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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 4, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 453,288 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.

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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 137 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 3,192 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 17 Historical Events

  • 1577
    The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
  • 1814
    Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • 1849
    American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  • 1894
    The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1908
    The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1939
    Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6
  • 1948
    The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1992
    An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1912
    Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
  • 1955
    Scott Simpson, American golfer
  • 1956
    Mandawuy Yunupingu, Aboriginal Australian musician
  • 1960
    John Franco, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Stéphane Rousseau, Canadian humorist and actor
  • 1971
    Adriana Sklenaříková, Slovak supermodel
  • 1973
    Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
  • 1974
    Mirah, American musician
  • 1977
    Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
  • 1985
    Mason Raymond, Canadian hockey player

Who died on September 17?

  • 1621
    Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (b. 1542)
  • 1676
    Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
  • 1904
    Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
  • 1907
    Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist (b. 1846)
  • 1909
    Sir Thomas Bent, Premier of Victoria (b. 1838)
  • 1923
    Stephanos Dragoumis, Greek judge, writer and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1842)
  • 1933
    Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
  • 1936
    Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • 1938
    Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • 2011
    Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)

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