Jim Arnosky shares a love of nature and wild places through his stories and drawings. One of his best known characters, Crinkleroot, has often invited readers to join him as explores the outdoors.
The first lighthouse in the United States is lit on an island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.
Tomie dePaola’s illustrations, distinctive in their simplicity, grace the pages of over 200 picture books.
Members of the Constitutional Convention sign the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The September 17th is now recognized as Citizenship Day the U.S.
The seasons officially change when the day and night are equal in length. In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins.
John Chapman, a.k.a. “Johnny Appleseed”, planted apple orchards throughout the upper Ohio River Valley.