Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day. Elephants are intriguing animals. Their size leaves you awestruck; their strength is amazing, and they are very intelligent and affectionate beings. Amazingly, even with their large size, they can walk by silently - you won't even know they're passing by.
1862 - Emancipation Proclamation
On September 22, 1862, President Lincoln issued a preliminary emancipation proclamation. It stated that if the rebels didn't return to the Union by January 1, 1863, he would declare their slaves to be free.
Ice Cream Cone Birthday
At the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, an ice cream vendor ran out of paper bowls for his ice cream. Pastry maker, Ernest Hamwi, came to his rescue by rolling the ice cream in crisp wafers that he called a Zalabia.
1920 - Band-aid Invented
Earle Dickson invented the Band-Aid while working as a cotton buyer for Johnson & Johnson. I remember when band-aids used to come with a red string that was pulled to open the wrapper.
1776 - Nathan Hale Executed by the British for Spying
American Patriot, Nathan Hale, at the request of General George Washington for a volunteer, Hale crossed enemy lines to gather information as to the strength and plans of the British Army. Caught while returning, he was hanged as a spy on September 22, 1776, without the benefit of a trial. The Patriot's dedication to our country is enshrined in the immortal words "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."