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 9 in History

September 9 in History September 9th is… Care Bears Share Your Care Day Steak Au Poivre Day National Teddy Bear Day Wienerschnitzel Day 1543 – Mary Stuart, nine months old, was crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. 1776 – The Continental Congress officially named its new union of sovereign states …

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September 8 in History

September 8 in History September 8th is… National Ampersand Day Iguana Awareness Day National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day 1504 – Michelangelo’s David was unveiled in Piazza Della Signoria in Florence. 1860 – The steamship Lady Elgin sank in Lake Michigan, killing nearly 300. 1888 – The body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie …

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September 7 in History

September 7 in History September 7th is… Acorn Squash Day Beer Lover’s Day National Grandma Moses Day National Grateful Patient Day National Neither Snow nor Rain Day National New Hampshire Day Salami Day 1251 BC – A solar eclipse marked the birth of legendary man-god Hercules. 1800 – The Zion AME Church was founded. 1895 …

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September 6 in History

September 6 in History September 6th is… Coffee Ice Cream Day National Read a Book Day 1620 – The Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. 1837 – Oberlin Collegiate Institute became the first college to grant women equal status. 1866 – Frederick Douglass was the first US black …

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September 5 in History

September 5 in History September 5th is… National Be Late For Something Day Cheese Pizza Day 1666 – Great Fire of London ended; 10,000 buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral, were destroyed, but only six people are known to have died. 1698 – Peter the Great decreed a tax on beards. When a citizen had more …

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National Bring Your Manners To Work Day

The first Friday of September is National Bring Your Manners To Work Day. This day is dedicated to reminding people to be considerate and polite with their co-workers How many of these issues happen at your place of work? Favoritism? Stolen lunches? Inappropriate clothing? Inappropriate language? ‘Borrowed’ office supplies? Are the boundaries of personal space …

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September 4 in History

September 4 in History September 4th is… Macadamia Nut Day National Newspaper Carrier Day National Spice Blend Day National Wildlife Day 1682 – English astronomer Edmund Halley discovered the comet now named after him. 1781 – The city of Los Angeles was founded. 1833 – Barney Flaherty (age 10) was hired by the New York …

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September 3 in History

September 3 in History September 3rd is… Cabernet Day Welsh Rarebit Day U.S. Bowling League Day 1189 – Richard The Lionheart was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. 1192 – King Richard settled peace with Muslim general Saladin, allowing Christian pilgrims and merchants access to Muslim-held Jerusalem. 1752 – September 3-13 never happened for …

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September 2 in History

September 2 in History September 2nd is… Blueberry Popsicle Day Espresso Martini Day National V-J Day 44 BC – Cicero started the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. 1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa was signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade. 1666 …

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September is National Milkshake Month!

September is National Milkshake Month! ~ Milkshake Trivia & History ~ When ‘milkshakes’ were first invented in 1885, they also included whiskey. The initial description of the drink was a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat.” The basic ingredients for a milkshake include milk, …

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