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Tuesday September 17, 2019

September 17: Day of the Week

September 17, 2019 is the 260th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1683
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”: the first known description of protozoa.
  • 1849
    American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  • 1939
    World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
  • 1941
    World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
  • 1961
    The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
  • 1974
    Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
  • 1980
    After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
  • 1993
    Last Russian troops leave Poland.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1730
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (d. 1794)
  • 1773
    Jonathan Alder, American settler (d. 1849)
  • 1826
    Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician (d. 1866)
  • 1878
    Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (d. 1950)
  • 1903
    Minanogawa Tōzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
  • 1904
    Sir Frederick Ashton, British dancer and choreographer (d. 1988)
  • 1930
    David Huddleston, American actor
  • 1953
    Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • 1961
    Jim Cornette, American professional wrestling manager
  • 1978
    Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player

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