September 2017



See you in September
See you when the summer’s through
Here we are (bye, baby, goodbye)
Saying goodbye at the station (bye, baby, goodbye)
Summer vacation (bye, baby bye, baby)
Is taking you away (bye, baby, goodbye)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September
Or lose you to a summer love
(counting the days ’til I’ll be with you)
(counting the hours and the minutes, too)


“See You In September”

2. What is Labor Day?

3. September Fun Facts

The 9th month of the year brings us Labor Day, and the start of the Fall season.

In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, September is the ninth month of the year. However, it used to be the seventh month on the Roman calendar. It had 29 and 31 days but it later was changed to 30 days by Emperor Augustus. In Southern United States, it is the warmest months of the year and very cool nights for Northern states. It is the harvest time for crops and that is why Switzerland calls September the harvest month. In the Northern hemisphere, beginning of September leads to the beginning of meteorological autumn while it is the beginning of the meteorological spring in southern hemisphere.

Below are some fun facts about September:

  1. The birthstone for September is the sapphire.
  2. The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 – September 22) and Libra (September 23 – October 22)
  3. The birth flower for September is the morning glory.
  4. On September 1, 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan were established.
  5. On September 1, 1939, World War II began in Europe because the German troops invaded Poland.
  6. On September 2, 1789, the United States Department of Treasury was established.
  7. On September 3, 1783, the Revolutionary War in America ended after Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris.
  8. On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was assassinated.
  9. On September 8, 1565, the first permanent white settlement was founded in St.Augustine, Florida.
  10. On September 10, 1846, Elias Howe patented his sewing machine.
  11. On September 14, 1847, United States forces took control of Mexico City.
  12. On September 14, 1940, the Selective Service Act was passed by Congress which provided the first peacetime draft in the United States history.
  13. National Chicken Month
  14. National Rice Month
  15. National Potato Month
  16. National All-American Breakfast Month
  17. Labor Day – first Monday of September
  18. September 8 – Pardon Day
  19. September 13 – Uncle Sam Day (his image was first used in 1813)
  20. September 16 – Mexican Independence Day
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • National ITP Awareness Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month (promoted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Usher Syndrome Awareness Day (third Saturday)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11)
  • World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)
  • World Sepsis Day (September 13)
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Sexual Health Awareness Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (September 13)
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Day (September 15)
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week (September 18-24)
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18)
  • Get Ready Day (September 20)
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day (September 21)
  • Falls Prevention Day (September 22)
  • Family Health and Fitness Day (September 24)
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week (September 26-30)
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (September 28)
  • World Rabies Day (September 28)
  • World Heart Day (September 29)
  • Sport Purple for Platelets Day (September 30)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month

5. The man behind the iconic image and fascinating nickname for the United States government is recognized on Uncle Sam Day, born on September 13, 1766.

6. Remembering 9/11

7. Saving on Halloween.

8. National Coffee Day.

9. National VFW Day.

10. Ghosts of Alpena Michigan

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