This Week in History

September 21

1912: Bugs Bunny animator Chuck Jones was born in Spokane, Wash.

1937: “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkein was first published.

1981: Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
2008: The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles..
2017: Discovery of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, research published in “Current Biology” by Caltech scientists.

September 22

1862: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in only the Confederate States of America.

1888: The first issue of National Geographic magazine was published.

1994: The television sitcom Friends, about six young adults living in New York City, debuted on NBC.
2015: Volkswagen admits that 11 million cars have been wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions than they are.
2018: Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados.

September 23

1846: German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune while working at the Berlin Observatory.

1909: The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.

1939: Psychologist Sigmund Freud died in London.

September 24

1906: President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first national monument.

1968: The CBS news program 60 Minutes debuted.
1979: CompuServe, based in Columbus, Ohio, became the first consumer internet service provider, offering the first public email service.
2013: “The Goldbergs” by Adam F. Goldberg premieres in the US on ABC.
2017: Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists.

September 25

1066: England’s King Harold Godwinson defeated Viking invaders in the Battle of Stamford Bridge, signaling the beginning of the end of the Viking Age.

1690: The first newspaper in the Americas, Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, was published for the first and only time, in Boston, Mass.

1890: Congress established Sequoia National Park in California.

2018:  Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Instagram and parent company Facebook.
2019: Australia’s Capital Territory becomes the 1st state in Australia to legalize recreational marijuana.

September 26

1789: Thomas Jefferson was appointed the first United States Secretary of State, and John Jay was appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1820: Frontiersman and U.S. folk hero Daniel Boone died at Marthasville, Mo. (His remains were moved to Frankfort, Ky., in 1845.)

1933: Irish-American gangster George “Machine Gun Kelly” Barnes was captured by FBI agents in Memphis, Tenn. When he surrendered he shouted, “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which became a nickname for FBI agents. Ten convicts escaped from Indiana State Prison with guns smuggled into the prison by bank robber John Dillinger.
2019: US Income inequality widest for over 50 years, worst in California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and New York, according to new census figures.

September 27

1777: Lancaster, Pa., became the capital of the United States for one day, after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia.
1905: The German physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein’s paper, “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
1908: The first production Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Mich.
1989: Lincoln County officials and business leaders buried a time capsule beneath a large boulder on the courthouse lawn alongside California Avenue in Libby, Mont., with a plaque indicating it should be opened on Sept. 27, 2089.
1998: The internet search engine Google went online for the first time.
2018: Half of all orca could die through pollution involving polychlorinated biphenyls in the ocean, according to study published in “Science”.


Miniature golf can be traced back to the 19th century. 

September 22- FALL EQUINOX
Summer has slipped away. Hope you enjoyed the season. The 2021 fall equinox arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 19:21 UTC.

Apple cider vinegar has a multitude of uses, ranging from being a weight loss aid, decreasing blood sugar, to even cleaning stubborn stains. 

This day honors this delicious beverage and its rich Hispanic history. 

September 25- ONE HIT WONDER DAY
The day is the perfect excuse to listen to songs that have been in your head since they first aired. 

September 26- LUMBERJACK DAY
This day aims at celebrating the archetypal woodsman: the lumberjack.

Scarves range from antique scarves, infinity scarves, snoods, and cowls.