September 17: Day of the Week
September 17, 2018 was the 260th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1111Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”.
- 1462The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
- 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).
- 1859Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
- 1939World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
- 1943World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
- 1976The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
- 1980After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
Who were born on September 17?
- 1904Jerry Colonna, American comedian and entertainer (d. 1986)
- 1906J.R. Jayewardene, Sri Lankan politician and statesman (d. 1996)
- 1929Sir Stirling Moss, English race car driver
- 1934Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (d. 1969)
- 1945Bhakti Caru Swami, Indian spiritual leader
- 1948John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1953Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
- 1963James Urbaniak, American actor
- 1979Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
- 1982Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
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