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Thursday September 17, 2020

September 17: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1462
    The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
  • 1776
    The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
  • 1809
    Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
  • 1916
    World War I: Manfred von Richthofen (“The Red Baron”), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.
  • 1941
    World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
  • 1943
    World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • 1948
    The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1677
    Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
  • 1878
    Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (d. 1950)
  • 1904
    Edgar G. Ulmer, Austrian-American film director (d. 1972)
  • 1923
    Hank Williams, American musician (d. 1953)
  • 1929
    Pat Crowley, American actress
  • 1933
    Chuck Grassley, American politician
  • 1956
    Rita Rudner, American comedian
  • 1965
    Kyle Chandler, American actor
  • 1977
    Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
  • 1981
    Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer

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