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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 4, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,726,531,200 seconds 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.

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 134 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 4,288 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 17 Historical Events

  • 1630
    The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
  • 1776
    The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
  • 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).
  • 1900
    Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1743
    Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician (d. 1794)
  • 1933
    Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1955
    Charles Martinet, American actor
  • 1956
    Rita Rudner, American comedian
  • 1961
    Jim Cornette, American professional wrestling manager
  • 1963
    Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • 1967
    Koen Wauters, Flemish singer, television presenter, and actor
  • 1969
    Adam Devlin, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1969
    Keith Flint, British musician (The Prodigy)
  • 1976
    Daniella Rush, Czech pornographic actress

Who died on September 17?

  • 1322
    Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)
  • 1908
    Henri Julien, Canadian cartoonist (b. 1852)
  • 1936
    Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • 1948
    Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (b. 1887)
  • 1965
    Alejandro Casona, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1903)
  • 1971
    Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian military turned guerrilla leader (b. 1937)
  • 1991
    Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • 1993
    Christian Nyby, American film and television director (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    Jacques Lacarrière, French writer (b. 1925)

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