September 23, 2019

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 Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day

On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard Nixon of California gave a televised and radio-broadcast address to refute charges of improprieties relating to a fund established by his backers to reimburse him for his political expenses. The speech came to be known as the "Checkers Speech" because he stated that regardless of what anyone said, he intended to keep one gift: a black-and-white dog who had been named Checkers by the Nixon children.

National Great American Pot Pie Day

A baked savory pie typically with both a bottom and a flaky top crust is often served to a hungry bunch. Be it frozen, from a restaurant or home-made, it is sure to please those taste buds.

National Daughters Day