This month in History

This month in History: September 2018

General events not linked to a date:

National Chicken Month
National Honey Month
National Mushroom Month
National Papaya Month
National Potato Month
National Rice Month

1 September

National Gyro Day

Spring has sprung in the Southern Hemisphere!

1914 St. Petersburg changes name to Petrograd

1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and Great Tokyo Fire Japan

1939 Germany Invades Poland

1954 Hurricane Carol Strikes Long Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island

2004 Chechen Rebels Take 1,000 Children Hostage

2 September

National “Grits for Breakfast” Day
International Bacon Day

1666 Great Fire of London

1935 Labor Day Hurricane strikes the Florida Keys

1945 Japan formally surrenders to the Allies

3 September

National Welsh Rarebit Day
National Baby Back Ribs Day
Sky Scraper Day

1929 Dow Reaches Peak of 381.17 Before Stock Market Crash

1939 Britain and France Declare War On Germany

1984 Typhoon Ike Strikes Philippines

4 September

National Macadamia Nut Day

1959 Labor Reform Act Passed US

1972 Mark Spitz wins a record seventh gold medal

5 September

National Cheese Pizza Day

U.S. Labour Day

1972 Black September attack Israel Athletes During Olympics

2007 Apple Launches Itouch

6 September

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

Read a Book Day

1901 President McKinley assassinated

1941 Jews Ordered To Wear Yellow Star Of David Germany

7 September

National Beer Lover’s Day

1533 Queen Elizabeth 1 (1533 – 1603)

1940 Battle Of Britain To Protect British Cities

1979 ESPN Debuts On Cable

2008 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into government control

8 September

National Date-Nut Bread Day

International Literacy Day

Calendar Labs have recorded information since 2014 about International Literacy Day

1519 Magellan Set Sail For First Voyage Round the World

1944 First V2 rocket Lands on London

9 September

National “I Love Food” Day

Teddy Bear Day

Chrysanthemum Day (Japan)

1950 Truman Fireside Chat To Explain new Controls

1956 Elvis Presley appears on Ed Sullivan’s show

1965 Hurricane Betsy Makes Landfall

1971 Attica Prison Riot New York

10 September

National Hot Dog Day

1846 Elias Howe Patented the Sewing Machine

1942 Gas Rationing US

1973 King’s Cross and Euston station Bombings

11 September

National Hot Cross Bun Day

Patriot Day (U.S.A.)

1978 Georgi Markov Killed Using Poison Umbrella

2001 9/11 Attacks On World Trade Center and Pentagon

2004 Hurricane Ivan Causes Massive Destruction

12 September

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

1940 Lascaux Prehistoric Cave Paintings Discovered In France

1953 John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

1953 Nikita Khrushchev Takes Over In Soviet Union

1960 Hurricane Donna Strikes Long Island

1977 Steve Biko Killed In South Africa

1988 Hurricane Gilbert Strikes Jamaica

13 September

National Peanut Day

National GrandParents Day (U.S.A.)

International Chocolate Day

1916 Roald Dahl’s Birthday (1916-1990)

14 September

National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day

1814 Star Spangled Banner Composed

1959 First Man Made Object ( Luna 2 )Reaches The Moon

1960 OPEC Created

1966 Minimum Wage Raised To $1.40 in the US

1982 Princess Grace of Monaco Dies

2001 Osama bin Laden Named As Prime Suspect

2006 E. Coli Breakout U.S.

15 September

National Double Cheeseburger Day

National Creme de Menthe Day

National Linguini Day

Make a Hat Day

Choose Your Favorite Color Day

1890 Agatha Christies Birthday

1928 Alexander Fleming Discovered Penicillin

16 September

National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day

Collect Rocks Day

International Day of the Preservation of The Ozone Layer

1920 Wall Street Bombing

1928 Okeechobee Hurricane Strikes Florida

1932 Mahatma Gandhi begins his hunger strike

1997 Steve Jobs Returns to Apple

17 September

National Apple Dumpling Day
National Monte Cristo Day

1975 Inflation Hits 26% in the UK

18 September

National Play-Dough Day

National Cheeseburger Day

1851 First Edition of the NY Times Published

1970 Jimi Hendrix Dies From Overdose

1971 Lance Armstrong’s Birthday

19 September

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

1960 Chubby Checker has a number 1 record with The Twist

1978 Carl Bridgewater Murder UK

1995 Unabombers 35,000 word manifesto New York Times

20 September

National Punch Day / Rum Punch Day

1861 Henry Francis Fynn, Natal pioneer and settler, dies in Durban

1886 First mines are proclaimed in Johannesburg

1914 General Koos de la Rey, buried in Lichtenburg amid a very tense atmosphere

1915 WWI: battalion consisting of ‘Cape Coloured men’, called the Cape Corps, is established

1946 First Cannes Film Festival

1960 ‘ Unknown’ white man is hanged in Pretoria

1973 Battle of the sexes in Tennis Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

1978 South African Prime Minister, John Vorster resigns

1989 F.W. de Klerk is inaugurated

1990 ANC and IFP to meet over violence

2002 Boeremag members Dirk Hanekom and Henk van Zyl are arrested in Memel.

2004 SA sprinter Oscar Pistorius reaches the final

21 September

National Pecan Cookie Day

International Day of Peace

1937 J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” published

1989 Colin Powell appointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

22 September

National Ice Cream Cone Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

1920 Band Aid Invented

1938 New England hurricane

1961 Peace Corps Established

2010 World Car-Free Day

23 September

National White Chocolate Day

1760 Hokusai, Japanese Artist (1760 – 1849)

1843 Emily Warren Roebling (1843 – 28 February 1903) completed the construction of Brooklyn Bridge

1952 Rocky Marciano Becomes world heavyweight champion

1957 Little Rock Nine School Children Issue Arkansas

2004 Hurricane Jeanne slams into Haiti

24 September

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day (U.S.A.)

Heritage Day South Africa/National Braai Day

1908 First factory-built Ford Model T completed

1936 Jim Henson’s Birthday (1936 – 1990)

1952 Christopher Reeves Birthday (1952 – 2004)

1988 Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and then fails drug test

25 September

National Lobster Day

National Food Service Workers Day

Native American Day

1930 Shel Silverstein born

26 September

National Key Lime Pie Day

1774 Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday (1774 – 1845)

1962 “Beverly Hillbillies” HIT TV Show Starts

1969 “Chicago Seven” Trial Begins

1969 The Beatles release the “Abbey Road Album ” in the UK

2002 The ferry Joola from Senegal capsizes off the coast of Gambia

2007 “Saffron Revolution” Burma / Union of Myanmar

2009 Roman Polanski Detained In Switzerland

27 September

National Chocolate Milk Day

Crush a Can Day

1822 Rosetta Stone Deciphered

1959 Typhoon Vera Strikes Honshu , Japan

1964 The Warren commission publishes official verdict for assassination of President John F. Kennedy

28 September

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
National Drink a Beer Day

1573 Caravaggio born (1573 – 1610)

1820 Tomato Proven Safe

1928 Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin

1975 Spaghetti House Siege In London

1994 Car and Passenger Ferry the Estonia sinks

29 September

National Coffee Day

National Mocha Day

1066 William the Conqueror invaded England

1829 Scotland Yard formed

1982 Tylenol Capsule Laced with Cyanide poison Chicago, Illinois

30 September

National Mulled Cider Day

1949 Berlin Airlift Ends After agreement reached

1955 James Dean Dies In Car Crash

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor becomes first female U.S. Supreme Court justice in history

2009 Earthquake Sumatra

2009 International Translation Day