A Look at the September Almanac


An Almanac is a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year
(ie: “Poor Richard’s Alamanac,” circulation since 1792), and often includes an arrangement of
miscellany and other information each month of a year. Some faction and some fiction make
these calendar accountings an interesting read.
Be ready for impromptu conversation starters with these dates on the September calendar:
3rd – 19 inning baseball game began, Fenway Park-Boston 1981
7th – Cranberry bog harvest begins, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
10th – Invention of the sewing machine (1846)
16th – Sam Ackerman (101) married Eva Powers (95) in New Rochelle, NY (1990)
22nd – Elephant Appreciation Day
23rd – Autumnal Equinox
26th – Woodchucks hibernate now
27th – Full Harvest Moon
A few more September happenings of note: Francis Scott Key witnessed the British attack on
Baltimore’s Fort McHenry-which inspired the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814),
Electric lights first brightened New York City-courtesy of Thomas Edison’s steam-powered
station (1882) and for all the Trekkie fans, the series Star Trek made its debut on national
television (1966).