Holidays, birthdays, historic events...

September 22

  • Orange maple leaves Autumnal Equinox

    The seasons officially change when the day and night are equal in length. In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins.

September 25

  • A red apple Johnny Appleseed

    John Chapman, a.k.a. “Johnny Appleseed”, planted apple orchards throughout the upper Ohio River Valley.

October 7

  • Engraving of the Great Chicago Fire The Great Chicago Fire

    Four square miles of downtown Chicago was destroyed by a massive fire that burned for two days.

October 10

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was an author, activist, speaker, politician, UN ambassador, and vocal supporter of civil rights.

October 11

October 15

  • Noah Webster Noah Webster

    Noah Webster was an early American educator who was instrumental in establishing an "American" approach to education.  He is best remembered his An American Dictionary of the English Language.

October 26

  • Steven Kellogg Steven Kellogg

    Steven Kellogg has illustrated well over a hundred stories and has created some truly beloved picture book characters, including an independently minded Great Dane named Pinkerton.

November 3

  • A chicken sandwich National Sandwich Day

    This day celebrates one of the America’s favorite foods: the sandwich.  A sandwich is a combination of edible goodies stuffed between other edibles.

November 5

  • John Philip Sousa John Philip Sousa

    John Philip Sousa was a world famous band leader who 137 marches, including the official march of the United States, "Stars an Stripes Forever."

November 9

  • Lois Ehlert Lois Ehlert

    Lois Ehlert has created and illustrated numerous children's books with bold, colorful collages.

November 11

  • A field of poppies Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor and thank veterans for their service and to show our appreciation for their sacrifices.

November 12

  • Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson

    Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the classics Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, among many other novels and short stories.

November 15

  • Lewis and Clark in Oregon Lewis & Clark Reach the Pacific Ocean

    More than a year and a half after the expeditionary party led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left St. Louis, Missouri, they reached the Pacific Ocean.