What happened this day in history September 17

What are the important events that happened on September 17? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 17: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 17 is the 260th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 4, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 470,808 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontagon’ day.

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 146 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,922 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 17 Historical Events

  • 1176
    The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
  • 1577
    The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
  • 1683
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”: the first known description of protozoa.
  • 1778
    The Treaty of Fort Pitt is signed. It is the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware Indians).
  • 1916
    World War I: Manfred von Richthofen (“The Red Baron”), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
  • 1920
    The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1974
    Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
  • 1976
    The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
  • 1992
    An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1773
    Jonathan Alder, American settler (d. 1849)
  • 1914
    Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
  • 1929
    Sir Stirling Moss, English race car driver
  • 1939
    David Souter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • 1947
    Tessa Jowell, British politician
  • 1950
    Narendra Modi, Indian politician
  • 1955
    Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • 1956
    Rita Rudner, American comedian
  • 1968
    Akhenaton French rapper and producer

Who died on September 17?

  • 1179
    Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess and composer (b. 1098)
  • 1676
    Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
  • 1858
    Dred Scott, American slave who unsuccessfully sued for citizenship (b. 1795)
  • 1864
    Walter Savage Landor, English writer (b. 1775)
  • 1907
    Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist (b. 1846)
  • 1936
    Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • 1948
    Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (b. 1895)
  • 1951
    Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • 1992
    Roger Wagner, American choral conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1997
    Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (b. 1913)

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