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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1776The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
- 1849American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
- 1894The Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
- 1914Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
- 1928The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
- 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.
- 2001The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
- 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?
- 1902Bea Miles, Australian eccentric and writer (d. 1973)
- 1942Des Lynam, English television presenter
- 1945Phil Jackson, American basketball player and NBA head coach
- 1946Billy Bonds, English footballer
- 1968Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
- 1970Jim Conroy, American Voice Actor (Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman)
- 1971Adriana Sklenaříková, Slovak supermodel
- 1977Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
- 1981Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
- 1987Paul Huntington, English footballer
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