September Calendar of Events and Holidays For Teachers
September 1st-7th - National Childhood Injury Prevention Week - Every year during the first week of September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Week. The week is spent educating children and adults about injuries and how to prevent them.
September 1st - Anniversary of the Discovery of the Titanic - It was an amazing discovery on September 1st that of the Titanic. To learn more and to see the passenger list, hear stories from the survivors and learn all about the Titanic and it's doomed maiden voyage check out this website.
September 2nd - Japan Surrenders and WWII Ends - On September 2, 1945, Japan surrender to the allies putting an end to World War II.
September 2nd - The Great London Fire - On September 2, 1666 a fire started in the house/shop of a baker named Thomas Farynor, he was King Charles II baker. The fire burned for fours days and nights before it was put out. The fire destroyed a large section of London.
September 4th - Richard Wright's Birthday - Richard was born on September 4, 1908 he was an award winning children's author. One of his most famous books was "Native Son."
September 5th - Continental Congress Convenes - On September 5, 1774 the first session of the Continental Congress was help in Philadelphia
September 6th - The Circumnavigation of the Globe - On September 6, 1519 the first circumnavigation around the globe began by Magellan. Magellan started with 5 ships full of crewmen. He was killed on April 27, 1521 by an Native American chief.
September 7th - Labor Day - Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September.
September 9th - The Potato Famine - On September 9, 1846 the Irish potato famine began and it lasted until 1850. Close to one million people died and the immigration into American rose drastically.
September 11th Anniversary of the Attacks on the United States - On September 11, 2001 the unthinkable happened! Al-Qaeda terrorists used airplanes to attack America. Two planes crashed in to the Twin Towers within minutes of each other. Both of the towers collapsed within two hours destroying several other nearby buildings as well. A third plane was crashed in the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania when the passengers decided if they were going to die they were going to do it there way. The plane was in route to Washington D.C. at the time. 2,995 people lost their lives that day and America is still mourning all those brave people who perished that faithful day.
September 13th - Ronald Dahl's Birthday - Ronald Dahl the author of the best selling children's books " Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda" was born on September 13, 1916.
September 15th - James Fenimore Cooper's Birthday - James was born on September 15, 1789. He was an author and a historian. In upstate New York he has a cave and a bridge named in his honor.
September 17th - The Constitution of the United States Signed - The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, 38 out of the 41 delegates were present and signed the Constitution.
September 18th - The United States Air Force is Established - On September 18, 1947 the Air Force separated from the military and became its own individual military unit.
September 20th - National Deaf Week - Every September 20 through September 26th occurs it is sponsored by the World Federation of the Deaf.
September 22nd - The Emancipation Proclamation - On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which stated that if January 1, 1863 any slaves living in a rebellious territory they were to be freed.
September 25th - First Female Supreme Court Judge Sworn In - On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first Supreme Court female judge.
September 26th - National Public Lands Day - Every September 26th people from all around the country celebrate the public lands. They also clean them up and learn about the plants and animals that live in the public lands to learn more about this event check out this website.