WARSAW — With the arrival of September, here is some trivia associated with this month as well as a list of September holidays and events taking place.
September’s name comes from the Latin word “Septem,” meaning “seven.” September had originally been the seventh month of the early Roman calendar.
Sapphire is September’s birthstone. Aster or Morning Glory are the birth flowers. September’s zodiac signs are Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) and Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22).
- Sept. 6 — The first Monday in September is Labor Day
- Sept. 11 — Patriot Day, in honor and remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001.
- Sept. 13 — Grandparents Day
- Sept. 17 — Constitution Day
- Sept. 21 — International Day of Peace
- Sept. 27 — Yom Kippur
SEPTEMBER IS ALSO:
- Baby Safety Month
- Better Breakfast Month
- National Blueberry Popsicle Month
- National Chicken Month
- Classical Music Month
- Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
- National Hispanic Heritage Month
- National Honey Month
- Blood Cancer Awareness Month
- National Mushroom Month
- National Ovarian Cancer Month
- National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
- National Piano Month
- National Potato Month
- National Rice Month
- Self Improvement Month
- Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
- Sept. 23, 1846 — The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle.
- Sept. 27, 1854 — The passenger steamship S.S. Arctic sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland. Only 86 of the 400 passengers survived.
- Sept. 22, 1862 — President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery in the territories held by the Confederacy, effective January 1, 1863. In spite of the ruling, the Civil War would not end for another year and a half after that.
- September 1921 — The first Miss America beauty pageant was held in Atlantic City, N.J.
- Sept. 9, 1956 — Elvis Presley first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.
- Sept. 11, 1967 — Premiere of the Carol Burnett Show.
- Sept. 26, 1969 — “The Brady Bunch” premiered on television.
- Sept. 8, 1974 — President Gerald Ford gave an unconditional pardon to former president Richard M. Nixon, for his role in the infamous “Watergate” fiasco.
- Sept. 30, 1982 — The television sitcom “Cheers” premiered.
- Sept. 6, 1995 — Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.
- Sept. 4 — Tony Elliott Charity Golf Scramble, 9 a.m. at Stonehenge Golf Course, 9 a.m.
- Sept. 10 — 2021 ITPA Midwestern Classic Harness Racing, 7-11 p.m., Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, Warsaw.
- Sept. 11 — Taste of Kosciusko & Kettleheads Homebrew Fest, 4-8 p.m., in Downtown Warsaw.
- Sept. 11 — Kurt Miller Memorial Tractor Drive, 8 a.m., at 8298 South CR 600W, Claypool.
- Sept. 11/12 — The Annual John Dillinger Raid, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12 in Downtown Warsaw.
- Sept. 11 — Rotors Over Mentone, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 210 S. Oak St., Mentone.
- Sept. 18 — Celebrating Us 2021 One Warsaw’s Annual Community Festival, 4-8 p.m. in downtown Warsaw.
- Sept. 18 — Operation Comfort Warriors, noon – 4 p.m., Syracuse.
- Sept. 18 — Drive-Thru Microchip Clinic, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., free event at the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 South CR 325E, Pierceton.
Compiled by Lasca Randels