September 17: Day of the Week
September 17, 2019 was the 260th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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September 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1776The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
- 1778The 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).
- 1787The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1862American 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.
- 1916World War I: Manfred von Richthofen (“The Red Baron”), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
- 1920The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
- 1924The Border Defence Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
- 1957Malaysia joins the United Nations.
- 2001The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
- 2007AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
Who were born on September 17?
- 1929Pat Crowley, American actress
- 1953Steve Williams (rock drummer), drummer for Welsh rock band Budgie
- 1955Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
- 1960John Bottomley, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- 1963Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
- 1967Malik Yoba, American actor
- 1969Matthew Settle, American actor
- 1971Adriana Sklenaříková, Slovak supermodel
- 1972Bobby Lee, American comedian
- 1981Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
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