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10 Fun Facts About September
1 September is the ninth month and the only month with the same number of letters in its name in English as the number of the month.
2 Shakespeare did not mention September in any of his plays.
3 In 1752 in Britain, September had only 19 days as we changed from Julian to Gregorian calendar.
4 September is the only month in which share prices have more often fallen than risen.
5 The only US president to have had a September birthday was William Taft (president 1909-13).
6 In America, the first Sunday after the first Monday in September is celebrated as National Grandparents’ Day.
7 Richard Saunders, the 17th century English astrologer and physician, said it was good to eat pomegranates and goats’ milk in September.
8 The last day of September in any year always falls on a different day of the week from the last day of any other month.
9 “My favorite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something” (Groucho Marx).
10 At least six films have had the title ‘September’, which is more than any other month.
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PUBLISHED:00:49, Mon, Sep 2, 2013