Sacco’s Snippets: September 2019

September 2019 Edition: Sacco’s Snippets

The smell of the wood-burning stoves permeating the cool autumn mornings and the cotton ball clouds are making the hot steamy, sticky and disgusting dog days of summer a complete and welcome memory.

If you have already figured out that I really do not like to sweat and feel miserable during the summer you are 100 percent correct.

Everyone I know and in my family seems to have cast me out as if I were a little crazy (easy now) and perhaps I am, but hey I’m not sweating right now.

No more fake coolness and high electric bills.

No more falling asleep on the couch and sticking to the material.

Just pleasant crisp mornings and watching the sun set into a fireball of sleep with a cascade of fall hues and winters dreams.

September or as they say in my neighborhood; “I gotta go to school!” No more long sleeps and late night movies and video games but reality is setting in once again.

Before you know it the holiday season will be upon us and Hockey season will be half over.

Yes, it is the beginning of Hockey season and a new journey for our program.

A new beginning for quite of a few of our alumni here at the Aviator Sports and Events Center. We have some who are going to college, the military and on to another path to continue their journey.

Usually, it is the spring which brings change and a new start to life but here we renew in the fall when the leaves turn and the puck drops.

Too many falls and winter sports begin and we are no longer hosts to those in shorts and Tee shirts but to those who are wearing warm-ups and carrying Hockey bags.

Football begins and the echoes from the canyons to the north are heard throughout the parking lot with the cheers and whistles bellowing in the wind.

Lacrosse families arrive in droves and scurry fast to get a hot cup of coffee to fend off the chilly morning before they walk to the fields.

My second favorite time of the year, next to the Holiday break, and I love the buzz in the parking lot on game days.

I know that this is for real when to out of town buses start to stack in the parking lot and the lot starts to overflow.

To be honest there’s no place quite like our facility when the hustle and bustle begin as well as the cold start mornings when the Sun starts to peek over the horizon.

This season will start and we will be on the rollercoaster ride that ends with the air coming out of the balloon and the chance to regroup is upon us again.


September is the 9th month of the year and the beginning of the meteorological autumn.

The name September is from the Latin word Septem which means 7, being that the calendar at the time only had 10 months, until the British changed the way the calendar looked.

The meteor showers during this time of the year are the Aurigids and can be seen to peak in mid to late October and can be seen when the sky and surrounding areas are at their darkest.

The asteroids will seem to move much faster due to hitting the path of the Earth head on.

The Birth stone is Sapphire and the Birth flowers are; Forget me not, Morning Glory and Aster.

The Astrological signs are Virgo, up until the 22nd and Libra from the 23rd on.

The big holiday during this month is Labor Day which is celebrated as the official end of summer activities.

Fun Fact; When the British changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, they needed to adjust some days in order to align the season with the corresponding months.

They took 11 days from September going directly from the 3rd to the 14th, so during 1752 that span of those days did not happen.

Another fun fact being that this is the Constitution month in the U.S. which you will see why if you read on as well as an un-fun fact that in most places school begins.

Another fact that only one who truly appreciates the fermentation of hops and Barley would know about.

The Anglo-Saxons called September ‘Gerth Monath’ which translates to Barley Month.

This was the time of the year that they would harvest Barley and yes, they would brew Beer.

Here are some notable historical facts that happened throughout the month and some significant birthdays;


9/1 1752 – The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia

1897 – The first Subway in North America debuts in the city of Boston

Birthday 1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs

1923 – Rocky Marciano

9/2 1903 – Teddy Roosevelt exclaims, “Walk softly and carry a big stick”

1969 – The first ATM machine is installed

Birthday 1948 – Terry Bradshaw

1964 – Keanu Reeves

9/3 1777 – The U.S. Flag flown for the first time

1783 – The American Revolution wins

Birthday 1875 – Ferdinand Porsche

1913 – Alan Ladd

9/4 1781 – Los Angeles founded

1950 – Beetle Bailey published for the first time

Birthday 1960 – Damon Wayans

1968 – Mike Piazza

9/5 1774 – The first Continental Congress formed

1836 – Sam Houston elected President of Texas

Birthday 1940 – Raquel Welch

1964 – Freddie Mercury

9/6 1522 – Ferdinand Magellan sails the globe

1995 – Cal Ripken jr. breaks the record of 2,130 games played

Birthday 1947 – Jane Curtain

1958 – Jeff Foxworthy

9/7   79 – The Romans plunder Jerusalem

1971 – The Beverly Hillbillies last episode airs

Birthday 1533 – Elizabeth I

1936 – Buddy Holly

9/8 1504 – Michelangelo unveils the statue ‘David’

