Special Days in September, 2014

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If you are looking for a special history or science study, a day to celebrate, or food ideas for your menu, this listing of special days should give you plenty to choose from!   September, 2014 is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!

September Themes

  • ADHD
  • Baby Safety
  • Backpack Safety America
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers
  • Campus Safety
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety
  • Children’s Good Manners
  • College Savings
  • Courtesy
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education
  • Guide Dogs
  • Happy Cat
  • Hat Month
  • Hispanic Heritage
  • Home Furnishings
  • Hunger Action
  • Library Card Sign-up
  • Literacy
  • Million Minute Family Challenge (Sept. – Dec.)
  • Mold Awareness
  • One-On-One
  • People Skills
  • Piano
  • Preparedness
  • Prosper Where You Are Planted
  • Read a New Book
  • Responsible Dog Ownership
  • Save a Koala
  • Save a Tiger
  • Sea Cadet
  • School Success
  • Self Improvement
  • Sewing
  • Square Dancing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Subliminal Communications
  • Update Your Resume

September Food Themes

  • Apple
  • Better Breakfast
  • Chicken
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Food Safety Education
  • Fruit and Veggies — More Matters
  • Honey
  • Ice Cream Shake
  • Mushroom
  • Organic Harvest
  • Papaya
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Whole Grains

September 2014 Daily Specials  (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)

Sept. 1

  • American Newspaper Week begins
  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Chicken Boy’s Day
  • Child Injury Prevention Week begins
  • Emma M. Nutt Day
  • Enthusiasm Week begins
  • Labor Day (US) * (1st Mon.)
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins
  • Waffle Week Begins

Sept. 2

  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • Play Days begin (Sept. 2-6)
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  •  VJ Day 1945

Sept. 3

  • 1777 – American Flag 1st Flown in Battle
  • National Wilderness system established 1964
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Treaty of Paris signed  1783

Sept. 4

  • Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
  • Macademia Nut Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Popcorn Days (Sept. 4-6)
  • Wildlife Day
  • Missionary Marcus Whitman born 1802

Sept. 5

  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Jesse James born 1847
  • Lazy Mom’s Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Voyager 1 launched 1977

Sept. 6

  • Jane Addams born 1860
  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day
  • Writing Date Day * (1st Sat.)

Sept. 7

  • Acorn Squash Day
  • ADHD Awareness Day
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Google founded 1996
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Grandparent’s Day * (1st Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Pet Rock Day * (1st Sun.)
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week begins (1st full week)
  • Suicide Prevention Week begins (the week of the 10th)
  • Tongue Twister Day

Sept. 8

  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day *(1st Mon. after Labor Day)
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • Line Dance Week begins *(2nd Mon.)
  • Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pardon Day
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week begins
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC

Sept. 9

  • 1850 – California Statehood
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • TV Dinner Day

Sept. 11

  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • Odd Day
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day

Sept. 12

  • Banana Day * (2nd Fri.)
  • Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning married 1846
  • 1940 – Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery
  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • Video Game Day

Sept. 13

  • Author, Roald Dahl born 1916
  • Bald is Beautiful Day
  • Celiac Awareness Day
  • Chocolate Day
  • Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Milton Snavely Hershey (founder of Hershey’s Chocolate) born 1857
  • Hollerin’ Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • International Chocolate Day
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • Peanut Day
  • Prairie Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Programmers Day

Sept. 14

  • Balance Awareness Week *(3rd week)
  • Clean Hands Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Creme Filled Donut Day
  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Farm and Ranch Safety Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Hug Your Hound Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • Pollution Prevention Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week *(3rd full week)
  • Truck Driver Appreciation Week begins

Sept. 15

  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Choose Your Favorite Color Day
  • Dot Day
  • 8-Track Tape Day
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Greenpeace founded 1971
  • Health Information and Technology Week begins
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Linguine Day
  • Make a Hat Day
  • Penicillin discovered 1928
  • President William B. Taft born 1857

