Can you believe it’s September already? That means in about a week or so, summer will be over. I don’t want it to end! To celebrate the ninth month of the year (in the Georgian calendar), here are a few fun facts about it:
- It used to be the seventh month on the Roman calendar. And it had 29 and 31 days but was later changed to 30 days by Emperor Augustus.
- September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name in English as the number of the month.
- In any year, no other month ends on the same day as September.
- September 8 is International Literacy Day.
- September 13 is International Chocolate Day and Uncle Sam Day.
- Shakespeare did not mention September in any of his plays.
- National Sickle Cell Month
- In the U.S, the first Sunday after the first Monday (Labor Day) is National Grandparents’ Day.
- Mexico’s War of Independence began on September 15, 1810.
- On September 3, 1900, Wizard of Oz was published.
- On September 1, 1905, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were established.
- On September 2, 1789, the U.S. Department of Treasury was established.
- On September 25, 1789, the Bill of Rights were created.
- President McKinley was assassinated on September 6, 1901.