The leaves begin to turn;
We go barefoot no more;
September breezes whisper
“School is at our door.”
We have been learning
The way to tell time,
Even when using
A clock with no chime.
The smaller hand tells us
Which hour we mean.
The larger one shows
The minutes between.
Sept. 2, 1850: Eugene Field, American poet and journalist, born.
Sept. 4, 1781: City of Los Angeles, California, founded by Spanish.
Sept. 6, 1767: Marquis de Lafayette, French general and patriot, born.
Sept. 7, 1958: London Temple dedicated by Pres. David O. McKay.
Sept. 8, 1841: Antonin Dvorák, Bohemian composer, born.
Sept. 11, 1955: Swiss Temple dedicated by Pres. David O. McKay.
Sept. 12, 1852: Branch of Church organized in Poonah, India.
Sept. 13. 1898: Lorenzo Snow sustained as fifth president of the Church.
Sept. 17, 1884: Logan Temple dedicated by Pres. John Taylor.
Sept. 18: Independence Day in Chile.
Sept. 20, 1850: Pres. Brigham Young appointed governor of Utah Territory.
Sept. 23, 1945: Idaho Falls Temple dedicated by Pres. George Albert Smith.
Sept. 25, 1690: First American newspaper published.
Sept. 26, 1898: George Gershwin, American composer, born.
Sept. 30, 1929: First manned flight of jet-propelled airplane.