Monthly Trivia: September


The month of September marks the start of the holiday seasons and the beginning of autumn, but there’s more to it than just earthy color tones and pumpkin spice. Here are some fun and informative facts you can read about while keeping warm under a cozy blanket.
  • September’s birth flowers are the aster and the morning glory
  • The birthstone for September is the sapphire
  • Uncle Sam, the mascot and personification of the United States, had his image first used in 1813
  • The name ‘September’ comes from the Latin “septem” for seven since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. The calendar started in March, which would explain its numerical position.
  • A celebration of the Native American population in California called Native American Day happens every fourth of September.
  • Some fun “not-so-holidays” to celebrate for the month include National Cheese Pizza Day (Sept. 5), National Teddy Bear Day (Sept. 9), National Play-Doh Day (Sept. 16), and International ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ (Sept. 19)
  • The well-known The poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published during Sept. 1 in 1830
  • The New York Times published its first edition in the year 1851 on Sept. 18.
  • Celebrity birthdays for this month include Zendaya (Sept.1), Beyonce Knowles (Sept. 4), Idris Elba (Sept. 6), Jason Statham (Sept. 12), and Gwyneth Paltrow (Sept. 27)
  • September has nine letters, corresponding to its numerical status as the 9th month of the year.

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