28th September

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Onwards and Upwards!


Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56




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

Saint's Days and Observances:
Aaron of Auxerre
Faustus of Riez
Lorenzo Ruiz
Paternus of Auch

Czech Statehood Day (Czech Republic)
National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography (The Philippines)
Teacher's Day (Republic of China and Chinese-Filipino schools in The Philippines), ceremonies dedicated to Confucius are also observed.
World Rabies Day (International)
Ask a Stupid Question Day (United States)

Also on this day:

48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

1066 – William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.

1238 – Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.

1791 – France becomes the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population

1912 – The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ultonians in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.

1919 – Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US.

1944 – Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.

1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis

1995 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

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