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Friday, September 29 is the 272nd day of 2023.

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September: Famous People, Events and Dates in History

September was the seventh month of the ancient 29-day Roman calendar that had 10 months and began with March. This 7th month was named septem in Latin, which means "seven" in English. But this ancient calendar was later reformed into a 12-month calendar -- adding two months. As it happened, September became the name of the 9th month despite the word meaning 7.

The months of September and December are corresponding months: these two months always start on the same day of the week. September 1, 2022 was on a Thursday, and so will be December 1, 2022.

The equinox in September (usually between the 21st and the 23rd) marks the beginning of fall (autumn), the season in which many plants become dormant in the northern hemisphere. It is followed by winter in November.

But in the Southern Hemisphere where a third of Africa, Antarctica, and most of South America lie, the sun is directly over the equator in September and March. As a result, September, in these regions, marks the end of the cold season and folks get ready to harvest their crops. And harvest times are usually times of great joy.

This Month's Historical Events

7th September 1822: Brazil, the largest country by surface area in South America, gained its independence from Portugal. But the South American country still has Portuguese as their official and national language. In 1967, Brazil was given its official name, the Federative Republic of Brazil.
1st September 1939: Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. The invasion of Poland by Germany marked the start of World War II. Hitler used his famous "blitzkrieg" strategy of intense aerial bombing of cities and towns, and using overwhelming numbers of tanks, artillery and ground troops in order to achieve a quick victory.
17th September 1787: September 17 marks the US Constitution/ Citizenship Day. On that date in 1787 the United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The new Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which up to then was the governing document of the 13 original states of the country now known as the United States of America.
22nd September 1828: Shaka kaSenzangakhona, famously known as Shaka Zulu, was murdered by his two half-brothers, Mhlangana and Dingane. This happened in Dukuza, a city in KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. Shaka was the founder and king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1816 to 1828, and he gained popularity from his successful military reforms and innovations that included the use of the assegai, a short Zulu thrusting spear.
21st September 1949: Mao Zedong, at the September 1949 conference in Peking, announced the intention to form a new Chinese government that would be under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. This conference was held to mark and celebrate the end of the long civil war against Nationalist Chinese forces which had begun in the 1920s. Chairman Mao would announce a few days later, on October 1st, the birth of a new China that is now officially known as The People's Republic of China.
11th September 1841: A patent for a collapsible paint tube was granted to John Rand (27 January 1801 - 23 January 1873) who was an American inventor and painter. Rand had been working to create a metallic tube that would store oil paint without drying out. This invention was later used for many items, including toothpaste, human and pet food, and gels, pharmaceuticals and chemical packaging.

Famous People who were Born in September

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Terry Sheeroh, Owner and editor of Famous People, Events and Places

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