September 14, 1814 – The Star-Spangled Banner
The Battle of Baltimore: The poem “Defense of Fort McHenry” is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
September 14 - 19, 2022 – Queen Elizabeth II lies in state
Mounted Household Cavalry rode along the route prior to the procession of the Gun
Carriage which carried the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace for the last time, borne on a horse-drawn carriage and saluted by cannons and the tolling of Big Ben, in a solemn procession through the flag-draped, crowd-lined streets of London to Westminster Hall. There, Britain's longest-serving monarch was laid in state for the world to mourn for 4 days. The coffin was draped in the Royal Standard and topped with the Imperial State Crown — encrusted with almost 3,000
diamonds — and a bouquet of flowers and plants, including pine from the Balmoral Estate, where Elizabeth died on Sept. 8 at the age of 96.
The Queen’s final resting place is in St. George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle, one of her favorite homes and where many royals have been laid to rest before her.
The American people had great admiration for the Queen, whose dignity and constancy deepened the enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. She and Ronald Reagan were good friends.
September 15, 1835 – Charles Darwin reaches the Galápagos Islands
The HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, lands at San Cristobal, the easternmost
of the archipelago. The next day, Darwin landed on the western end of Chatham Island, now known as San Cristobal. The ship’s crew and Darwin spent eight days surveying the coast.
Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle was part of an extensive British survey of the coasts of South America
September 16, 1893 – Cherokee Strip land rush
Congress authorized the Cherokee Commission to persuade the Cherokee to cede their complete title to the Cherokee Outlet, which was located in Oklahoma. After a great amount of pressure, and confirmed by a treaty Congress approved March 17, 1893, the Cherokee agreed for "the sum of $8,595,736.12. The eastern end of the Cherokee Outlet was opened for settlement in the Cherokee Strip land rush”. It was the largest land rush in the United States and possibly the largest event of
its kind in history.
A land rush (or run) was an event in which previously restricted land of the United States was opened for homesteading on a first-arrival basis. Settlers hungry for their own land, would compete in a chaotic race on horseback, in wagons, or by whatever means they could, for the newly opened lands.
September 17, 1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia
The document was drafted, often referred to as
its framing, at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention and was ratified through a series of state conventions held in 1787 and 1788. Since 1789, the Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times; particularly important amendments include the ten amendments of the United States Bill of Rights
and the three Reconstruction Amendments. The original U.S. Constitution was handwritten on five pages of parchment by Jacob Shallus.
September 18, 1870 – Old Faithful gets its name
On the afternoon of September 18, 1870, the members of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition traveled down the Firehole River from the Kepler Cascades and entered the Upper Geyser. The first geyser that they saw was Old Faithful, in what is now Yellowstone National Park. “It spouted at regular intervals nine times during our stay, the columns of boiling water being thrown from ninety to one hundred and twenty-five feet at each discharge,
which lasted from fifteen to twenty minutes.” – Nathaniel P. Langford. Old Faithful Geyser was named by Henry D. Washburn.
September 19, 1863 – The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga
American Civil War: The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the
conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war's Western Theater.
September 20, 2017 – Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US $90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.
Nearly five and half years after the hurricanes, Puerto Rico is recovering, albeit slowly and not uniformly. Many of the still damaged properties lie outside of tourist’s eyesight.
At the Range
All classes and events are open to the public & all range members, unless otherwise noted.
ISRA Black Powder State Championship
October 15 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Black Powder rifles with iron open sights; flintlock-rifles or smooth bore. Open to public. Registration at 7:30am. Cost: $20, youths (under age 18): $15. Walk-ins: $25, youths $20
To preregister, email [email protected]
Massad Ayoob’s MAG 40 Class
October 5, 6, 7 and 8
Massad Ayoob will be back
A MUST HAVE CLASS!
For every person concerned about self-defense,
concealed carry license holders, and concealed carry instructors.
Don’t wait to sign up – it’ll fill up fast!
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