September 21

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September 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on September 21, include:

  • Accounting Day - September 21, 2020 (Was 5/11/20, but postponed due to Covid-19)
  • Escapology Day 
  • Fast of Gedalya - September 21, 2020
  • Gedaliah - September 21, 2020 (Fast from Dawn to Dusk)
  • International Banana Festival 
  • International Day of Peace
  • Miniature Golf Day 
  • National Chai Day 
  • National Farm Safety Day for Kids 
  • National Myositis Awareness Day 
  • National Pecan Cookie Day 
  • Pause the World Day 
  • Peace One Day 
  • Respect for the Aged Day - September 21, 2020 (Third Monday in September)
  • World Alzheimer's Day
  • World Gratitude Day 

2020 Weekly Holidays that include September 21, are:

  • Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Week in September)
  • Ally Week - September 21-25, 2020
  • Build a Better Image Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week of September)
  • Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week in September)
  • Constitution Week - September 17-23
  • Deaf Dog Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Last Full Week of September)
  • Global Week of Student Prayer - September 20-26, 2020
  • Health Information and Technology Week - September 21-27, 2020
  • International Clean Hands Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week of September)
  • International Deaf Awareness Week - September 21-27, 2020 (Last Whole Week in September from Monday - Sunday)
  • International Interpreters and Translators Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Last Full Week in September)
  • International Women's E-Commerce Days - September 20-26, 2020
  • Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week in September)
  • National Adult Day Services Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third week of September)
  • National Ballroom Dancing Week - September 18-27, 2020
  • National Deaf Dog Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Last Full Week in September)
  • National Eczema Week - September 13-21
  • National Employ Older Workers Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Last Full Week in September)
  • National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week of September)
  • National Farm Animals Awareness Week - September 19-25, 2020 (Third week of September)
  • National Go-Kart Week - September 20-26, 2020
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week - September 20-26, 2020
  • National Indoor Plant Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week of September)
  • National Love Your Files Week - September 21-25, 2020 (Third Full Mon-Fri Week)
  • National Postdoc Appreciation Week - September 21-25, 2020
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week in September)
  • National Singles Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week in September) 
  • National Surgical Technologist Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Full Week in September)
  • Pollution Prevention Week - September 20-26, 2020  (Begins on the Third Monday in September)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Week of September)
  • Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Week of September)
  • Tolkien Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Third Week that Hobbit Day 9/22 falls on)
  • World Reflexology Week - September 20-26, 2020 (Last Full Week in September)

2020 Monthly Holidays that include September 21, 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

  • Oktoberfest - September 19, 2020 - October 4, 2020 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for September 21 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

  • 1866 - H.G. Wells, English novelist, and historian, called the father of science fiction (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds (d. 1946)
  • 1931 - Larry Hagman, American actor, director and producer (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas) (d. 2012)
  • 1950 - Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Groundhog Day)
  • 1962 - Rob Morrow, American actor (Northern Exposure)
  • 1967 - Faith Hill, American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress (Breathe, This Kiss, The Way You Love Me)
  • 1983 - Maggie Grace, American actress (Lost, Taken)


Famous Deaths

  • 1832 - Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright and poet (Rob Roy, Ivanhoe) (b. 1771)
  • 1998 - Florence Griffith Joyner, (Flo Jo), American sprinter, track and field athlete who was the fastest woman of all time who set world records in 1988 for both the 100m and 200m, wom a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics and won three gold medals at the 1988 Olympics


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1996 - Magazine Publisher John F. Kennedy Jr., son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, marries Caroline Bisset in cumberland Island, Georgia

Quote of the Day

World Gratitude Day is September 21st! Who / What are YOU thankful for?

World Gratitude Day is September 21st!

Who / What are YOU thankful for? Take the time today, to thank all of the wonderful people in your life! Take the time today, to thank God for all the blessings in your life!


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

Is quick and easy soup possible? Everyone knows that soup needs time to simmer; to blend the flavors to perfection.

Many say they would never attempt to make homemade soup, but it can be one of the simplest healthy recipes to prepare! Definitely a healthy diet habit that should be a part of everyone’s fall and winter meal plans and even into summer, as there are many lighter or cold soups that work well.

Tips for Quick and Easy Soup!

Find out some tips for quick and Easy Soup from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1776 - Part of New York City is burned after being occupied by British forces
  • 1780 - Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point
  • 1921 - A storage silo in Oppau, Germany explodes, killing up to 600 people
  • 1934 - Honshu, Japan is hit by a large typhoon killing more than three thousand people
  • 1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York with a death toll of approx. 500-700 people
  • 1942 - The Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaitsi to the Belzec extermination camp on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur
  • 1942 - The Nazis murder 2,588 Jews in Dunaivtsi, Ukraine
  • 1942 - The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight
  • 1949 - The People's Republic of China is proclaimed
  • 1964 - Malta gains independence from the United Kingdom, but chose to remain in the Commonwealth
  • 1964 - The World's fastest bomber, the North American XB-70 Valkyrie makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California
  • 1965 - The Gambia, Maldives, and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations
  • 1971 - Bahrain, Bhutan, and Qatar join the United Nations
  • 1972 - Martial law is declared by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1976 - Seychelles joins the United Nations
  • 1981 - Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom
  • 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice
  • 1984 - Brunei joins the United Nations
  • 1991 - Armenia grains their independence from the Soviet Union
  • 1993 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the constitution
  • 1996 - The United States Congress passes the Defense of Marriage Act
  • 1999 - The Chi-Chi earthquake strikes in central Taiwan, killing around 2,4000 people
  • 2013 - Al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya, killing at least 67 people

This Day in Music

  • 2000 - Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks get back together as Genesis for a one time performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala
  • 2001 - The benefit concert America: A Tribute to Heroes, airs on most major TV networks with performers Neil Young, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, and Willie Nelson who raise over $128 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks
  • 2004 - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), shows up on a terrorist watch list accused of funding terror groups, so is denied entry into the United States
  • 2011 - After more than 30 years together, R.E.M. announce they are breaking up as a band
  • 2012 - Rush and Show is released by No Doubt, 11 years after their last album (video below)


This Day in Sports

  • 1933 - Mexican professional wrestling is established by Salvador Lutteroth
  • 1964 - In the 20th America's Cup, Constellation (U.S.) beats Sovereign (England)
  • 1985 - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 rounds to become the Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • 1991 - USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • 1997 - New York Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Infanticide (noun)

1. The murder of an infant.

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