September 22, 2018

First Day of Autumn

The First Day of Autumn, also known as the autumnal equinox, is when the sun crosses the celestial equator going southward. On the autumnal equinox, day and night are each about 12 hours long, with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere.

National Centenarian’s Day

National Centenarian's Day, celebrated annually on September 22, honors those who are 100 years of age or older.

National White Chocolate Day

The first white chocolate bar was launched in Europe by Nestle. Besides candy bars and fudge, white chocolate also comes in liqueurs, chips, ganache, truffles and liquid forms.

American Business Women’s Day

Every year on September 22, the United States celebrates American Business Women's Day to honor and reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women in the workforce and the millions of women business owners in the U.S. September 22 marks the 1949 founding date of the American Business Women's Association.

National Hunting and Fishing Day

On May 2, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the first National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation, declaring, "I urge all our citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations." National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every September.