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Friday September 17, 2021

September 17: Day of the Week

September 17, 2021 was the 260th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • 1920
    The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
  • 1993
    Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 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?

  • 1730
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (d. 1794)
  • 1868
    James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
  • 1883
    William Carlos Williams, American writer (d. 1963)
  • 1912
    Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
  • 1929
    Sil Austin, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1967
    Koen Wauters, Flemish singer, television presenter, and actor
  • 1979
    Akin Ayodele, American football player
  • 1979
    Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1981
    Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
  • 1982
    Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player

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