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

  • 1111
    Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”.
  • 1631
    Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
  • 1809
    Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
  • 1992
    An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2007
    AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1743
    Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician (d. 1794)
  • 1906
    Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist (d. 2010)
  • 1912
    Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    John List, American murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1937
    Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
  • 1963
    James Urbaniak, American actor
  • 1968
    Lord Jamar American emcee and actor
  • 1977
    Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
  • 1984
    De La Ghetto, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer

Who died on September 17?

  • 1563
    Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier (b. 1526)
  • 1771
    Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (b. 1721)
  • 1836
    Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
  • 1873
    Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
  • 1908
    Henri Julien, Canadian cartoonist (b. 1852)
  • 1923
    Stephanos Dragoumis, Greek judge, writer and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1842)
  • 1948
    Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (b. 1895)
  • 1948
    Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (b. 1887)
  • 1972
    Akim Tamiroff, Georgian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1985
    Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)

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