11th September

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Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2017:
Full Moon – September 6, 08:02
Last Quarter – September 13, 07:24
New Moon – September 20, 06:29
First Quarter – September 28, 03:53

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Deiniol
John Gabriel Perboyre
Our Lady of Coromoto
Paphnutius of Thebes (Roman Catholic Church)
Protus and Hyacinth

Festival:
Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a former holiday. (Pakistan)
Emergency Number Day, proclaimed by President Reagan on August 26 in 1987. (United States communities, particularly the local emergency services)
National Day of Catalonia (Catalonia)
Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church)
Patriot Day (United States)
Teacher's Day (Argentina)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: Setting and relocation of any kind of roots, trees and bushes.
Perform forming pruning of orchard and bushes.
Pile a manure or compost.
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich flowers with humus especially those having poor assemblage of rootlets.
Perform preservation of edible roots and take the crop.*

Also on this day:

1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly-led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.

1541 – Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonko.

1649 – Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them.

1897 – After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.

1922 – The British Mandate of Palestine begins.

1961 – Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.

1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years, with the support of his good friend Margaret Thatcher. Fucking Bag.

1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

2001 – The September 11 attacks take place in the United States.


* more information can be found here.