September 10

September 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on September 10, include:

  • Blame it on the Large Hadron Collider Day 
  • International Creepy Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day 
  • International Makeup Day 
  • National Hot Dog Day - (Also on July 22, 2020 (Third Wednesday in July)
  • R U Ok Day - (Australia) - September 10, 2020 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • Sew Be it 
  • Swap Ideas Day 
  • TV Dinner Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day 

2020 Weekly Holidays that include September 10, are:

  • Direct Support Professional Recognition Week - September 9-15
  • International Air Ambulance Week - September 5-12, 2020
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 6-12, 2020 (Second Week of September)
  • National Payroll Week - September 7-11, 2020 (First Mon-Fri Week in September)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 6-12, 2020 (always has Sept. 10th in the week) 
  • National Waffle Week - September 6-12, 2020  (First Week of September)
  • Play Days - September 8-12, 2020 (Tuesday - Saturday after Labor Day)
  • Popcorn Days - September 10-12, 2020 (First Weekend after Labor Day)
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Week - September 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week in September)
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week - September 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week of September)

2020 Monthly Holidays that include September 10, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • US Open Tennis Championships - August 31 - September 13, 2020

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 10 is Virgo.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:

  • Aster - symbols of powerful love.
  • Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:

  • Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1839 - Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher who co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912)
  • 1929 - Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)
  • 1950 - Joe Perry, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Aerosmith)

Famous Deaths

  • 1938 - Charles Cruft, English businessman who founded Crufts International Dog Show (b. 1852)
  • 2007 - Jane Wyman, American actress, first wife of actor and U.S. President Ronald Reagan (Falcon Crest) (b 1917)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1993 - At age 80, actress Loretta Young marries costume designer Jean Louis (The Loretta Young Show, The Farmer's Daughter)


Quote of the Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12, 2020 (always has Sept. 10th in the week) 

If you find that you are having suicidal thoughts, please find help! Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem that you are having, and your family and friends that you leave behind will not recover from it easily, if at all. 

I understand the feelings! Twice in my own life, I have felt the hopelessness where I just wanted it to end. Both times were involving medical issues that were caused by my employer. The hopelessness of them throwing me under the bus and putting their own liability above my health and well being was hard for me to deal with. The first time was a severe toxic chemical poisoning, that has made me chemical sensitive and I could possibly still come down with cancer from it. Up to that point, I had not believed that people could be so evil, that they would not do the right thing!

What got me through it was that I had two dogs, one probably an empath, who would come and sit with me during my darkest hours and would not leave my side. I remember thinking that if I was not on the planet that my kids could either go live with their Dad or my Parents and eventually they would be okay. I thought that no one in my family would take my dogs, and that they would definitely be separated as they were both big dogs. I couldn't imagine leaving my kids or dogs! As hard as that time in my life was, I got through it. Life got better!

The second time, it was determined that my suicidal thoughts were from the Vicodin that the doctor had given me to deal with my neck, shoulder, and back pain caused by sitting in an un-ergonomic chair that was not meant to be sat in for more than two hours a day.  In an effort to save money, my workplace had purchased crappy chairs for everyone not in management. Once again, my employer put money over the value and safety of their employees!

Through my persistence that the chairs were the cause of my constant pain, eventually months later, all non management employees were given much better chairs to sit in. Of course, my employer was not at all happy with me for causing the expense of it all. As soon as I was able to, I retired early and got out of the toxic work environment I was in. Life is much better now! Push through your hardships when you encounter them and change the toxic circumstances in your life! 


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Childhood Obesity is on the rise! There are two strong predictors for obesity, according to University of Washington Dietician, Judy Simon. They are:

  • You often grab fried food from fast food restaurants.

  • You skip breakfast.

Students are rushing off to early high school classes, and skipping breakfast. Then at lunch, they pile into cars, and head to fast food restaurants, where they can eat off of the dollar menu cheaply. Forty-eight percent of teens eat fast food daily. How many of them are eating their 5 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables daily?

The Month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Other predictors of obesity include:

  • Whether or not your family eats meals together.

  • A high consumption of sugared drinks.

The average seventeen year old teen, drinks over 13% of their calories in the form of sports drinks, fruit flavored drinks full of sugar rather than fruit, and sodas. Two-thirds of teens drink sodas daily, and most teens eat only one or two sit down meals a day, and snack for the rest of their meals.

The Month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Find out more about Childhood Obesity and tips that you can implement to keep your children healthy from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1608 - John Smith is elected council President of Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1776 - Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army 
  • 1846 - A Patent for the sewing machine is granted to Elias Howe
  • 1858 - The asteroid 55 Pandora is discovered by George Mary Searle
  • 1932 - The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally owned IND is opened
  • 1937 - Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to discuss international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea
  • 1939 - The submarine HMS Triton accidentally sinks the HMS Oxley near Norway
  • 1939 - Canada declares war on Germany during World War II
  • 1967 - The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency
  • 1974 - Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal
  • 1976 - A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yuogslavia, killing 176
  • 2002 - Switzerland becomes a full member of the United Nations
  • 2017 - Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4 resulting in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion in damages

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - Revolver by The Beatles, hits #1
  • 1972 - The Doors, play their last concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles
  • 1988 - Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses hits #1 in America
  • 1991 - Smells Like Teen Spirit is released by Nirvana (video below)


This Day in Sports

  • 1936 - London's Wembley Stadium is host to the first World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship
  • 1950 - Joe DiMaggio becomes the 1st to hit 3 HR in a game
  • 1960 - Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rome, winning the marathon in his bare feet
  • 1960 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits a 643' HR over the right field roof in Detroit
  • 1961 - Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators are killed in the Italian Grand Prix by a crash
  • 1997 - Mark McGwire hits 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Variadic (adjective)

1. (Computing, mathematics, linguistics) Taking a variable number of arguments; especially, taking arbitrarily many arguments.

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