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Autumnal Equinox

Fall begins on September 23, 2019. The autumnal equinox is defined as the point at which the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south. The celestial equator is the circle in the celestial sphere halfway between the celestial poles. It can be thought of as the plane of Earth's equator projected out onto the sphere. Another definition of fall is nights of below-freezing temperatures combined with days of temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The word equinox means "equal night"; night and day are about the same length of time. The spring equinox is in late March. In addition to the (approximately) equal hours of daylight and darkness, the equinoxes are times when the Sun's apparent motion undergoes the most rapid change. Around the time of the equinoxes, variations in the position on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets can be noticed from one day to the next by alert observers. See more about the September equinox at www.Almanac.com/fall

Every Year

  • Born : 484 B.C. Euripides (dramatist)

  • Born : 63 B.C. Augustus Caesar (first Roman Emperor)


  • Died 1830: Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (U.S. First Lady)

  • Born 1838: Victoria Woodhull (social reformer)


  • 1845: N.Y. Knickerbocker Base Ball Club organized

  • 1846: Planet Neptune was discovered


  • Born 1852: William Stewart Halsted (surgeon)


  • Born 1867: John Avery Lomax (folklorist)


  • Died 1877: Urbain Le Verrier (astronomer)


  • 1885: Bryn Mawr College, the first U.S. graduate school for women, opened in Pennsylvania

  • Born 1889: Walter Lippman (journalist)


  • Died 1900: William Marsh Rice (merchant)


  • Born 1910: Elliot Roosevelt (politician)


  • Born 1920: Mickey Rooney (actor)

  • Born 1926: John Coltrane (musician)


  • Born 1930: Ray Charles (musician)

  • 1938: A time capsule was buried on the site of the NY World's Fair, to be opened in the year 6939 to reveal such artifacts as a bible, mail order catalog, film of FDR, and college football game

  • Died 1939: Sigmund Freud (psychologist)


  • Born 1947: Mary Kay Place (actress)

  • Born 1949: Bruce Springsteen (musician)


  • Born 1958: Larry Mize (golf professional)

  • Born 1959: Jason Alexander (actor)


  • Born 1961: Chi McBride (actor)


  • 1980: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida

  • Died 1987: Bob Fosse (director, choreographer)


  • 1992: Manon Rhéaume first woman player in an NHL game

  • Died 1998: Robert Wells (songwriter, co-wrote "The Christmas Song")

  • Died 1998: Mary Frann (actress)


  • 2010: Cabot Creamery and Chef John Folse created the world's largest macaroni and cheese. The previous record of 440 pounds was blown away by the team's 2,469 pound macaroni and cheese.

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