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What Happened on September 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 A Russian reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people on board is brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.
2016 Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Manhattan. Thirty-one people are injured in the Manhattan bombing.
2013 Grand Theft Auto V earns more than half a billion dollars on its first day of release.
2011 Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
2006 Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the volcano in at least 10,000 years.
2006 An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.
2001 The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
1992 An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin.
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.
1983 Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
1980 After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
1980 Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
1978 The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
1976 The Space Shuttle Enterprise is unveiled by NASA.
1974 Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
1965 The Battle of Chawinda is fought between Pakistan and India.
1961 The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1961 Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 706 crashes during takeoff from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, killing all 37 people on board.
1949 The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
1948 The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the United Nations 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.
1944 World War II: Allied airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.
1944 World War II: Soviet troops launch the Tallinn Offensive against Germany and pro-independence Estonian units.
1944 World War II: German forces are attacked by the Allies in the Battle of San Marino.
1941 World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense restores compulsory military training.
1941 World War II: Soviet forces enter Tehran during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.
1940 World War II: Due to setbacks in the Battle of Britain and approaching autumn weather, Hitler postpones Operation Sea Lion.
1939 World War II: The Soviet invasion of Poland begins.
1939 World War II: German submarine U-29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
1935 The Niagara Gorge Railroad ceases operations after a rockslide.
1932 A speech by Laureano Gómez leads to the escalation of the Leticia Incident.
1930 The Kurdish Ararat rebellion is suppressed by the Turks.
1928 The Okeechobee hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing more than 2,500 people.
1924 The Border Protection Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
1920 The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio.[4]
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.
1914 Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1914 World War I: The Race to the Sea begins.
1908 The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes, killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality.
1901 Second Boer War: A Boer column defeats a British force at the Battle of Blood River Poort.
1901 Second Boer War: Boers capture a squadron of the 17th Lancers at the Battle of Elands River.
1900 Philippine–American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham Jr. at Mabitac.
1894 Battle of the Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
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 military history.
1862 American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
1861 Argentine Civil Wars: The State of Buenos Aires defeats the Argentine Confederation at the Battle of Pavón.
1859 Joshua A. Norton declares himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States."
1849 American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
1809 Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War; the territory that will become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
1794 Flanders Campaign: France completes its conquest of the Austrian Netherlands at the Battle of Sprimont.
1793 War of the Pyrenees: France defeats a Spanish force at the Battle of Peyrestortes.
1787 The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.
1778 The Treaty of Fort Pitt is signed. It is the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe.
1776 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
1775 American Revolutionary War: The invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
1683 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing "animalcules", later known as protozoa.
1658 The Battle of Vilanova is fought between Portugal and Spain during the Portuguese Restoration War.
1631 Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
1620 Polish–Ottoman War: The Ottoman Empire defeats the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Battle of Cecora.
1577 The Treaty of Bergerac is signed between King Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
1462 Thirteen Years' War: A Polish army under Piotr Dunin decisively defeats the Teutonic Order at the Battle of Świecino.
1382 Louis the Great's daughter, Mary, is crowned "king" of Hungary.
1176 The Battle of Myriokephalon is the last attempt by the Byzantine Empire to recover central Anatolia from the Seljuk Turks.
1111 Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as "King of Galicia".
Famous People Born on September 17

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Year Name
1990 Pixie Geldof, English model and singer
1945 Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach
1550 Paul V, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1621)
1982 Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
1948 Kemal Monteno, Bosnian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1867 Vera Yevstafievna Popova, Russian chemist (d. 1896)
1997 Auston Matthews, American ice hockey player
1947 Gail Carson Levine, American author
1907 Warren E. Burger, American lawyer and judge, 15th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1995)
1977 Simone Perrotta, Italian footballer
Famous People Deaths On September 17

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Date Name
2016 Bahman Golbarnezhad, Iranian racing cyclist (b. 1968)
2000 Georgiy Gongadze, Georgian-Ukrainian journalist and director (b. 1969)
1575 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1504)
1991 Zino Francescatti, French violinist and composer (b. 1902)
1808 Benjamin Bourne, American judge and politician (b. 1755)
1852 Francisco Javier Echeverría, Mexican businessman and politician. President (1841) (b. 1797)
1951 Jimmy Yancey, American pianist and composer (b. 1898)
1936 Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand author and activist (b. 1877)
1179 Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess (b. 1098)
1907 Ignaz Brüll, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1846)