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September 4, 2013

On the Bright Side Mary Howell

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:01 am


The month of September brings the ringing of school bells into focus in Sabine County with  children going back to the classroom to continue a year of their education.  Thoughts turn to school activities such as football games.


Boys and girls work hard to make the grade so that they can make the team.


September only has one legal holiday which is Labor Day which is celebrated on the first Monday of the month.


Many historical events have occurred during September’s thirty days.


The first American newspaper, Publick Occurrences, appeared in Boston in September, 1690.


The First Continental Congress was assembled in Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. 


The Russians launched the first rocket to the moon on September 12, 1959.


Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner during an attack on Fort McHenry on September 14, 1817.


Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, SD gave birth to four girls and one boy who made them the first surviving quintuplets in the United States on September 14, 1963.


President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Capitol on September 18, 1793.


The United States Department of Treasury was constituted on September 2, 1789.


The first permanent white settlement was founded on what is now America in St. Augustine, Florida on September 8, 1565.




Elias Howe patented the sewing machine on September 10, 1846.


Pilgrims sailed from England on the Mayflower on September 16, 1620.


Famous people who were born during September were: Walter Reed, American Surgeon born on September 13, 1851. William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States was born on September 15, 1857.  Queen Elizabeth I of England was born on September 7, 1533.  Antonin Dvorak, Czech composer, was born in September.  Senator Robert A. Taft, of Ohio was born on September 8, 1887.


In my own family, September was an important month because I had a dear Mother who was born on September 12, 1909.  She was the center of our home.  Jane, Clara and I had a wonderful upbringing and she taught us how to live our lives on the bright side.


September 4, 2013


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