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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Welcome September ... but did you know !


As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere (and the start of spring in the southern). Traditionally considered the month that marks transitions between seasons, it is often one of the most temperate weather-wise. 

Here are some interesting facts about the month of September ...

1. September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name as the number of the month: it is the ninth month and has nine letters.

2. The Anglo-Saxons called September Gerst Monath (Barley Month) or Haefest Monath (Harvest Month) celebrating the barley harvest.

3. September is the worst month for share prices which on average lose one per cent of their value.

4. September (from the Latin septem, seven) was the seventh month of the old Roman calendar.

5. One Day In September, about the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, is the only film with September in the title to win an Oscar. 

6. September 11, 2001 Terror Attacks. The 9/11 terrorist attacks resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 men, women, and children and the injuries of more than 6,000 others. The attacks triggered major ongoing U.S. combat initiatives against terrorist groups in Iraq and Afghanistan and largely defined the presidency of George W. Bush.

7. In 1752, September had only 19 days in the UK. The 3rd-13th were omitted in the change from Julian to Gregorian calendar.

8. Until Julius Caesar’s calendar reform of 45BC, September had only 29 days.

9. Groucho Marx said, “My favourite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something.”

10. On an average September day more babies are born in the US than on a day in any other month.

11. In the UK, September 26 is the most common birthday for people born in the last 20 years.

12. September has three birth flowers:


… the forget-me-not, (above) the morning glory, and the aster. Forget-me-nots represent love and memories, asters represent love as well, and the morning glory represents unrequited love.

13. The autumn equinox, which is the traditional transition from summer into fall, takes place on or around September 22nd, depending on the year, it's the 23rd September in 2019!

14. September's birthstone is the sapphire. 

15. September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day

Pizza Night ... the Low Carb Way
more details here

16. September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day

17. September 16th is National Play-Doh Day

18. September 19th is International "Talk Like A Pirate Day

The above from articles here and here

There are so many other interesting things about September, I've only included 18 … you may know of some others!

Readers, we bring a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas to this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

37 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Interesting September facts, thanks for sharing! Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I knew some of this, and am always happy to learn more. Enjoy your month.

Sue said...

Oooh very interesting - especially the bit about the birth date, my daughter was born on September 25th lol. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Tom said...

...a lot of things that I did know, I will just enjoy each of it's days as they come along.

NCmountainwoman said...

I knew a few of those things but not most of them. Thanks for the information.

Jan/JFM said...

Interesting September facts...thank you.
love the photo.~

Jordi López Pérez said...

Magnifica imagen inicial e interesante articulo.
Un abrazo.

Christine said...

Thanks for these interesting facts. And we cannot forget the Sept 11 terror attacks.

Kay said...

This is so interesting. I'm surprised about the September birthdays though. My December calendar is FULL of birthdays, but my September has only 2.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew a few of these, but put together, they were a truly interesting read, Jan. BTW, I have birthdays I celebrate in other months, but none in September. Am I an outlier?

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks to you all for your thoughts and comments on this post...so far

Regarding Fact 10 and September birthdays.
Number and Data is not always correct, and yes … an outlier can cause problems, read more here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlier

Speaking personally, we do have quite a few family birthdays in September and then the next busy month is May, although March and April are busy too! In fact thinking about it I can't think of a month when there isn't a family birthday! No wonder the birthday present money pot needs constant refilling! LOL!

Enjoy your September

All the best Jan

CJ Kennedy said...

Fun facts. Sept 29 is Maneki-neko Day or Japanese Lucky Cat Day 😺

Angela said...

Interesting info about September!! Great Pizza!! May you have a great September!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Septemeber!

My daughter-in-law and a niece were born in September so I will pass these interesting facts on to them. Thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

I just LOVED this information - I don't think I knew any of it. sandie

Fun60 said...

Many interesting things I didn't know about September. Play doh day and 'talk like a pirate' day have to be the most bizarre facts about it though.

baili said...

such an interesting and fun post dear Jan

except one sad event of murder of jew players

i enjoyed the knowledge and enjoyment of this post a lot!
happy September my friend!

baili said...

and second sad thing is 9 11 's unfortunate happenings of course !

Iris Flavia said...

My FIL was one of the police officers (no guns!) at the 1972 Olympics, my BIL was "in the making". It must´ve been so horrible. No phone calls possible...

My Mum gave me a coin of the event as I was born that year, too.

9/11 we were at work. Others calling loved ones who were visiting New York (all well!).

My Hubby was born in September, too :-) Just a tad older than 20, add some 30+-!
Hmmm Pizza!!

Jo said...

We have only one family birthday in September and that's mine, tomorrow!

Sami said...

Interesting September facts. In our house, my son and husband both celebrate their birthdays on 4th and 5th.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Wow, thank you for all the fun, interesting facts about September. Your low carb pizza looks wonderful, and your spider cake from a few posts ago, looks delish!

Chris Lally said...

Fun facts, Jan, with a perfect pizza ending:)

bill burke said...

Fun facts for September. Thanks for sharing.

It's me said...

Yeah...september arrived...fall is start.....O no !...i Will summer the whole year please.....!!....love Ria 💕💕

sheila 77 said...

Lots of very interesting and unusual facts here. My teddies are getting very excited about September 9th and I think everyone should know about the 19th.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Thanks for all that great info.

I like the Talk like pirates Day. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

What is a pirate's favorite letter...well, RRRRRRRRRRRRR of course

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great informative post about September!! I really enjoyed reading it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

happyone said...

Fun to read the facts about September!!

Rose said...

It was fun reading all of these. But oh, I so love that photo at beginning. Wonderful shot.

Jeanie said...

This is GREAT fun! I LOVE the Groucho Marx quote!

Snowbird said...

Lovely post with such a variety of fascinating facts.xxx

William Kendall said...

Groucho Marx: the preeminent philosopher of the twentieth century.

Bob Bushell said...

That's info for you.....

Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't that cool?! I like September!!!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful landscape :)

Debbie said...

beautiful pictures today. another interesting september fact, my birthday and both of my sons!! i love september!!