About September 17

September 17, 2022 is the 260th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 127 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 17

  • 1462
    The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1630
    The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • 1683
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”: the first known description of protozoa.
  • 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).
  • 1787
    The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1814
    Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • 1859
    Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
  • 1894
    The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the “Market” half of Operation Market Garden.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
  • 1978
    The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
  • 1983
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
  • 1991
    Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
  • 2001
    The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
  • 2006
    Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.

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