September is a historic month
This month more than most others is a very powerful month in the history of California and the United States. Here are just a few highlight reminders of the depth of that history!
Sept. 28, 1542: Portuguese sailor Juan Cabrillo discovers and names California.
Sept. 4, 1782: The city of Los Angeles is officially founded.
Sept. 18, 1787: The United States Constitution is finally ratified and becomes the absolute law of the land.
Sept. 2, 1789: Congress officially establishes the United States Treasury.
Sept. 25, 1789: Congress ratifies the Bill of Rights.
Sept. 13, 1814: Francis Scott Key writes the words that would become America's national anthem.
Sept. 22, 1862: President Lincoln writes and issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves.
Sept. 6, 1894: Congress establishes the first Monday of September as Labor Day, a national holiday celebrating the working American.
Sept. 6, 1901: The 25th president, William McKinley, is shot twice at close range by a deranged anarchist named Leon Czolgosz while attending an exhibition in Buffalo, New York.
Sept. 14, 1901: Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th president and at 42 years old, the youngest ever at the time.
Sept. 1, 1938: Hitler fabricates a lie and invades Poland beginning World War II in Europe.
Sept. 5, 1975: The first of two separate assassination attempts against President Gerald Ford. Two weeks later, another attempt is thwarted.
And, finally, no American alive today will ever forget Sept. 11, 2001.
These are just some of the amazing historic events that have occurred during the month of September. What is it about the month of September?
Joseph Di Sante
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