born 106 B.C. Birthdays

Generally here in the United States children return to school either the
end of August or the first week of September.

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What's happening in September?
Sports: Tennis is in focus in September with the U.S. Open tennis finals, featuring the world's best players.
Events: National Hispanic Heritage Month starts in September in the United States.
Special days: Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September to honor all working people.
In Australia, Labor Day is called Eight Hour Day.

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