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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.

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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)

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
  • 1894
    The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1914
    Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1920
    The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
  • 1961
    The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
  • 1976
    The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
  • 1978
    The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
  • 1980
    After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
  • 1980
    Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • 1991
    Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.

Who were born on September 17?

  • 1901
    Francis Chichester, English adventurer (d. 1972)
  • 1914
    Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician (d. 1996)
  • 1918
    Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (d. 1997)
  • 1944
    Les Emmerson, Canadian vocalist and guitarist
  • 1961
    Nives Meroi, Italian mountaineer
  • 1962
    Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • 1963
    Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • 1965
    Bryan Singer, American director
  • 1966
    Doug E. Fresh, American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer
  • 1978
    Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player

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