All About September 26th

All About September 26th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

September 26th Holidays

  • European Day of Languages
    Celebrated on September 26th, the European Day of Languages (EDL) is a means of promoting awareness among the general public of the importance of language learning and protecting the linguistic heritage. Learn more about the history and goals here: https://www.coe.int/en/web/language-policy/european-day-of-languages
  • Johnny Appleseed Day
    On September 26th we celebrate Johnny Appleseed, (his real name John Chapman) who travelled across America (mainly from Massachusetts to Iowa) planting, teaching others to plants and coming to the aid of ailing orchards throughout his life. He was a kind man who taught others how to plant apple and pear trees.  He was born on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts. He was known to travel barefoot and always wearing a wide brim hat. He left orchards across the country but Warren County, Pennsylvania has claim to Johnny Appleseed’s first tree nursery.
  • Lumberjack Day
    Somewhere in the mid-2000s Marianne Ways and Colleen AF Venable decided it was time to honor lumberjacks. . Venable said that the original idea for the day was conceived as an excuse for her to go out and eat pancakes and waffles with friends. It has caught on and now on September 26th lumberjacks are celebrated everywhere for their hard work.
  • National Better Breakfast Day
    Today is #NationalBetterBreakfastDay and #PancakeDay so fuel up and have a great day! What does your breakfast usually look like?
  • National Compliance Officer Day
    On September 26th, National Compliance Officer Day recognizes the professionals who oversee the regulations, policies and procedures of an organization, non profit or business to make sure everything is running ethically.
  • National Dumpling Day
    September 26th celebrates dumplings, so here we bring this recipe to you for Easy Drop Dumplings for Soups and Stews.
  • National Pancake Day
    On September 26th you are encouraged to wake the family up with the smell of pancakes cooking on the stove. Whether your making Mickey Mouse pancakes or pancakes covered in fresh fruit or Vermont Maple syrup, find a way to enjoy some today!
  • National Situational Awareness Day
    On September 26th, National Situational Awareness Day brings attention to your own personal safety. It reminds you to always evaluate the environment you are in and to be aware of any potential danger to yourself in any given situation.
  • Shamu the Whale Day
    On September 26th we celebrate Shamu, and all the orcas used in SeaWorld’s shows. Some say the original baby Shamu was born in captivity on September 26, 1985.  Shamu died in 1971. SeaWorld trademarked the name Shamu and give this name to different orcas throughout the years when performing in Shamu shows in their parks. There are different stories about Shamu. Animals rights activists say she was brought to captivity after her mother was killed. Read Shamu’s real story here. 

September 26th Horoscope is Libra

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
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  • Element: Air
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • Color: Pink, Green
  • Ruler: Venus
  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
  • Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
  • Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.

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September 26th Trivia

  • 1580 –  Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 1789 – George Washington appoints the first cabinet of the United States government. George Washington - Gilbert Stuart
  • 1820 – Daniel Boone, American explorer passes away.
  • 1888 – T. S. Eliot, American/English publisher, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate was born in St. Louis, MO.
  • 1948 – Olivia Newton-John, Singer-songwriter and actress who starred in Grease was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom.’
  • 1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress was born in Salisbury, MD.
  • 1959 – Typhoon Vera hits Japan killing about 5,000 people.
  • 1980 – At the Oktoberfest terror bombing attack in Munich ,West Germany, 13 people die and 211 are injured.
  • 1981 – Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
  • 1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player was born in Saginaw, MI.
  • 2003 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter, guitarist passes away.
  • 2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, race car driver, businessman, co-founded Newman’s Own passes away.
  • 2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
  • 2018 – The news is taken over by Trump  defending his Supreme Court nomination Kavanaugh even though three woman have now come forward to talk about his sexual assaults on them. [source]

Thank you to our sources for info and graphics, Wiki, Checkiday, TimeandDate and Pixabay.

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