Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Ninth Month


The 9th month of the year is an outstanding one.

In the Southern United States, it's the warmest month of the year and the Northern States have very cool nights. It's harvest time for crops and that's why Switzerland calls September the harvest month. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of September leads to the beginning of meteorological autumn while it is the beginning of the meteorological spring in the 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. On September 14, my beautiful daughter, Toney, was born! What a special day that was!!!  (See pic below)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONEY! 
14. National Chicken Month
15. National Rice Month

16. National Potato Month

17. National All-American Breakfast Month

18. Labor Day - first Monday of September

19. September 8 - Pardon Day

20. September 13 - Uncle Sam Day (his image was first used in 1813)

21.September 16 - Mexican Independence Day   



Daryl said...

I'm diggin all American breakfast month. Cool facts about Sept. peg

Jimbob said...

Interesting facts. Fun to read. Thanks for digging them up and letting us read them.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the 8th. Pardon Day.

Sarah said...

Thanx Peggy!

Jon said...

Yes that was a special day Peg. She's very beautiful! Happy Birthday Toney.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Toney!

Anonymous said...

Lovely young woman! said...

She's very pretty Peggy. Thanks for introducing us. Nice post.