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Saturday September 17, 2022

September 17: Day of the Week

September 17, 2022 was the 260th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1111
    Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”.
  • 1176
    The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
  • 1814
    Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • 1859
    Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
  • 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 history.
  • 1908
    The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
  • 1924
    The Border Defence Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1639
    Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
  • 1688
    Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
  • 1881
    Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1915
    M. F. Husain, Indian painter (d. 2011)
  • 1918
    Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (d. 1997)
  • 1925
    John List, American murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1928
    Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
  • 1929
    Sil Austin, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Jim Rohn, American business philosopher (d. 2009)
  • 1962
    Dustin Nguyen, Vietnamese American actor

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