Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month

Read about Hispanic culture and traditions, and find biographies, facts and stats about Hispanic Americans.

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Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, died 25 years ago on Sept. 24, 1991. Learn more about the man and the quirky, whimsical characters he created.
Fall Equinox
Fall begins on Sept. 22. Read about the science and significance of the autumnal equinox.
The Reason for the Seasons
Did you know that the seasons are caused by the tilt of Earth's axis (23.4°) and not by the fact that Earth's orbit around the Sun is an ellipse? Find more fascinating facts about seasons on Earth.
Fall Poetry
Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!

Have Your Say

What’s the best thing to do in the fall?

  • Pick choice 1 Apple picking
  • Pick choice 2 Watching televised football
  • Pick choice 3 Leaf peeping
  • Pick choice 4 Raking leaves
  • Pick choice 5 Carving pumpkins
  • Pick choice 6 None of the above—long live summer!

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