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September 17th, 2064 (September 17 2064)BirthJulia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus; lover of Domitian.
September 17th, 2007 (September 17 2007)EventAOL, 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.
September 17th, 2006 (September 17 2006)DeathPatricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (born in 1924)
September 17th, 2005 (September 17 2005)DeathAlfred Reed, American composer (born in 1921)
September 17th, 2004 (September 17 2004)EventTamil is declared the first classical language in India.
September 17th, 2003 (September 17 2003)DeathErich Hallhuber, German actor (born in 1951)
September 17th, 2001 (September 17 2001)EventThe New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time since the September 11 attacks; the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest point drop in its history, closing down 684.81 points to 8920.70.
September 17th, 2000 (September 17 2000)DeathNicole Reinhart, American cyclist (born in 1976)
September 17th, 2000 (September 17 2000)DeathPaula Yates, English TV personality (born in 1960)
September 17th, 1998 (September 17 1998)DeathTed Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (born in 1943)
September 17th, 1997 (September 17 1997)DeathRed Skelton, American actor and comedian (born in 1913)
September 17th, 1996 (September 17 1996)DeathSpiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States (born in 1918)Spiro Agnew Quotes
September 17th, 1994 (September 17 1994)BirthTaylor Ware, American yodeler
September 17th, 1994 (September 17 1994)DeathKarl Popper, Austrian philosopher (born in 1902)Karl Popper Quotes
September 17th, 1993 (September 17 1993)EventLast Russian troops leave Poland.
September 17th, 1993 (September 17 1993)DeathChristian Nyby, American film and television director (born in 1913)
September 17th, 1991 (September 17 1991)EventNorth Korea, South Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
September 17th, 1991 (September 17 1991)EventThe first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
September 17th, 1991 (September 17 1991)BirthJordan McCoy, American entertainer
September 17th, 1991 (September 17 1991)DeathZino Francescatti, French violinist (born in 1902)
September 17th, 1987 (September 17 1987)BirthPaul Huntington, English footballer
September 17th, 1987 (September 17 1987)DeathHarry Locke, British character actor (born in 1913)
September 17th, 1986 (September 17 1986)BirthDimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
September 17th, 1985 (September 17 1985)BirthAlexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
September 17th, 1985 (September 17 1985)BirthMason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
September 17th, 1985 (September 17 1985)BirthBrendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick s Athletic
September 17th, 1985 (September 17 1985)BirthJon Walker, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
September 17th, 1985 (September 17 1985)BirthTomas Berdych, Czech tennis playerTom Ze Quotes
September 17th, 1985 (September 17 1985)DeathLaura Ashley, Welsh designer (born in 1925)
September 17th, 1984 (September 17 1984)BirthEugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel
September 17th, 1984 (September 17 1984)DeathRichard Basehart, American actor (born in 1914)
September 17th, 1983 (September 17 1983)EventVanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
September 17th, 1983 (September 17 1983)BirthJennifer Pena, American singer
September 17th, 1982 (September 17 1982)BirthHope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
September 17th, 1982 (September 17 1982)BirthGarth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
September 17th, 1982 (September 17 1982)DeathManos Loizos, Greek composer (born in 1937)
September 17th, 1981 (September 17 1981)BirthBakari Kone, Ivory Coast footballer
September 17th, 1981 (September 17 1981)BirthCasey Janssen, American baseball player
September 17th, 1981 (September 17 1981)BirthJonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah)
September 17th, 1980 (September 17 1980)EventAfter weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
September 17th, 1980 (September 17 1980)EventFormer Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asuncion, Paraguay.
September 17th, 1980 (September 17 1980)BirthDanny Haren, American baseball player
September 17th, 1980 (September 17 1980)DeathAnastasio Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (born in 1925)
September 17th, 1979 (September 17 1979)BirthAkin Ayodele, American football player
September 17th, 1979 (September 17 1979)BirthChuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)Chuck D Quotes
September 17th, 1979 (September 17 1979)BirthSteffen Algreen, Danish footballer
September 17th, 1978 (September 17 1978)EventThe Camp David Accords were signed by Israel and Egypt.
