plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in September...
Sept. 1 / 1985 - Wreckage of the Titanic found / 1998 - Airbags in cars made mandatory / 1939 - Germany invades Poland / No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
Sept. 2 / 1789 - Congress founds U.S. Treasury / 1945 - Japan surrenders / 1969 - First ATM opens / Skyscraper Day
Sept. 3 / 1783 - Treaty of Paris is signed / 2004 - Russian school siege ends in blood bath /
Sept. 4 / 1596 - Tsunami pounds Japanese islands / 1886 - Geronimo surrenders /2002 - Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol / Extra Dessert Day / Newspaper Carrier Day
Sept. 5 / 1972 - Terrorists take Israeli hostages at the Olympics / 1969 - Calley charged in My Lai Massacre / Be Late for Something Day / Cheese Pizza Day
Sept. 6 / 1552 - Magellan circumnavigates the globe / 1844 - John C. Fremont reaches Great Salt Lake / 1997 - 2.5 billion people watch Princess Diana's funeral /Read a Book Day
Sept. 7 / 1776 - World's first submarine attack / 1813 - U.S. nicknamed "Uncle Sam" / 1936 - Music artist Buddy Holly is born / Acorn Squash Day
Sept. 8 / 1664 - New Amsterdam becomes New York / 1974 - President Ford pardons former President Nixon / 1986 - Oprah goes national / Literacy Day
Sept. 9 / 1919 - Boston police department goes on strike / 1965 - Koufax pitches perfect game / 1971 - Riot at Attica prison / Teddy Bear Day
Sept. 10 / 1897 - First drunk driving arrest / 1962 - Rod Laver wins tennis grand slam / Sewing Machine Day / T.V. Dinner Day
Sept. 11 / 2001 - Attack on America / Make Your Bed Day / Grandparent Day
Sept. 12 / 1940 - Lascaux cave paintings discovered / 1974 - Violence in Boston over racial busing / 1993 - First floating bridge opens in Seattle / Chocolate Milkshake Day
Sept. 13 / 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens the Star Spangled Banner / 2004 - Oprah gives away 300 cars / 1936 - MLB pitcher, Bob Feller, strikes out 17 at age 17 / Fortune Cookie Day / Peanut Day / Positive Thinking Day / Snack a Pickle Day
Sept. 14 / 1914 - Make Way for Ducklings author, Robert McCloskey, is born / 1964- Steinbeck wins Medal of Freedom / Cream Filled Donut Day
Sept. 15 / 1958 - Train plunges off bridge / 1964 - Four black school girls killed in Alabama 1978 - Muhammed Ali wins heavyweight boxing title / Make a Hat Day
Sept. 16 / 1620 - Mayflower departs England / 1893 - Settlers race to claim land /1932 - Ghandi begins fast in protest of caste separation / 1940 - U.S. imposes military draft / Mexican Independence Day / Play Doh Day / Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
Sept. 17 / 1787 - U.S. constitution signed / 1862 - Civil War battle of Antietam / 1976 - Space Shuttle unveiled / 1981 - Fernandomania / Constitution Day
Sept. 18 / 1793 - Capitol cornerstone is laid / 1973 - Future U.S. president files UFO sighting / 1975 - Patty Hearst captured / Cheeseburger Day / Rice Krispies Treats Day
Sept. 19 / 1957 - Nevada is site of first underground nuclear explosion / 1959 - Russian premier barred from visiting Disneyland / 1893 - New Zealand first in women's vote / Butter Scotch Pudding Day / Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sept. 20 / 1777 - Redcoats kill sleeping Americans / 1963 - Kennedy proposes mission to the moon / 1973 - Battle of the Sexes on the tennis courts / Punch Day
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
EDIT AND SHARE the final product with others.
May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
Sept. 21 / 1780 - Benedict Arnold commits treason / 1792 - Monarch abolished in France / 1942 - The Superfortress takes flight / International Peace Day / World Gratitude Day
Sept. 22 / 1776 - Patriot executed for spying / 1862 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation / 1994 - TV show "Friends" debuts / Elephant Appreciation Day / Hobbit Day / Ice Cream Cone Day
Sept. 23 / 1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark return / 1846 - Planet Neptune discovered / 1908 - Cubs win pennant on controversial call / 1933 - Oil Geologists arrive in Saudi Arabia / Checkers Day
Sept. 24 / 622 - Muhammed completes Hegira / 1789 - First Supreme Court /1941 - Japan begins planning for Pearl Harbor attack / 1988 - Temporary Olympic gold for Ben Johnson / Cherries Jubilee Day
Sept. 25 / 1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is integrated / 1965 - 59 year old Satchel Paige pitches 3 innings of MLB game / 1981 - First female Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor / Comic Book Day / One Hit Wonder Day
Sept. 26 / 1945 - First American soldier killed in Vietnam / 1971 - Baltimore Orioles boast four 20 game winning pictures / 1996 - Shannon Lucid returns to earth from record setting stay in space / Johnny Appleseed Day / Pancake Day
Sept. 27 / 1938 - President Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace / 1940 - Germany, Italy and Japan sign Tripartite pact / Ancestor Appreciation Day / Thank You Day
Sept. 28 / 1781 - Battle of Yorktown begins / 1918 - Flu epidemic hits U.S. / 1941 - MLB star, Ted Williams becomes last player to hit .400 / Ask a Stupid Question Day / Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Sept. 29 / 1913 - Inventor Rudolph Diesel vanishes / 1982 - The Tylenol Murders / 1988 - American woman climbs Everest / Confucius Day
Sept. 30 / 1868 - First volume of Little Women is published / 1889 - Wyoming is first state to give women the right to vote / Chewing Gum Day