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Thursday September 17, 2020

September 17: Day of the Week

September 17, 2020 was the 261st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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”.
  • 1577
    The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
  • 1809
    Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
  • 1814
    Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • 1949
    The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1978
    The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
  • 1983
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
  • 1991
    Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
  • 2007
    AOL, 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?

  • 1868
    James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • 1883
    William Carlos Williams, American writer (d. 1963)
  • 1927
    George Blanda, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    David Huddleston, American actor
  • 1930
    Edgar Mitchell, American astronaut
  • 1933
    Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1958
    Tom Waddell, Scottish former Major League Baseball player
  • 1963
    Masahiro Chono, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1965
    Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • 1975
    Jade Esteban Estrada, Latin pop singer, comedian and activist

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