September 17th, 1978 (September 17 1978)BirthShawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
September 17th, 1977 (September 17 1977)BirthSimone Perrotta, Italian football player
September 17th, 1976 (September 17 1976)EventThe first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA.
September 17th, 1976 (September 17 1976)BirthDaniella Rush, Czech pornographic actress
September 17th, 1975 (September 17 1975)BirthJimmie Johnson, American race car driver
September 17th, 1975 (September 17 1975)BirthAustin St. John, American actor
September 17th, 1975 (September 17 1975)BirthConstantine Maroulis, American singerConstantine Maroulis Quotes
September 17th, 1974 (September 17 1974)BirthRasheed Wallace, American basketball player
September 17th, 1974 (September 17 1974)BirthMirah, American musician
September 17th, 1974 (September 17 1974)BirthTormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
September 17th, 1973 (September 17 1973)BirthAnastacia, American singer
September 17th, 1973 (September 17 1973)BirthAda Choi, Hong Kong actress
September 17th, 1973 (September 17 1973)BirthAnastacia, American singer
September 17th, 1973 (September 17 1973)BirthDemis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
September 17th, 1973 (September 17 1973)DeathHugo Winterhalter, American bandleader (born in 1909)
September 17th, 1972 (September 17 1972)BirthBobby Lee, American comedian
September 17th, 1972 (September 17 1972)DeathAkim Tamiroff, Georgian actor (born in 1899)
September 17th, 1971 (September 17 1971)BirthAdriana Sklenarikova, Slovak supermodel
September 17th, 1971 (September 17 1971)BirthMike Catt, English rugby player
September 17th, 1971 (September 17 1971)BirthIan Whyte (actor), Welsh actor and basketball player
September 17th, 1970 (September 17 1970)EventFighting breaks out along the Syria-Jordanian border between Jordanian troops and the fedayeen.
September 17th, 1970 (September 17 1970)BirthMark Brunell, American football player
September 17th, 1969 (September 17 1969)BirthKen Doherty, Irish snooker player
September 17th, 1969 (September 17 1969)BirthKeith Flint, Member of the British band The Prodigy
September 17th, 1969 (September 17 1969)BirthMatthew Settle, American actor
September 17th, 1968 (September 17 1968)BirthMarie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
September 17th, 1968 (September 17 1968)DeathAnastacia, Singer/Songwriter, Fashion Designer
September 17th, 1967 (September 17 1967)EventJim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show.Van Morrison Quotes
September 17th, 1967 (September 17 1967)BirthMalik Yoba, American actor
September 17th, 1966 (September 17 1966)BirthDoug E. Fresh, American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer
September 17th, 1966 (September 17 1966)DeathFritz Wunderlich, German tenor (born in 1930)
September 17th, 1965 (September 17 1965)BirthYuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
September 17th, 1965 (September 17 1965)BirthGuy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
September 17th, 1965 (September 17 1965)BirthBryan Singer, American director
September 17th, 1963 (September 17 1963)BirthMasahiro Chono, Japanese professional wrestler
September 17th, 1963 (September 17 1963)BirthAmy Roloff, American reality star
September 17th, 1963 (September 17 1963)BirthMichael Adler, American businessman
September 17th, 1963 (September 17 1963)BirthRami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
September 17th, 1963 (September 17 1963)BirthWendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
September 17th, 1962 (September 17 1962)BirthBaz Luhrmann, Australian film director
September 17th, 1962 (September 17 1962)BirthDustin Nguyen, Vietnamese American actor
September 17th, 1961 (September 17 1961)BirthTy Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King s X)
September 17th, 1960 (September 17 1960)BirthDamon Hill, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion
September 17th, 1960 (September 17 1960)BirthJohn Franco, American baseball player
September 17th, 1959 (September 17 1959)BirthCharles Lawson, Northern Irish actor
September 17th, 1957 (September 17 1957)EventThe North East Humanists group was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.
