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September 17, 2022 - CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY – NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY – NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANERS DAY – NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY – BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB DAY FOR KIDS – NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY – RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY – NATIONAL DANCE DAY – PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 | CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY | NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY | NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANERS DAY | NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY | BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB DAY FOR KIDS | NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY | RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY | NATIONAL DANCE DAY | PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day | September 17

CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY | SEPTEMBER 17

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17th commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and those who have become United States citizens. On this day, members of the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. Read more…

National Apple Dumpling Day | September 17

NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY | SEPTEMBER 17

National Apple Dumpling Day on September 17th honors a sweet delight of Autumn. Read more…
Professional House Cleaners Day | September 17

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANERS DAY | SEPTEMBER 17

National Professional House Cleaners Day on September 17th recognizes Professional Cleaners for the necessary and skillful trade they provide every day. In homes and businesses across the country, Professional Cleaners create healthier environments. Read more…

Monte Cristo Day | September 17

NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY | SEPTEMBER 17

On September 17th, National Monte Cristo Day recognizes the indulgent and delicious sandwich. Read more…

BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUB DAY FOR KIDS | Third Saturday in September

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB DAY FOR KIDS | Third Saturday in September

We celebrate Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids during the third Saturday in September to get involved in meaningful activities and enjoy the wonderment of childhood activities. Read more…

National CleanUp Day | Third Saturday in September

NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY | THIRD SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER

On the third Saturday in September, National CleanUp Day encourages all of us to take action to make the entire country a better place to live. Read more…

Responsible Dog Ownership Day | Third Saturday in September

RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY

On the third Saturday in September, Responsible Dog Ownership Day reminds pet owners to make a promise to your furever friend.  Read more…

National Dance Day | Third Saturday in September

NATIONAL DANCE DAY | THIRD SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER

Break out into a twirl or two-step on National Dance Day on the third Saturday in September. The day focuses on raising awareness about dance. It also encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. Read more…

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day | Third Saturday in September

PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day on the third day in September encourages those looking for a new dog, to adopt, not shop. Read more…

National Gymnastics Day | Third Saturday in September

NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY

On the third Saturday in September, National Gymnastics Day focuses on a sport the Greeks developed in the 5th century B.C. Read more…


On Deck for September 18, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Dilly Roasted Potatoes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon dried dill
2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Fresh dill for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 425°F.

In a large bowl, mix oil, garlic, and dill.

Wash and cube potatoes leaving skins on. Add to oil mixture and toss to thoroughly coat.

Spread potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Add salt and pepper.

Roast on top rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with fresh dill and serve hot.

Recipe credit:

Michele S.

September 17th Celebrated History

1787

Delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA sign the U.S. Constitution.

1849 

With the help of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman escapes to freedom. Two brothers, Ben and Henry, joined her, however, they turned back and returned to the plantation in Maryland. Harriet continued on and after 90 miles, arrived in Pennsylvania.

1872 

Philip Pratt receives a patent for a fire extinguisher. Patent No. 131,370 describes a sprinkler system using revolving arms to spread water over the walls, ceiling, and floor of a burning room.

1911 

Cal Rodgers begins a transcontinental flight that would be the first evidence that long-distance air travel is possible. Beginning in Sheepshead Bay, NY, Rodgers took off with a mailbag attached to his plane. His plane, the Vin Fiz, would make 68 different flights as they crossed the country. Like many firsts in aviation, Rodgers suffered setbacks, including crashes, storms, and technical issues. On November 5, 1911, Rodgers completed the trip when he landed in Pasadena, CA.

1953 

Doctors at Ochsner Foundation Hospital successfully separate conjoined twins, Carolyn and Catherine Mouton. The first successful separation of conjoined twins required eight surgeons.

1953 

Ernie Banks makes his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago Cubs. With his signing, Banks became the club’s first black player.

1954 

Faber and Faber publish Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The haunting classic pits human nature against civilization when a group of boys becomes stranded on an island.

1983 

Vanessa Williams is crowned Miss America and is the first African American to receive the honor.

2006 

Alfredo Hernandes eats 16 jalapeno chili peppers in 1 minute. The achievement, which took place at the La Costeña Feel the Heat Challenge, sets a world record.

September 17th Celebrated Birthdays

Nadezhda Durova – 1783 

During the Napoleonic wars, Durova joined the Russian cavalry under the name Alexander. Disguised as a man, Durova earned the support of the Tsar, one of the few who knew her true identity. She earned distinguished recognition of her service, too.

Guillaume-Benjamin Amand Duchenne – 1806

The neurologist was the first to describe nervous and muscular disorders such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He also studied facial expressions and was the first to identify differences between a faked smile and a sincere one.

David Dunbar Buick – 1854

The Scottish-born inventor founded the Buick Motor Company in 1903.

John Willard Marriott – 1900

Before becoming the founder of an international hotel chain, Marriott opened an A&W Root Beer in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Enright – 1909

As an author and illustrator, Enright published several books for children and young adults. Some of her books include Thimble Summer, The Four-Story Mistake, and Gone Away Lake.

Hank Williams – 1923

Considered one of the greatest country music singers, Williams wrote and sang some of the industry’s most popular songs. Some of those songs include “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Honky Tonk Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

Maureen Connolly – 1934

Known as “Little Mo, ” the talented tennis player earned notice when she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam Tournaments in a single calendar year.

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