Random Fact: September

September is the only month that has the same number of letters as the month number – nine. Initially, though, it was the seventh month of the old Roman calendar. For the Anglo-Saxons, it was known as Gerst Monath (Barley Month) or Haefest Monath (Harvest Month), celebrating the harvest.

In 1752, September had only 19 days in the UK, because the 3rd-13th were omitted when the calendar changed from Julian to Gregorian.

On an average September day more babies are born in the US than on a day in any other month, and in the UK, September 26 is the most common birthday for people born in the last 20 years.

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