September 17th, 1956 (September 17 1956)EventTelevision was first broadcast in Australia.
September 17th, 1956 (September 17 1956)BirthThad Bosley. American major league baseball player
September 17th, 1956 (September 17 1956)BirthRita Rudner, American comedianRita Rudner Quotes
September 17th, 1956 (September 17 1956)BirthBrian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
September 17th, 1955 (September 17 1955)BirthKoralia Karanti, Greek actress
September 17th, 1955 (September 17 1955)BirthCharles Martinet, American actor
September 17th, 1954 (September 17 1954)BirthJoel-Francois Durand, French composer
September 17th, 1953 (September 17 1953)BirthAltaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
September 17th, 1951 (September 17 1951)BirthCassandra Peterson, American actress
September 17th, 1951 (September 17 1951)DeathJimmy Yancey, American pianist (born in 1898)
September 17th, 1950 (September 17 1950)BirthNarendra Modi, Indian politician
September 17th, 1950 (September 17 1950)BirthChris Heister, Swedish politician
September 17th, 1950 (September 17 1950)BirthFee Waybill, American musician (The Tubes)
September 17th, 1949 (September 17 1949)EventThe Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbor with the loss of over 118 lives.
September 17th, 1948 (September 17 1948)EventLehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arabs and Jews.
September 17th, 1948 (September 17 1948)BirthJeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (died in 2000)
September 17th, 1948 (September 17 1948)BirthJohn Ritter, American actor (died in 2003)
September 17th, 1947 (September 17 1947)EventJames V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first Secretary of Defense of United States.
September 17th, 1947 (September 17 1947)BirthTessa Jowell, British politician
September 17th, 1946 (September 17 1946)BirthBilly Bonds, English footballer
September 17th, 1946 (September 17 1946)DeathFrank Burke, American baseball player (born in 1880)
September 17th, 1945 (September 17 1945)BirthDavid Emerson, Canadian politician
September 17th, 1945 (September 17 1945)BirthPhil Jackson, American basketball player and NBA head coach
September 17th, 1945 (September 17 1945)BirthBruce Spence, New Zealand actor
September 17th, 1944 (September 17 1944)EventAllied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.
September 17th, 1944 (September 17 1944)BirthReinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber
September 17th, 1943 (September 17 1943)EventRussian city of Bryansk liberated from Nazis.
September 17th, 1942 (September 17 1942)BirthDes Lynam, English television presenter
September 17th, 1942 (September 17 1942)BirthRobert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
September 17th, 1941 (September 17 1941)EventA decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, was issued
September 17th, 1941 (September 17 1941)BirthBob Matsui, U.S. Congressman (died in 2005)
September 17th, 1940 (September 17 1940)BirthJan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
September 17th, 1940 (September 17 1940)BirthSotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (died in 2007)
September 17th, 1939 (September 17 1939)EventThe Soviet Union joined Nazi Germany s invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.
