Celebrations today

-Dear Diary Day

-Ice Cream Cone Birthday (1903)

-U.S. Post Office Opened

-American Business Women's Day



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Button-down collars have points fastened down by buttons on the front of the shirt. Introduced by Brooks Brothers in 1896, they were patterned after the shirts of polo players and were used exclusively on sports shirts until the 1950s in America. It is still considered a more sporting style, and, particularly outside America, traditionally dressed men still do not wear suits with this style of collar.

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SEASONAL CHANGES fall single leaf

Most are probably aware that today is the first day of Fall, a beautiful time of year. But in writing this sentence I need to answer a question for myself first. Should I be writing Fall or Autumn? Here's what I turned up. First Day of Autumn (Autumnal Equinox) 11:09 p.m. ET

You know what the word Autumn means, but do you ever use it? Not very often, if you’re like most Americans. Saying autumn, like spelling color as colour or talking with an English accent, conveys in this country the tone of mild pretentiousness (or, in advertisements, elegance) that we associate with things British. Autumn is all but universal in Britain, as fall is in the United States. How did this happen?

The answer goes back to the seventeenth century, when the first great wave of emigrants crossed the Atlantic. At that time, both autumn and fall (often as part of the phrase fall of the leaf) were common in England. After the Revolution, British usage began shifting to the more Latinate term, influenced perhaps by Continental usage (French automne, Spanish otono, Italian autunno) or upper-class striving for refinement. www.americanheritage.com

For a more scientific understanding of the day is the the following. The day on which the seasons change coincide with the day on which the planet's axial tilt is either closest or furthest from the sun (solstices), and the day when the sun is directly over the Earth's equator (equinoxes) such as today. http://answers.usa.gov


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