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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1631
    Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1957
    Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1961
    The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
  • 1976
    The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
  • 1993
    Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 2011
    Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1897
    Earl Webb, baseball player (d. 1965)
  • 1912
    Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
  • 1930
    Thomas Stafford, American astronaut
  • 1942
    Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
  • 1970
    Jim Conroy, American Voice Actor (Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman)
  • 1971
    Adriana Sklenaříková, Slovak supermodel
  • 1971
    Nate Berkus, American television host
  • 1978
    Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player

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