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
Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”.
Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
World War I: Manfred von Richthofen (“The Red Baron”), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
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.
Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.
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?
Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician (d. 1794)
Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist (d. 2010)
Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
John List, American murderer (d. 2008)
Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
James Urbaniak, American actor
Lord Jamar American emcee and actor
Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
De La Ghetto, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer
Who died on September 17?
Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier (b. 1526)
Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (b. 1721)
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
Henri Julien, Canadian cartoonist (b. 1852)
Stephanos Dragoumis, Greek judge, writer and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1842)
Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (b. 1895)
Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (b. 1887)
Akim Tamiroff, Georgian actor (b. 1899)
Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)
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