September 17: Day of the Week
September 17, 2019 is the 260th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1683Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”: the first known description of protozoa.
- 1849American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
- 1939World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
- 1941World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
- 1948The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.
- 1948The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
- 1961The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
- 1974Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
- 1980After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
- 1993Last Russian troops leave Poland.
Who were born on September 17?
- 1730Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (d. 1794)
- 1773Jonathan Alder, American settler (d. 1849)
- 1826Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician (d. 1866)
- 1878Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (d. 1950)
- 1903Minanogawa Tōzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
- 1904Sir Frederick Ashton, British dancer and choreographer (d. 1988)
- 1930David Huddleston, American actor
- 1953Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
- 1961Jim Cornette, American professional wrestling manager
- 1978Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
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