September 17th, 1939 (September 17 1939)EventWorld War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
September 17th, 1939 (September 17 1939)BirthShelby Flint, American singer
September 17th, 1939 (September 17 1939)BirthDavid Souter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
September 17th, 1938 (September 17 1938)BirthBobby Wine, American Major League Baseball player
September 17th, 1938 (September 17 1938)DeathBruno Jasienski, Polish poet (born in 1901)
September 17th, 1937 (September 17 1937)BirthOrlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
September 17th, 1936 (September 17 1936)DeathEttie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (born in 1877)
September 17th, 1935 (September 17 1935)BirthKen Kesey, American author (died in 2001)Ken Kesey Quotes
September 17th, 1934 (September 17 1934)BirthMaureen Connolly, American tennis player (died in 1969)
September 17th, 1933 (September 17 1933)BirthChuck Grassley, American politician
September 17th, 1933 (September 17 1933)BirthDorothy Loudon, American actress (died in 2003)
September 17th, 1933 (September 17 1933)BirthClaude Provost, National Hockey League player (died in 1984)
September 17th, 1933 (September 17 1933)DeathJoseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (born in 1877)
September 17th, 1931 (September 17 1931)BirthAnne Bancroft, American actress (died in 2005)Anne Bancroft Quotes
September 17th, 1930 (September 17 1930)BirthEdgar Mitchell, American astronaut
September 17th, 1930 (September 17 1930)BirthJim Rohn, American business philosopher Philo Quotes
September 17th, 1930 (September 17 1930)BirthThomas Stafford, American astronaut
September 17th, 1930 (September 17 1930)BirthLalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
September 17th, 1929 (September 17 1929)BirthSir Stirling Moss, English race car driver
September 17th, 1929 (September 17 1929)BirthPat Crowley, American actress
September 17th, 1928 (September 17 1928)EventThe Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in US history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
September 17th, 1928 (September 17 1928)BirthRoddy McDowall, English actor (died in 1998)
September 17th, 1927 (September 17 1927)BirthGeorge Blanda, American football player
September 17th, 1926 (September 17 1926)BirthBill Black, American musician (died in 1965)
September 17th, 1926 (September 17 1926)BirthCurtis Harrington, American film director (died in 2007)
September 17th, 1924 (September 17 1924)EventThe Border Defence Corps was established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
September 17th, 1923 (September 17 1923)BirthHank Williams, American musician (died in 1953)
September 17th, 1922 (September 17 1922)BirthAgostinho Neto, Angolan politician (died in 1979)
September 17th, 1920 (September 17 1920)EventNational Football League is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
September 17th, 1918 (September 17 1918)BirthChaim Herzog, President of Israel (died in 1997)
September 17th, 1916 (September 17 1916)EventWorld War I: Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkrafte, won his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
September 17th, 1914 (September 17 1914)EventAndrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
September 17th, 1912 (September 17 1912)BirthIrena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
September 17th, 1908 (September 17 1908)EventThe Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes; killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
September 17th, 1907 (September 17 1907)BirthWarren Burger, 15th Chief Justice of the United States (died in 1995)
September 17th, 1907 (September 17 1907)DeathIgnaz Brull, Austrian pianist (born in 1846)
September 17th, 1906 (September 17 1906)BirthEdgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
September 17th, 1903 (September 17 1903)BirthKarel Miljon, Dutch boxer (died in 1984)
September 17th, 1903 (September 17 1903)BirthFrank O Connor, Irish-American short-story writer (died in 1966)
September 17th, 1901 (September 17 1901)BirthFrancis Chichester, English adventurer (died in 1972)
September 17th, 1900 (September 17 1900)EventPhilippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
September 17th, 1900 (September 17 1900)BirthJohn Willard Marriott, American hotelier (died in 1985)
September 17th, 1900 (September 17 1900)BirthHughie Critz, baseball player (died in 1980)
September 17th, 1899 (September 17 1899)DeathCharles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (born in 1842)
September 17th, 1897 (September 17 1897)BirthEarl Webb, baseball player (died in 1965)
September 17th, 1894 (September 17 1894)EventBattle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
September 17th, 1894 (September 17 1894)DeathDeng Shichang, Chinese admiral (born in 1849)
September 17th, 1890 (September 17 1890)BirthGabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (died in 1972)
September 17th, 1884 (September 17 1884)BirthCharles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (died in 1920)
September 17th, 1883 (September 17 1883)BirthWilliam Carlos Williams, American writer (died in 1963)William Carlos Williams Quotes
September 17th, 1881 (September 17 1881)BirthAlfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (died in 1955)
September 17th, 1879 (September 17 1879)BirthRube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (died in 1930)
September 17th, 1879 (September 17 1879)DeathEugene Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (born in 1814)
September 17th, 1873 (September 17 1873)DeathAlexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (born in 1781)
September 17th, 1869 (September 17 1869)BirthChristian Lous Lange, Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize recipient (died in 1938)
September 17th, 1868 (September 17 1868)BirthJames Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (died in 1956)
September 17th, 1863 (September 17 1863)DeathAlfred de Vigny, French author (born in 1797)
September 17th, 1862 (September 17 1862)EventAmerican 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.
