September 17 in History – What happened on 17 September in Past

17 September - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on September 17, the day number in a year is 260 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 261. September 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

September 17 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1176Byzantine–Seljuk wars-The Seljuk Turks prevented the Byzantines from taking the interior of Anatolia at the Battle of Myriokephalon in Phrygia.
1595Pope Clemens VIII recognized Henry IV as king.
1598Sailors from the Netherlands discovered Mauritius.
1630Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony founded the city ofBoston.
1716French soldier Jean Thurel enlisted in the Régiment deTouraine at the age of 17, beginning a career of military service thatwould span 90 years.
1737George-August University opened in Göttingen.
1761The battle of Cosabroma was fought.
1778The first Fort Pitt treaty was signed between the US and Indian tribes.
1778Fort Pitt) was the first treaty signed between the US and Indian tribes.
1787The Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
1809Hamina's peace treaty was signed between Russia and Sweden in the Finnish War.
1828About 10,000 people were killed by the terrible storm in Kyushu, Japan.
1849American slave Harriet Tubman escaped; she would become famousfor orchestrating the rescues of more than 70 other slaves via the'Underground Railroad'.
1859Disgruntled with the legal and political structures of theUnited States, Joshua Norton distributed letters to various newspapersin San Francisco, proclaiming himself Emperor Norton.
1864American Civil War: Grant approved Sheridan's plan for the Sherinda Valley campaign.
1871The Mont Canis Railway Tunnel opened in Switzerland.
1914Andrew Fisher became Prime Minister of Australia for the thirdtime, beginning a period of reform unmatched in the Commonwealth untilthe 1940s.
1914Andrew Fisher, whose previous term as Prime Minister ofAustralia oversaw a period of reform unmatched in the Commonwealth untilthe 1940s, became Prime Minister for the third time.
1934The then Soviet Union joined the League of Nations.
1939Soviet Union invades eastern Poland in retaliation to Germany’s invasion of Western Poland earlier in the month.
1939World War II-The Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east,sixteen days after Nazi Germany's attack on that country from the west.
1939Second World War-The Royal Navy lost its first warship in the war when German submarine U-29 torpedoed and sank HMS Courageous.
1941The Labor Party of New Zealand abolished the death penalty.
1947Department of Defense was established in the US.
1948Swedish diplomat Folke Bernadotte was assassinated by themilitant Zionist group Lehi.
1949South Indian political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK) was established.
1950Indian politician and current Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born.
1956Norman Buckley has smashed the World Water Speed Record in his motorboat, fondly named Miss Windermere III. He held an average speed of over 79mph on Lake Windermere.
1956The Indian Oil and Natural Gas Commission was formed.
1956First aired on television in Australia.
1957Malaysia joins the United Nations.
1966FBI Agents today arrested 13 white men in Grenada, Mississippi. This was done on charges of savage attacks on young Negro school children using sticks, fists and a club on the children earlier this week.
1974Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau joined the United Nations.
1976NASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, called the Enterprise.
1976Enterprise, the first Space Shuttle built for NASA, was rolledout of the manufacturing facilities in Palmdale, California.
1978Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime MinisterMenachem Begin signed the Camp DavidAccords after twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.
1980The Polish trade union Solidarity was founded as the firstindependent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country.
1984Brian Mulroney was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada.
1988The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea.
1995US Wheat prices have increased by 25% this year. The causes include the increased amount China now imports and poor weather conditions that have unpleasantly had an impact on the crops.
2004The European Parliament passed a resolution banning the Maldives.
2006Mass protests across Hungary erupted after Prime MinisterFerenc Gyurcsány's private speech was leaked to the public, in which headmitted that the Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006election.
2007Bernard Kouchner, the French Foreign Minister, cautions of the likelihood of war over Iran's nuclear program.
2008The International Astronomical Union categorizes Haumea as the fifth dwarf planet in the Solar System. It is named after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth and fertility.
2011Adbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist publication, organized aprotest against corporate influence on democracy at Zuccotti Park in NewYork City that became known as Occupy Wall Street.
2011The introduction of the Wall Street enclosure movement in Zuccotti Park, New York.
2012A three-man crew lands on Earth, safely after four months on the International Space Station.
2013The videogame company Rockstar Games released its fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto V. The game earned 800 million U.S. Dollars on the day of its launch.
2014Xi Jinping, the President of China, travels to India to improve trade links. Another matter on the agenda is to attempt to resolve decades old disputes over borders.
2016The terror bomb in Chelsea, New York left 29 injured.



Famous Birthdays of September 17:

YearName / Profession / Country
1962Baz Luhrmann / Producer / Australia
1971Nate Berkus / Interior Designer / United States of America
1953Tamasin Day-Lewis / Author / United Kingdom
1957David Bintley / Daner / United Kingdom
1946Billy Bonds / Footballer / United Kingdom
1868James Alexander Calder / Politician / Canada
1933Claude Provost / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1917Ib Melchior / Author / United States of America
1971Mauro Milanese / Footballer / Italy
1821Arthur Saint-Léon / Playwright / France
1948Raphy Leavitt / Composer / United States of America
1739John Rutledge / Politician / United States of America
1931Anne Bancroft / Actress / United States of America
1955Scott Simpson / Golfer / United States of America
1968Tito Vilanova / Footballer / Spain
1974Rasheed Wallace / Basketball Player / United States of America
1939Shelby Flint / Actress / United States of America
1982Garth Murray / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1974Mirah / Writer / United States of America
1958Janez Janša / Politician / Slovenia
1985Tomáš Berdych / Tennis Player / Czech Republic
1857Konstantin Tsiolkovsky / Engineer / Russia
1984John Kucera / Skier / Canada
1926Hovie Lister / Pianist / United States of America
1948Kemal Monteno / Singer / Bosnia and Herzegovina
1945Joginder Jaswant Singh / Soldier / India
1971Steve Kerrigan / Politician / United States of America
1937Nigel Boocock / Motorcycle Racer / United Kingdom
1933Chuck Grassley / Politician / United States of America
1963William Shockley / Actor / United States of America

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