September is Better Breakfast Month, Classical Music Month, Library Card Sign-Up Month, Kids Good Manners Month, National School Success Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Biscuit Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Sewing Month, National Read-a-New-Book Month, Women of Achievement Month, National History Month, Save the Tiger Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month
September's Birthstone - Sapphire; September's Flower - Aster;
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Fact Monster's Daily Feature gives loads of information about each day.

September Coloring Calendar

September Famous Birthdays

September Bizarre and Unique Holidays

First Week
National Grandparent's Day  is always the first Sunday after Labor Day
Second Week
Third Week
National Dog Week, National Constitution Week
Fourth Week
 Louisiana Archaeology Week is September 26 - October 2.
September 1 Emma M. Nutt Day - in honor of the first woman telephone operator. She began her career in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1878.
The U.S. Treasury Department began on this day in 1789.
September 3 On September 3, 1838, a slave named Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom. He dressed as a sailor and boarded a train in Baltimore, Maryland. He rode to Wilmington, Delaware where he caught a steamboat to the free city of Philadelphia and then went on to New York City.
Uncle Sam's image was first used on this day in 1813.
September 4 Syd Hoff's birthday (1912)
Today is Newspaper Carrier Day in the US. The first newsboy, 10 year old Barney Flaherty, was hired on September 4, 1833.
September 5 Paul Fleischman's birthday (1952)
  Labor Day  Who participated in America's first Labor Day parade? Click here
Jesse James' birthday (1847)
September 7 Grandma Moses birthday (1860 - 1961). She was a famous painter who never had an art lesson and didn't begin painting until she was 78 years old.
September 8 Jack Prelutsky's birthday (1940)
  John Scieszka's birthday (1954)
International Literacy Day
September 9 Teddy Bear Day
September 10 Elias Howe patented his sewing machine in 1846.
September 11 Never Forget September 11, 2001 - Four hijacked commercial jets crashed into the World Trade Center Buildings (NYC), the Pentagon (in Arlington, VA), and a field in western Pennsylvania.
September 13 Roald Dahl's birthday (1916- 1990)
The Muppet Show premiered on television on September 13, 1976. Hosted by Kermit the Frog, the show was broadcast in more than 100 countries.
  Roger Maris' birthday (1934) How many homeruns did he hit in his career?
National Peanut Day
September 14 John Steptoe's birthday (1950)
Star Spangled Banner day - In 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the song that became our national anthem in 1931.
September 15 Tomie dePaola's birthday (1934)
Robert McCloskey's birthday (1914)
September 16 H.A. Rey's birthday (1898)
Mayflower Day - September 16, 1620, a ship called the Mayflower departed Plymouth, England heading for the Free World.
September 17 Citizenship Day - The Constitution was completed and signed on this day in 1787.
September 18 In 1830, the first locomotive was built in America. The Tom Thumb, lost a race with a horse. The steam engine had mechanical difficulties on the nine mile course. A boiler leak prevented it from finishing the race.
September 19 In 1738, a hot-air balloon made a flight with passengers for the first time. Teh passengers were a sheep, a rooster, and a duck.
September 20 Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday
September 21 Hurricane Hugo hit the American coastline near Charleston, South Carolina, in 1989. It left destruction totaling at least $8 billion.
September 22 Good Neighbor Day
September 23 First Day of Fall
The planet Neptune was discovered Setptember 23, 1846 by German astronomer, Johann Galle. Neptune is the 8the planet from the Sun.
September 24 Jim Henson's birthday (1936-1990) creator of the Muppets
September 25 Shel Silverstein's birthday (1930-)
  First Newspaper is published in 1690
September 26 Johnny Appleseed's birthday (1774-1845) - John Chapman planted apple orchards all over the northeast US.
September 27 Paul Goble's birthday (1933)
American Indian Day
Bernard Waber's birthday (1924)
September 28 Harriet Tubman leads her parents to freedom
September 29 Stan Berenstain's birthday (1923)
On This Day - from the New York Times Learning Network will give you facts about what happened each day in history.
This page was last updated on Friday, August 29, 2014.