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Let’s time Travelling together - What Happened in Past Septembers:

27 Aug 2016 | Posted Under History

September 11, 2001 - In memory of those who died on that date which is not yet history, but still a part of our present. And, in honor of those who were and are our heroes.


September 1, 1937 - The Housing Act, known as the Wagner-Steagall Act, inaugurated the U.S. Public Housing Program which was part of the New Deal.


September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris between the new United States and England was signed. It formally ended the American Revolution. Future second President John Adams signed the Treaty on behalf of the new nation.

His son, John Quincy Adams, was the sixth President.


Note: I once had the great honor to play Abigail Adams, a most remarkable woman in a pageant. She wrote to her husbanc when the Constitution was being written "to

remember the ladies"!


September 4, 1853 - Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist, women's rights activist, Methodist preacher and author, addressed the American Anti-Slavery Society. 


September 4, 1974 - President Gerald R. Ford met with the Congressional Black Caucus.


September 4, 1881 - Electricity came to some Manhattan homes and offices in Lower Manhattan when inventor Thomas A. Edison set up a steam-powered generator on Pearl Street. The wires were put underground along with telephone wires in Manhattan after "The Great Blizzard of 1888."


September 5, 1774 - The Continental Congress met in Philadelphia for the first time.


September 5, 1882 - The United States first Labor Day parade was held in New York City.


September 5, 1898 - Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye died. She was a nurse, Civil War soldier and spy. She enlisted in the Michigan voluntary infantry and masqueraded as a man for a year. She served at the First Battle of Bull Run and also at Antietam. She also "disguised" herself in other ways and spied for the Union Army. She then deserted and went on to be a  nurse for the United States Christian Commission.


September 6, 1757 - The Marquis de Lafayette was born. He came to America to serve with George Washington in the American Revolution. Alexander Hamilton was the only one on Washington's staff who spoke French and he translated for Washington and the Frenchmen who joined us in our cause. The two men became friends. 


When Lafayette was imprisoned during the French Revolution, his son, George Washington Lafayette, and his tutor, Festal, came here and lived with Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton. Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury. He was killed in a dual with Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804.


Note: Mrs. Hamilton was one of the first women philanthropists in the United States, and was one of the founders of the Orphan Asylum Society in 1806. Today it is Graham Windham, a child welfare agency


September 8, 1664 - The English took control of Manhattan Island from the Dutch renaming it New York City after the Duke of York who was the  brother of King Charles II.  James became King after Charles' death but was forced to flee during "The Glorious Revolution" as he was Catholic. 


Note:Until 1898  the other boroughs were separate cities so NYC referred only to Manhattan Island.


September 12, 1787 - The first African-American Masonic Lodge was organized.


September 13, 1970 - The first New York City Marathon was held.


September 15, 1776 - British forces entered and then occupied New York City (which then referred only to Manhattan). The occupation lasted for seven years. See September 21st. 


September 15, 1850 - Singer Jenny Lind gave her first concert in the United States. Lind was born in Sweden and was given the nickname "The Swedish Nightingale."   She then came the United States at the invitation of P.T. Barnum of circus fame! Among the 93 concerts she gave, one was at Castle Garden in Lower Manhattan. Lind made $250,00 and donated some of the proceeds to charities. including the Orphan Asylum Society.


September 16, 1620 - The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for the New World. There were 102 passengers aboard. It landed near what is now called Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts. Plymouth Colony and The Colony of Massachusetts Bay were originally separate colonies.


September 18, 1865 - Richmond, VA was the site of an Equal Rights Meeting.


September 19, 1947 - Jackie Robinson was named Rookie of the Year.


September 21, 1776 - "The Great Fire" broke out in Manhattan as the Patriots fled the newly occupied city. The Patriots blamed the British who blamed the Patriots. Much of Lower Manhattan was destroyed. The land to the North was largely farms and the built-up city was in Lower Manhattan. The cause might have been accidental."


September 21, 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated to be the first woman on the Supreme Court of the United States by President Ronald Reagan.. She retired in 2006.


September 22, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the enslaved..


September 25, 1890 - Yosemite National Park was created by an Act of Congress.


September 30, 1888 - "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott was published. 


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