September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Plus, George Washington’s Farewell Address is published, as is the Unabomber’s manifesto.

September 19 is the birthday of Ferdinand Porsche, Twiggy, Mama Cass, and Adam “Batman” West. Orville Redenbacher, Red Foley, and rocketry pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky died.

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (cover), National Butterscotch Pudding Day, and if it’s Sunday, it’s National Grandparent’s Day.

September’s birthstone is the sapphire; flowers are forget-me-nots, morning glories, and asters, and its birth flowers are poppy and gladiolus. In traditional astrology, September 19 is in Virgo.

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