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September 22, 1888: The first issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC was published.
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An incredible publication, an education for those who can’t go to see it. And it’s still going strong after 133 years.
September 21. 1937: J.R.R. Tolkien's THE HOBBIT was published.
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How precious... *BigSmile*
September 20, 1973: Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
September 19, 1991: Two German tourists discovered Otzi the Iceman, a mummy who died c. 3300 BCE in the Otztal Alps between Austria and Italy.
September 18, 1793: U.S. President George Washington laid the first cornerstone of the Capitol Building.
September 17, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park in New York City.
September 16th 1987: The Montreal Protocol was signed, aiming to prevent the depletion of the ozone layer.
September 15, 1835: Charles Darwin and the crew of the HMS BEAGLE reached the Galapagos Islands.
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Well I'll be a monkey's uncle... *Laugh*
September 14, 1814: Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry," whose words became the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
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Complete version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" showing spelling and punctuation from Francis Scott Key's manuscript in the Maryland Historical Society collection.

O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bomb bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
'Tis the star-spangled banner - O long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace may the heav'n rescued land Praise the power that hath made and preserv'd us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto - "In God is our trust,"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key circa 1825

4th United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
In office
President Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
Preceded by Thomas Swann
Sunday, September 12, 1940: A group pf teenagers discovered prehistoric paintings in the Lascaux Caves near Montignac, France.

Monday September 13, 1993: Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing the Oslo Accords at the White House.
September 11, 2011: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opened in New York City.
September 10, 1608: John Smith was elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
Besides being the birthday of the love of my live David, September 9th 1893: Ester Cleveland became the first child of a U.S. president to be born in the White House.
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The love of your life is really old. Great job still being around after more than 120 years.
Today is International Literacy Day? This special day marks the importance of literacy to all countries and cultures. So, teach someone to read today or read out loud to anyone who will listen!

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

-- Dr. Seuss

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I feel like I can't teach someone to read today. I'm not THAT good of a teacher. *Laugh* But I could read out loud. Thanks for the info!
September 8th 1504: Michelangelo's DAVID was unveiled to the public in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy.
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I hope you don't spend too much time looking for these, but I do enjoy them. Thank you! *Heart*
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