September 9 in Pop Culture History

September 9th Fun Facts, Trivia and History

September 9th History Highlights

  • 1888 – The body of Jack the Ripper’s second murder victim, Annie Chapman, was found in London.
  • 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited.
  • September 9, 1995 – PlayStation released, Video Game Console
  • September 9, 1999, Sega Dreamcast released, Video Game Console
  • September 9 is the most popular birthdate in the United States.
  • If you were born on September 9th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… December 17th (prior year)

The Pledge of Allegiance

The United States Flag Code:
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.

Original Pledge:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

1923 Pledge:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

1954 Pledge:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

September 9th is…

Teddy Bear Day
Wiener Schnitzel Day
Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 9th Birthday Quotes

“One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.”
– Colonel Sanders

“As I got older, I never considered that tons of people were watching me on television every week. I give a nod to my parents for keeping me as normal as I could be in an un-normal adult world.”
– Angela Cartwright

“If my life had to be a song I would name it, ‘Live every day like it’s your best day ever’, because it pretty much is.”
– Haley Reinhart

“Teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn’t realize that before.”
– Hugh Grant

“As I’ve gotten older and the world has gotten far more complicated?”
Michael Bublé

“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.”
– Leo Tolstoy

September 9th Birthdays

1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian author, and playwright (died in 1910)
1890 – Colonel ‘Harland’ Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (died in 1980)
1899 – Neil Hamilton, American stage, film and television actor (died in 1984)
1919 – Jimmy ‘the Greek’ Snyder, American sportscaster (died in 1996)
1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (died in 2011)
1942 – Inez Foxx, American singer
1945 – Dee Dee Sharp, American singer
1952 – Angela Cartwright, English-born American actress
1953 – Janet Fielding, Australian actress
1960 – Hugh Grant, English actor
1963 – Chris Coons, American politician
1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor, and screenwriter
1969 – Rachel Hunter, New Zealand model
1975 – Michael Bublé, Canadian singer-songwriter
1990 – Haley Reinhart, American singer
1991 – Hunter Hayes, American singer-songwriter

September 9th History

September the 9th is the most common birthday in the United States

1543 – Mary Stuart, nine months old, was crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially named its new union of sovereign states ‘The United States.’

1789 – The Bill of Rights was approved by the United States House of Representatives.

1791 – Washington, DC (District of Columbia), the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington.

1839 – John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph. He also named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus, among other achievements.

1850 – California became the 31st state.

On September 9, 1917, he first recorded use of the initials “OMG” was in a 1917 letter from Lord Fisher, to Winston Churchill.

1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was founded by the Radio Corporation of America

1947 – The first case of a computer bug being found… a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1950 – The first American television show to incorporate a laugh track was the sitcom The Hank McCune Show, although the technique started in radio in the 1940s.

1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development was established.

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law by US President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1967 – George of the Jungle cartoon debuted on ABC.

1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act was enacted, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

1971 – The Attica prison riot occurred – 1200 inmates revolted, resulting in the deaths of 10 hostages and 29 inmates.

1972 – Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids premiered on CBS.

1978 – #1 Hit September 9, 1978 – September 29, 1978: A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

1989 – #1 Hit September 9, 1989 – September 15, 1989: New Kids on the Block – Hangin’ Tough

1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state.

September 9, 1995 – PlayStation released, Video Game Console

1995 – #1 Hit September 9, 1995 – September 29, 1995: Coolio featuring L.V. – Gangsta’s Paradise

September 9, 1999 – Sega Dreamcast released, Video Game Console

2006 – #1 Hit September 9, 2006 – October 27, 2006: Justin Timberlake – SexyBack

2006 – Bleach premiered on Adult Swim

September 9, 2012 (fiction) Dr. Robert Neville discovered the cure to save humankind, I Am Legend, Film

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

When you first start working, you find Dilbert funny because it’s true. The longer you work, you find Dilbert depressing because it’s true.

“There’s a bathroom on the right” #misunderstoodlyrics

To conceal his identity a burglar covers everything but his eyes. To conceal his identity on TV only the eyes are covered.

In 1889, the word hamburger first appeared in print in the Walla Walla Union, a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper.

Anytime I see the phrase “100% real meat” I immediately think “this is not 100% real meat”.

Useless Pronunciation: P as in psychiatry

Congratulate several female performers with “Brave!”

Ginger Rogers – Real Name: Virginia Katherine McMath

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” – Benjamin Franklin

A Freudian slip is when your brain uses auto-correct.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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