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10 Interesting Facts About The Month Of September

10. September is the ninth month and has nine letters in its name. It is the only month with the same number of letters in its English name as the number of the month.

9. The only US president born in September was William Taft (born September 15, 1857).

8. In 1990 the Fresh Prince of Bel Air premiered on NBC.

7. September was the month when 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. The fateful date was 11th, and the year was 2001. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.

6. The very first edition of New York Times was published on September 18, 1851.

5. Teacher’s day is also celebrated on the 5th of September and many kids begin their school session during this month.

4. September has the following holidays: Labor Day, Native American Day, Grandparent's Day, Constitution Day and the Autumn Equinox.

3. President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which ended slavery in the territories held by the Confederacy, on January 1, 1863. In spite of the ruling, the Civil War would not end for another year and a half after that.

2. September was the seventh month of the original Roman calendar. This is where it got its name which means seventh. Later, when January and February were added to the calendar it became the ninth month.

1. September is the month that marks the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and is associated with the harvest. It is a time of celebration and new beginnings.

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