September 17: Day of the Week
September 17, 2021 is the 260th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
- 1894The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
- 1914Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
- 1920The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
- 1961The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
- 1976The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
- 1978The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
- 1980After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
- 1980Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
- 1991Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
Who were born on September 17?
- 1901Francis Chichester, English adventurer (d. 1972)
- 1914Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician (d. 1996)
- 1918Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (d. 1997)
- 1944Les Emmerson, Canadian vocalist and guitarist
- 1961Nives Meroi, Italian mountaineer
- 1962Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
- 1963Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
- 1965Bryan Singer, American director
- 1966Doug E. Fresh, American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer
- 1978Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
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