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Friday September 17, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1577
    The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
  • 1683
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”: the first known description of protozoa.
  • 1778
    The 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).
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1928
    The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
  • 1991
    The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 1992
    An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.
  • 1993
    Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 2001
    The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
  • 2006
    Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1857
    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1935)
  • 1902
    Bea Miles, Australian eccentric and writer (d. 1973)
  • 1926
    Bill Black, American musician (d. 1965)
  • 1931
    Anne Bancroft, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    Les Emmerson, Canadian vocalist and guitarist
  • 1951
    Cassandra Peterson, American actress
  • 1954
    Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1968
    Lord Jamar American emcee and actor
  • 1971
    Mauro Milanese, Italian footballer

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