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Monday September 16, 2013
- 259th Day of 2013 / 106 Remaining
- 6 Days Until The First Day of Autumn
- 12 Hours 21 Minutes of Daylight
- Moon Rise:5;26pm
- Moon Set:3:48am
- Moon’s Phase: 91 %
- The Next Full Moon
- September 19 @ 4:12am
- Full Corn Moon
- Full Barley Moon
This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.
- Rainfall (measured July 1 – June 30)
- Normal To Date:0.08
- This Year:0.05
- Last Year:0.02
- Annual Seasonal Average:23.80
- Ann Bradstreet Day
- Constitution Day/Pledge Across America
- Mayflower Day
- National POW/MIA Recognition Day
- Step Family Day
- National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
- Guacamole Day
- International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
- Independence Day-Mexico
- Independence Day-0Papua New Guinea
- Malaysia Day-Malaysia
- On This Day In …
- 1400 --- Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales after rebelling against English rule. He was the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales.
- 1620 -- The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England. The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at
Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard.
- 1630 --- The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
- 1782 --- The Great Seal of the United States was impressed on document to negotiate a prisoner of war agreement with the British. It was the first official use of the impression.
- 1810 --- Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launches the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or "Cry of Dolores," The revolutionary tract, so-named because it was publicly read by Hidalgo in the town of Dolores,
called for the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land, and racial equality. Thousands of Indians and mestizos flocked to Hidalgo's banner of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and soon the peasant army was on the march to Mexico City.
- 1835 --- Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos islands aboard the HMS Beagle. The unique fauna he observed on the various islands there helped in forming his theory of natural selection.
- 1857 --- The song "Jingle Bells" by James Pierpont was copyrighted under its original title, "One Horse Open Sleigh."
- 1908 --- Buick Motor Company head William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate General Motors in New Jersey. Durant, a high-school dropout, had made his fortune building horse-drawn carriages, and in fact he hated cars--he thought they were noisy, smelly, and dangerous. Nevertheless, the giant company he built would dominate the American auto industry for decades.
- 1920 --- Enrico Caruso recorded his last work for Victor Records.
- 1932 --- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British government's decision to separate India's electoral system by caste.0
- 1940 --- President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service and Training Act, which requires all male citizens between the ages of 26 and 35 to register for the military draft, beginning on October 16. The act had been passed by Congress 10 days earlier.
- 1947 --- The first aluminum foil, Reynolds Metals 'Reynolds Wrap' goes on sale.
- 1953 --- The St. Louis Browns of the American League were given the OK to move to Baltimore, MD, where they became the Baltimore Orioles.
- 1964 --- “Shindig” premiered on ABC-TV. The program had go-go girls and the biggest rock bands of the day in a dance party environment. Regulars were Jimmie O’Neill and the Shindig
Dancers. The first show featured Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Wellingtons, Bobby Sherman and comic Alan Sues.
- 1966 --- The Metropolitan Opera opened its new home at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
- 1968 --- The Andy Griffith Show was seen for the final time on CBS-TV. Sheriff Andy Taylor (Griffith), Opie (Ron Howard), Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), Barney Fife (Don Knotts), Goober Pyle (George Lindsey), Floyd Lawson (Howard McNear), and the rest of the gang from Mayberry, NC, are still seen regularly on TV through syndication.
- 1974 --- President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
- 1978 --- The Grateful Dead recorded a concert at the pyramids in Egypt.
- 1978 --- An extremely deadly earthquake rocks Iran, killing more than 25,000 people. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck the northeastern part of the country, an area that has traditionally seen much seismic activity.
- 1980 --- Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall officially opened.
- Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
- Amy Poehler
- Mickey Rourke
- B B King
- J C Penney
- David Copperfield
- Jennifer Tilly
- Allen Funt
- Lauren Bacall
- Peter Falk
- Elgin Baylor
- Ed Begley Jr
- Earl Klugh
- Orel Hershiser
- Molly Shannon