All About September 13th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
September 13th Holidays
- Bald is Beautiful Day
September 13th- Today we celebrate those beautiful hairless heads. If you are bald, show it off today, post pictures, brag about it, be proud!
- Fortune Cookie Day
It’s Fortune Cookie Day, so you know what that means, order yourself some Chinese food tonight and see what your fortune cookies tells you!
- International Chocolate Day
This day is celebrated on September 13, the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, an American confectioner and founder of worldwide known company The Hershey Chocolate Company who was born on September 13, 1857.
- Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
Kids love cooking with mom, dad or grandma, so why not let them have at it today. Teach them how to make cookies or pancakes. Make a new memory with them today. ♥
- National Defy Superstition Day
September 13th is about doing the opposite of what your superstitions tell you to do. Let a black cat walk in front of you, walk under a ladder, don’t throw salt over your shoulder when you sneeze. Defy your superstitions today.
- National Celiac Awareness Day
September 13 is “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet. Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on Sept. 13, 1839.
- National Peanut Day
Today, September 13th is all about the peanut. Work them into your lunch, dinner or dessert today. Make peanut butter sandwich, have a chocolate sundae loaded with peanuts, try a peanut brittle recipe, whatever you do, just enjoy some today!
- Positive Thinking Day
September 13th encourages us to see the glass half full instead of half empty. Post some positive quotes, spread some good news, do whatever you can to encourage positivity today.
- Roald Dahl Day
On September 13th we honor Roald Dahl. Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor. He was the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and a treasure trove of children’s books. Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales, on 13th September 1916. And an interesting side note, if you read our National Beer Lover’s Day post a couple days ago, you already know that a beer called, Odius Ale was made with the yeast from is writer’s chair.
- Snack a Pickle Day
On September 13th you are encouraged to go on a pickle adventure. Try a sweet, try a dill, try a spicy! Just do some fun pickling today!
- Uncle Sam Day
September 13th commemorates the man behind the iconic image of Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam is a nickname for the US government which came to be on September 13, 1766. The man behind the image was Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from New York, who supplied barrels of meat to soldiers during the war of 1812. To identify the meat for shipment, Wilson prominently stamped “U.S.” on the barrels. The US soldiers started to call the grub “a delivery from Uncle Sam.” The image of Uncle Sam changed through the years but German-born illustrator Thomas Nast is credited for developing the Uncle Sam image we know today. President George H. W. Bush proclaimed Uncle Sam Day to be September 13, 1989, in honor of the anniversary of the birth of Samuel Wilson.
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September 13th Horoscope Sign is Virgo
Dates: August 23 – September 22
Symbol: Maiden Virgin
Colord: Grey, Beige, Pale-Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 15, 23, 32
Personality Traits: Very hard working and very loyal. Perfectionist to a fault, can be critical of others.
Famous Virgos: Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Cameron Diaz, Mother Theresa, Stephen King, Warren Buffet, John McCain, Leo Tolstoy, Van Morrison. Chandra Wilson, Aaron Paul, Richard Gere, Bebe Rexha. Beyonce, Damon Wayans, Niall Horan.
September 13th Trivia
A list of historical events, celebrity birthdays, inventions and other random trivia about September 13th.
- 1609 – Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
- 1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
- 1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident. He was getting out of a streetcar at West 74th Street and Central Park West in New York City, when an electric-powered taxicab struck him
- 1933 – Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
- 1944 – Jacqueline Bisset, Actress, was born in Weybridge, United Kingdom.
- 1948 – Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
- 1969 – Tyler Perry, American actor was born in New Orleans, LA.
- 1977 – Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter was born in NYC, New York.
- 1980 – Ben Savage, American actor known for his role as Cory on tv series, Boy Meets World was born in Chicago, Il.
- 1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan starting the Super Mario series of platforming games.
- 1993 – Niall Horan, Irish singer who rose to fame in the boy band One Direction then continuing to be successful on his own, was born in Mullingar, Republic of Ireland.
- 2005 – The show Supernatural was first broadcast on The WB (later CW) starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings.
- 2008 – Hurricane Ike hits the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island and Houston,
- 2018 – People on the East Coast of the United States brace as Hurricane Florence starts to make landfall.
- 2018 – President Trump tweets that the federal response to that storm an “incredible, unsung success” and rejected the official estimate that almost 3,000 people had died, blaming Democrats for making up numbers.
- 2019 – Singer Eddie Money, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, passes away at age 70.
- 2020 – Coronavirus cases are up to cases 28.8M infected and 921K fatalities. [Covid-Alert]
- 2020 – Wildfires continue to burn across much of the west coast of the United States. [cnbc]
- 2020 – President Trump held his first indoor rally in Nevada despite growing cases of Coronavirus, drawing in much negative feedback. [CNN]
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