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.
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)
- 1778The 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).
- 1859Joshua A. Norton declares himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States.
- 1862American 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.
- 1900Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
- 1920The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
- 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.
- 1983Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
- 1993Last Russian troops leave Poland.
- 2007AOL, 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?
- 1730Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (d. 1794)
- 1868James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
- 1883William Carlos Williams, American writer (d. 1963)
- 1912Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian (d. 2011)
- 1929Sil Austin, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
- 1967Koen Wauters, Flemish singer, television presenter, and actor
- 1979Akin Ayodele, American football player
- 1979Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
- 1981Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
- 1982Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
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