TODAY IN HISTORY

"There is a history in all men's lives."
-William Shakespeare

September 30 in History

September 30 in History September 30th is… National Chewing Gum Day Hot Mulled Cider Day National Love People Day National Mud Pack Day Orange Shirt Day Pet Tricks Day 587 (Earthquake) Antioch (now Turkey) 1452 – Johann Gutenberg’s Bible was published. 1659 – Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked. 1888 – “Jack the Ripper” killed

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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."
-Robert Heinlein

September 19 in History

September 19 in History September 19th is… Butterscotch Pudding Day Meow Like a Pirate Day (wait, what?) Talk Like a Pirate Day 1876 – Melville Bissell patented the first carpet sweeper. 1921 – The greatest rainfall recorded in United States history during 18 consecutive hours (measured at an unofficial weather-monitoring site) fell at Thrall, Williamson …

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September 18 in History

September 18 in History September 18th is… Air Force Birthday Cheeseburger Day National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 844 (Earthquake) Damascus, Syria 1793 – George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Capitol building in Washington D.C. 1848 – Baseball ruled that a 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of the runner 1850 – …

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September 17 in History

September 17 in History September 17th is… Apple Dumpling Day Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Monte Cristo Day National Professional House Cleaners Day Puppy Mill Awareness Day 1303 (Earthquake) China 1849 – Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland. 1859 – Joshua Norton declared himself “Emperor of these United States” and subsequently “Protector of Mexico”, …

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September 16 in Pop Culture History

September 16 in History September 16th is… Mayflower Day Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day Guacamole Day National Play-Doh Day National Step Family Day National Working Parents Day 1620 – The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims. 1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston. 1908 – William C. Durant. …

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September 15 in History

September 15 in History September 15th is… Greenpeace Day Cheese Toast Day Crème de Menthe Day Double Cheeseburger Day National Felt Hat Day Linguine Day National Neonatal Nurses Day National Online Learning Day National Tackle Kids Cancer Day 1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV, starring Clayton Moore. 1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in the …

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September 14 in History

September 14 in History September 14th is… Cream Filled Donut Day Eat a Hoagie Day National Live Creative Day National Parents Day Off National Sober Day National Virginia Day 1752 – Yesterday was September 2nd in Great Britain’s empire, including the American Colonies, but with the switchover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, it became …

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September 13 in History

September 13 in History September 13th is… National Bald Is Beautiful Day National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Chocolate Day Day of the Programmer – 256th Day of the Year (Sept 12 in 2024, 2028, 2032) National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day Peanut Day Uncle Sam Day 1928 – Okeechobee Hurricane, east coast, USA #1 …

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September 12 in History

September 12 in History September 12th is… Chocolate Milkshake Day National Day of Encouragement National Hug & High 5 Day National Just One Human Family National Report Medicare Fraud Day National Video Games Day 1609 – Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River. 1910 – Alice Stebbins Wells was hired as America’s first …

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September 11 in History

September 11 in History September 11th is… Hot Cross Bun Day National Make Your Bed Day Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 1950 – Dick Tracy debuted on ABC. 1954 – The Miss America contest was aired for the first time on television, hosted by Bob Russell. Lee Meriwether was crowned Miss America in …

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September 10 in History

September 10 in History September 10th is… International Canned Cocktail Day National Swap Ideas Day TV Dinner Day 1608 – James Smith was elected President of Jamestown colony (in Virginia) 1913 – The Lincoln Highway opened as the first coast-to-coast paved U.S. Highway. 1919 – Florida Keys Hurricane 1945 – Mike the Headless chicken survived …

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