ORANGE SHIRT DAY | SEPTEMBER 30
On September 30, Orange Shirt Day promotes awareness about the Indian residential school system still impacting Native American communities in the United States and Canada. Known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day honors the children forced into Indian boarding schools. In addition, the day also remembers those who never returned home. Read more…
NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY | SEPTEMBER 30
National Chewing Gum Day exercises our jaws on September 30th. Pop a bubble or freshen your breath with your favorite piece of chewing gum. Read more…
NATIONAL LOVE PEOPLE DAY | SEPTEMBER 30
On September 30, National Love People Day asks us to lift others up through the profound power of unconditional love. Read more…
NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY | SEPTEMBER 30
On September 30th, National Hot Mulled Cider Day warms our homes with the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple. Read more…
NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY | SEPTEMBER 30
On September 30th National Mud Pack Day gives permission to get muddy. Read more…
On Deck for October 1, 2022
- National Green City Day **
- Fire Pup Day
- National Black Dog Day
- National Hair Day
- National Homemade Cookies Day
- National Pumpkin Spice Day
- International Coffee Day
- International Day of Older Persons
- International Raccoon Appreciation Day
- International Vegetarian Day
- World Smile Day – First Friday in October
- World Ballet Day – Changes Annually (October 1, 2021)
Recipe of the Day
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 ounce package chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Gradually add to the wet ingredients.
Incorporate the chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
September 30th Celebrated History
The Gordon Bennet cup hosted the first international balloon race. With 16 balloons competing and representing 7 countries, they launched from Paris, France. The winners were Americans Lt. Frank P. Lahm and his co-pilot Major Hersey when they landed their balloon named “United States” in Flying-Dales, Yorkshire County, England. They completed the race in 22 hours and 15 minutes.
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player in history to hit 60 home runs in a single season. The Yankees went head to head with the Washington Senators in their final game of the season. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Bambino launched the pitch from Tom Zachary into the right-field stands at Yankee Stadium. The homer broke the 2-2 bringing in two runs. The final score was 4-2.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam. It would later be renamed Hoover Dam for contributions provided by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover.
The 1947 World Series was full of many firsts. It was the first televised World Series. It was also the first with a black player on the line up – Jackie Robinson. The series brought in a whopping $2,000,000, the first series to do so. However, one thing that was definitely not a first – The Yankees won the series in 7 games – their 11th World Series win.
Fred Morrison is granted patent No. 183,626 for a flying toy that would go by various names, including Pluto Platter and Flyin Saucer. Wham-O company began selling the disc in 1956. They eventually settled on the name Frisbee.
The National Farm Workers Association held its founding convention. The organization was founded by Cesar Chavez.
After 29 days pilot Ross Perot Jr. and co-pilot Jay Coburn complete the first circumnavigation of the globe by helicopter. They took off on September 1st in the Spirit of Texas and crossed 26 countries to complete the feat.
During the Jump For The Cause charity event, 151 women skydivers set the record for the largest number of women in a free-fall formation. The event took place over Perris Valley, CA.
September 30th Celebrated Birthdays
Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis – 1832
The American social activist inspired her daughter Anna Jarvis to organize the campaign for Mother’s Day. Fulfilling her mother’s wish, Anna Jarvis established Mother’s Day in the United States.
Thelma Terry – 1901
Born Thelma Combes, the talented jazz bassist and bandleader began her career in 1919 as the first chair in the Chicago Women’s Symphony Orchestra.
William Wrigley, Jr. – 1861
In 1891, the traveling salesman launched the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company to sell his own brand of gum.
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney – 1883
As the first woman in the United States to receive a degree in civil engineering, Stanton worked for Lee De Forest, Radley Steel Construction Company, and the New York Public Service Commission. In 1905 she became the first woman junior member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. However, after nearly twelve years as a junior member, Stanton filed for associate membership. The organization refused her request.
Irving Kahn – 1917
At the time of his death in 2015, Kahn was the oldest living active investor. The respected and successful investor brought value investing into the mainstream.
Truman Capote – 1924
The southern novelist and playwright earned a name for his novel In Cold Blood which retraced the re-life Kansas murders of four members of the Clutter family. He is also known for the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Both novels were made into films.
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