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Strange Facts and Historical Trivia About September

September is a month full of odd events and little remembered historical trivia that changed the world in many decades.

September is the month of transition from the hot sunny beach days of summer to harvest gold, brown and red colored leaves decorating the hillsides across the New England mountains. How much do you really know about this month? Yes the kids go back to school across America and vacations come to an end, but……

This a weird month with many strange and unusual events spread across the 30 days that make September. Take look at the following facts about the month we call September! Plus, you will find some odd historical trivia you probably have never heard of.

  1. September is National Chicken Month.
  2. It is also Cholesterol Awareness Month in America.
  3. The very first comic strip was printed in an American newspaper on September 11th, 1875
  4. The famous leader singer of the classic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury was born on September 5th, 1946 on the island of Zanzibar.
  5. The poem “Mary had a Little Lamb” was published September 1st, 1830.
  6. World War II began September 1939, when Hitler invaded Poland.
  7. The US Treasury Department was established 1789.
  8. September 5th, is National Cheese Pizza Day.
  9. The 1st Continental Congress was called to order on September 5, 1874.
  10. September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day.
  11. September 16th id National Play-Doh Day.
  12. September 19th is “Talk Like A pirate Day” around the world…an International event.
  13. The first airport opened on September 29.
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  14. Band-Aids were invented in September
  15. September 24th, 1789 — the US Supreme Court was established.
  16. On September 18, 1851 the infamous New York Times newspaper published it first edition.
  17. Native American Day is always celebrated on the 4th Friday of September.
  18. September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  19. The 4th week of September is National Dog Week
  20. The Great Fire of London happened September 2, 1666.
  21. George Eastman got his patent for the roll-film camera, in September of 1888 and the Eastman-Kodak company soon was off to becoming one of America’s major corporations.
  22. On September 5th, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed a hijacking bill, making air piracy a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
  23. Former President Richard M. Nixon was given an unconditional pardon, for his role in the infamous “Watergate” fiasco by President Gerald Ford, September 8, 1974.

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  24. Did you know the US Food Stamp Program was authorized by the US Congress as a program to distribute surplus food to poor, hungry Americans, September 11, 1959?

  25. September 11th, 1962 was the day the Beatles recorded their first single,”Love Me Do“.

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  1. Marie Milton

    On September 1, 2009 at 9:49 am


    I’d be damned!!! I never knew all that : )).
    One really learns something everyday : )) thank you very much for this desertsister : ))

  2. wmarlee

    On September 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm


    The lead singer of Queen was Freddie Mercury. Not Freddy Fender.

  3. desertsister

    On September 15, 2009 at 12:35 am


    Thank you that was a weird mistake I made, as Queen is one of my favorite musical groups! Corrected!

  4. Lacey

    On August 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm


    I wish you had a twitter share button! =)

    LOVE this!!!

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