Sept. 16

  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Get Ready Day * (3rd Tues.)
  • Guacamole Day
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Step Family Day
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • Country Music Day
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Time’s Up Day
  • Singer/Songwriter Hank Williams born 1923

Sept. 18

  •  US Air Force Founded 1947
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • Hummingbird Celebration begins (Sept. 18-21)
  • Respect Day
  • 1949 – Debut of the Roadrunner Cartoon
  • World Water Monitoring Day

Sept. 19

  • Mickey Mouse 1st appearence 1928
  • POW / MIA Recognition Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sept. 20

  • Big Whopper Liar Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Coastal Cleanup Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Eat an Apple Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Wife Appreciation Day *(3rd Sat.)

Sept 21.

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banned Book Week begins * (last week)
  • Build a Better Image Week begins *(last week)
  • Clean Hands Week * (3rd full week)
  • Dog Week begins (last week)
  • Farm Safety and Health Week begins *(last full week)
  • International Day of Peace
  • Keep Kids Creative Week begins * (last week)
  • Sea Otter Awareness Week begins * (last full week)
  • Tolkien Week begins * (week of Sept. 22)
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Women’s Friendship Day *(3rd Sun.)
  • World Gratitude Day
  • World Reflexology Week begins (last full week)
  • Worldwide Day of Play

Sept. 22

  • Band Aid Invented 1922
  • Car Free Day
  • Centenarian’s Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Family Day *(4th Mon.)
  • Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • International Homeschool Spirit Week begins * (last full week)
  • International Interpreters and Translators Week begins * (last full week)
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • Rock n’ Roll Dog Day
  • White Chocolate Day

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Autumnal Equinox *
  • Checkers Day
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Mabon *
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Innergize Day (day after equinox)
  • Monopoly (board game) introduced 1935
  • Punctuation Day
  • Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset *
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • See You at the Pole *(4th Wed.)

Sept. 25

  • Bill of Rights ratified 1789
  • Comic Book Day
  • Mars Observer launched 1992
  • Math Story Telling Day
  • One-Hit Wonder Day
  • Poet, author, song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930
  • Teach Ag Day
  • World Maritime Day *
  • World School Milk Day

Sept. 26

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day *(last Fri)
  • Johny Appleseed born 1774
  • Better Breakfast Day
  • Poet T. S. Eliot born 1888
  • Composser George Gershwin born 1898
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • The Muppet Show 1st aired 1976
  • Native American Day
  • Save the Koala Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Shamu (the whale) Day

Sept. 27

  • US Revolutionary /Patriot Samuel Adams born 1722
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Crush a Can Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day *(last Sat.)
  • Hunting and Fishing Day *(4th Sat.)
  • Lace Day * ( last Sat.)
  • Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805
  • Museum Day
  • Rabbit Day * (last Sat.)
  • Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
  • Thank You Day
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day * (4th Sun.)
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Love Note Day
  • Mutation Day (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • World Heart Day * ((last Sun.)

Sept. 29

  • Coffee Day
  • Fall Astronomy Week begins
  • Physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066

Sept. 30

  • Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • International Translation Day
  • Mud Pack Day
  • Stapler patented 1841

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/september-2014.html

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/september

http://www.giftypedia.com/September_Holidays

https://www.avma.org/events/pethealth/pages/default.aspx

http://www.brownielocks.com/september.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-september

A collection of some teaching/learning resources for September https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/30/teaching-resources-for-september/

Have a Happy September!

betty jo

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5 thoughts on “Special Days in September, 2014

  1. Pingback: Teaching Resources for September | Still Learning Something New

  2. Jess Benoit

    Such a great list! I look at some of these & wonder how they made it into a day..LOL.
    Thanks for linking up with us at the Geeky Educational Link Up 🙂

    Reply
    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Wonderful Weidos, Star Trek, Pet Rocks, The Hobbit…yeah, Sept. has some Geeky Days. Thanks for hostessing the link up and including mine, Jess!

      Reply
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