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According to, September 20 is:

Wife Appreciation Day – Third Sunday in September

Some popular ways to observe Wife Appreciation Day are with a gift of flowers, perfume, jewelry or clothing.  A day at a spa, tickets to a show and dinner at a nice restaurant are also nice ways to show appreciation.  A foot massage and cooking breakfast or dinner at home can also be a very nice way to say, “Thank you for all the things you do every day.  I appreciate them.” Use #WifeAppreciationDay to post on social media.

National Punch Day 

Though it’s funny to imagine that National Punch Day could correlate with wives who don’t feel appreciated enough (and want to punch their hubbies instead) – given that it’s wife appreciation day, the truth is that National Punch Day isn’t really about that kind of punch. It’s more about the kind you drink.


Interesting things that happened Sept. 20 in History 

  • 1878 – On Sept. 20, 1878, Upton Sinclair, author of “The Jungle” and passionate crusader for social reform, was born.
  • 1919 – Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson’s major league mark of 27 HRs
  • 1934 – Sophia Loren was born on Sept. 20, 1934. [yumprint-recipe id=’6′]
  • 1963JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
  • 1964 – Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • 1966 – US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
  • 1973 – Bille Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match–On Sept. 20, 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in a $100,000 winner-take-all tennis match.

According to WikiPedia, the following are also celebrated on Sept. 20:

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