By The Numbers

1925 — Year The Peabody opened (on September 1st)

1981 — Year The Peabody reopened, after years of dormancy and revitalization by the Belz family (also on September 1st)

1989 — Groundbreaking for The Pyramid (September 15th)

1933 — Machine Gun Kelly is captured in Memphis, on the morning of September 16th

1928 — One of the strangest fires in Memphis history, when (on September 17th) the wooden roadways of the Harahan Bridge catch fire

8 — Number of "party" blocks on Bourbon Street

3 — Number of "party" blocks on Beale Street

15 million — Amount that the United States paid France for Louisiana

828,800 — Size, in square miles of "Louisiana" when first purchased

51,885 — Size, in square miles, of Louisiana today

108 — Average number of losses over the New York Mets' first six seasons (1962-67)

0 — Super Bowl appearances by the New York Jets since 1969

1 — Number of World Series victories by the Mets since 1969

2 — Members of the 1969 Mets in the Baseball Hall of Fame

3 — Members of the 1968-69 Jets in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

22nd — Date of Elephant Appreciation Day this month. Who knew?

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