1966 – Star Trek premieres

Birthday 1932 – Patsy Cline

1954 – Ruby Bridges

9/9 1956 – Elvis appears on the Ed Sullivan Show

1995 – Sony releases the Play Station

Birthday 1890 – Colonel Sanders

1941 – Otis Redding

9/10 1846 – Elias Howe invents the Sewing Machine

1993 – The X Files debuts

Birthday 1934 – Roger Maris

1950 – Joe Perry

9/11 2001 – The world would change again with the attack on the World Trade Center


9/12 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers the Hudson River

1957 – NORAD begins operations

Birthday 1913 – Jesse Owens

1931 – George Jones

9/13 1814 – The Star Spangled Banner is written

1965 – Willie Mays hits 500th Homerun

Birthday 1857 – Milton Hershey

1942 – Winifred Sebastian

9/14 1752 – Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar

2001 – The Nintendo Game Cube debuts

Birthday 1742 – James Wilson

1769 – Alex Von Humboldt

9/15 1949 – The Lone Ranger TV show debuts

1959 – Nikita Khrushchev visits the U.S.

Birthday 1857 – William Taft

1890 – Agatha Christie

9/16 1908 – General Motors founded

1956 – Play-Doh introduced

Birthday 1925 – B.B. King

1971 – Amy Poehler

9/17 1690 – The City of Boston founded

1796 – George Washington makes his farewell address

Birthday 1923 – Hank Williams

1985 – Alexander Ovechkin

9/18 1965 – Mickey Mantle plays his 2,000 game

1970 – Jimi Hendrix dies

Birthday 1905 – Greta Garbo

1960 – J.L. Tan

9/19 1994 – TV show E.R. debuts

1998 – Cal Ripken Jr’s record of 2,632 consecutive games ends

Birthday 1928 – Adam West

1962 – Cheri Oteri

9/20 1893 – The gas powered Automobile demonstrated

1973 – Jim Croce dies

Birthday 1934 – Sophia Loren

1951 – Guy LaFleur

9/21 1780 – Benedict Arnold betrays the Colonial Army

1937 – J.R.R. Tolkien publishes the Hobbit

Birthday 1866 – H.G. Wells

1950 – Bill Murray

9/22 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made public for the first time

– There are 100 days left in the year

Birthday 1922 – Winifred Kelly

1858 – Joan Jett

9/23 1846 – The Planet Neptune discovered

1962 – The Jetsons air for the first time

Birthday 1215 – Kublai Khan

1930 – Ray Charles

9/24 1789 – The position of Attorney General established

1948 – Honda Motors founded

Birthday 1936 – Jim Henson

1947 – Patricia LaMorte

9/25 1890 – Yosemite National Park opens

1970 – The Partridge Family premieres

Birthday 1929 – Barbara Walters

1969 – Catherine Zeta Jones

9/26 1969 – The Brady Bunch debuts

1981 – Nolan Ryan pitches his 5th No-Hitter

Birthday 1774 – Johnny Appleseed

1981 – Serena Williams

9/27 1821 – Mexico gains independence for Spain

1954 – The Tonight Show debuts

Birthday 1772 – Samuel Adams

1949 – Mike Schmidt

9/28 1066 – The Norman Conquest begins

1781 – The siege of Yorktown begins

Birthday 0551 – Confucius

1901 – Ed Sullivan

9/29 1829 – London Metropolitan Police become the 1st official police department in the world

1988 – Nasa halts all space launches

Birthday 1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis

1948 – Bryant Gumble

9/30 1927 – Babe Ruth first to hit 60 homeruns

1955 – The Hoover Dam opens

Birthday 1861 – William Wrigley

1924 – Truman Capote


What a month September is with an amazing amount of history and happenings ushering in the fall season. It is also ushering in the Junior Hockey season as well as the Aviator Hockey Club Youth Hockey program.

There is also House Division as well as the Atoms program for ‘Learn to Play’ Hockey.

The Aviator Hoops Fest will be happening as well as Fall Basketball leagues.

All you will need to do is to go the website, and get an update of all that is happening and there is something going on every day.

Food, fun and whatever else you can think of is just a short car ride away. Ice Skating, rock climbing wall, Ninja warrior challenge and a full Gymnastics center.

There is just so much going on every day that will keep the interest level at a high level. Golf Center and Mini-Golf across on Flatbush Avenue which has a driving range, a putting green and a food truck to catch a bite in between practices.

A few minutes away over the bridge and there is the Riis Park par 3 Golf course.

This is an extension of our Golf Center and a great way to get more swings in. What are you waiting for an invitation? You just received one and it would be our pleasure to have you come and spend some time with us.

“There is something for everyone and everyone for something!”

First step is to walk in the door!


John Sacco

AC NY Aviator




Aviator Sports and Event Center

3159 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 758-7500

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