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 261st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 4, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,671,680 minutes 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 ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

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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 148 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 2,827 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 17 Historical Events

  • 1462
    The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1978
    The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
  • 1980
    After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
  • 1991
    The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 2006
    Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1944
    Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer
  • 1948
    John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1950
    Chris Heister, Swedish politician
  • 1950
    Narendra Modi, Indian politician
  • 1959
    Charles Lawson, Northern Irish actor
  • 1969
    Steady B, American rapper and emcee
  • 1978
    Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1990
    Sean Scannell, Irish footballer
  • 1991
    Ryo Ishikawa, Japanese golfer

Who died on September 17?

  • 456
    Remistus, Roman general of Visigothic origin
  • 1563
    Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier (b. 1526)
  • 1771
    Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (b. 1721)
  • 1873
    Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
  • 1899
    Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • 1933
    Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
  • 1973
    Hugo Winterhalter, American bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1985
    Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)
  • 1993
    Christian Nyby, American film and television director (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)

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