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
The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
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).
Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
Malaysia joins the United Nations.
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
Who were born on September 17?
Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
David Emerson, Canadian politician
Kevin Clash, American actor and puppeteer
Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
Mike Catt, English rugby player
Bobby Lee, American comedian
Who died on September 17?
Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess and composer (b. 1098)
John of Austria the Younger, Spanish general (b. 1629)
Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Austrian composer (b. 1766)
Dred Scott, American slave who unsuccessfully sued for citizenship (b. 1795)
Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
Laura Ashley, Welsh designer (b. 1925)
Hilde Gueden, Austrian soprano (b. 1917)
Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
Paula Yates, British TV personality (b. 1959)
Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
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