September 19

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Good Boy in Chief, Bark Twain, explains the day!

Well, hold on to your hat because we’re heading into the significance of September 19, and it’s got its own unique tale to tell.

In the Christian calendar, September 19 brings us the Feast of St. Januarius. Now, Januarius was quite the character. He’s known for a miracle involving his blood, which is said to liquefy when it’s brought out for display. It’s a bit of a puzzler, and folks gather to witness this curious event every year in Naples, Italy.

Now, in the world of science and exploration, September 19 is remembered as the day when Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis in 1806 after their epic journey exploring the western reaches of the United States. It’s a reminder of the spirit of adventure and discovery that’s woven into the fabric of this great nation. The Corps of Discovery met with a grand reception at St. Louis on September 23. Congress rewarded them with double pay and public land. The captains each received 1,600 acres (650 hectares), and their men received 320 acres (130 hectares).

So, September 19, it’s a day when the blood mystifies, and the spirit of exploration shines bright. It’s a day to celebrate the curious, the creative, and the brave.