September 17: Day of the Week
September 17, 2023 was the 260th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
September 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1462The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
- 1630The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
- 1809Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
- 1900Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
- 1941World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
- 1944World War II: Allied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the “Market” half of Operation Market Garden.
- 1949The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
- 1993Last Russian troops leave Poland.
- 2006An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.
Who were born on September 17?
- 1879Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
- 1923Ralph Sharon, American jazz pianist
- 1930David Huddleston, American actor
- 1939Shelby Flint, American singer
- 1945Bhakti Caru Swami, Indian spiritual leader
- 1960John Bottomley, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
- 1968Akhenaton French rapper and producer
- 1973Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
- 1975Constantine Maroulis, American singer
- 1984Domenico Citro, Italian footballer
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