About September 17

September 17, 2021 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.

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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 137 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 17

  • 1176
    The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
  • 1462
    The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  • 1859
    Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: George B. McClellan halts the northward drive of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history.
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1924
    The Border Defence Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
  • 1928
    The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1974
    Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 1993
    Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 2001
    The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
  • 2011
    Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

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