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Native American Day

Friday, September 27, 2013

Native American Day

When: 4th Friday in September

This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our great and wonderful nation. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.

Famous Indians and Tribes:


Sitting Bull, In Memory

List of Native American Indian Tribes and Languages

National Congress of American Indians

This Day in History September 27th

The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III (1540)

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day. (1777)

Mexico gains its independence from Spain. (1821)

Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone. (1822)

The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains. (1825)

The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean. (1854)

The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool; the United States Congress subsequently awards 27 gold Lifesaving Medals to the lifeboat men who went to rescue her crew. (1875)

Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name. (1903)

The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc². (1905)

The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. (1908)

The Republic of China is recognized by the United States. (1928)

Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur. (1930)

Balinese Tiger declared extinct. (1937)

World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy. (1940)

The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships. (1941)

Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River. (1942)

The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II. (1944)

The nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC. (1954)

USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed. (1956)

The stage musical Hair opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973. (1968)

The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency. (1979)

The Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday. (1998)

After 162 episodes, Tom and Jerry aired it's final episode titled, The Karate Guard. (2005)
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