September 17th, 1862 (September 17 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion resulted in the single largest civilian disaster during the war
September 17th, 1859 (September 17 1859)EventJoshua A. Norton declares himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.
September 17th, 1857 (September 17 1857)BirthKonstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (died in 1935)
September 17th, 1854 (September 17 1854)BirthDavid Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d.1929)
September 17th, 1836 (September 17 1836)DeathAntoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (born in 1748)
September 17th, 1826 (September 17 1826)BirthBernhard Riemann, German mathematician (died in 1866)
September 17th, 1820 (September 17 1820)BirthEmile Augier, French dramatist (died in 1889)
September 17th, 1814 (September 17 1814)EventFrancis Scott Key finishes his The Star-Spangled Banner poem.Francis Scott Key Quotes
September 17th, 1809 (September 17 1809)EventPeace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
September 17th, 1808 (September 17 1808)DeathBenjamin Bourne, American politician (born in 1755)
September 17th, 1803 (September 17 1803)DeathFranz Xaver Sussmayr, Austrian composer (born in 1766)
September 17th, 1787 (September 17 1787)EventThe United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
September 17th, 1778 (September 17 1778)EventTreaty of Fort Pitt signed, the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware).
September 17th, 1776 (September 17 1776)EventThe Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
September 17th, 1771 (September 17 1771)BirthJohann August Apel, German jurist and writer (died in 1816)
September 17th, 1771 (September 17 1771)DeathTobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (born in 1721)Tobias Smollett Quotes
September 17th, 1762 (September 17 1762)DeathFrancesco Geminiani, Italian violinist (born in 1687)
September 17th, 1743 (September 17 1743)BirthMarquis de Condorcet, French mathematician (died in 1794)
September 17th, 1739 (September 17 1739)BirthJohn Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (died in 1800)
September 17th, 1730 (September 17 1730)BirthFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (died in 1794)
September 17th, 1727 (September 17 1727)DeathGluckel of Hameln, German businesswoman (born in 1647)
September 17th, 1688 (September 17 1688)BirthMaria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (died in 1714)
September 17th, 1687 (September 17 1687)BirthDurastante Natalucci, Italian historian (died in 1772)
September 17th, 1679 (September 17 1679)DeathJohn of Austria the Younger, Spanish general (born in 1629)
September 17th, 1677 (September 17 1677)BirthStephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (died in 1761)
September 17th, 1665 (September 17 1665)DeathPhilip IV of Spain (born in 1605)
September 17th, 1657 (September 17 1657)BirthSophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (died in 1704)
September 17th, 1639 (September 17 1639)BirthHans Herr, Mennonite bishop (died in 1725)
September 17th, 1631 (September 17 1631)EventSweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
September 17th, 1630 (September 17 1630)EventThe city of Boston, Massachusetts, is founded.
September 17th, 1630 (September 17 1630)BirthRanuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (died in 1694)
September 17th, 1630 (September 17 1630)DeathThomas Lake, English statesman (born in 1567)
September 17th, 1621 (September 17 1621)DeathRobert Bellarmine, Italian saint (born in 1542)
September 17th, 1580 (September 17 1580)BirthFrancisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (died in 1645)
September 17th, 1577 (September 17 1577)EventPeace of Bergerac signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
September 17th, 1575 (September 17 1575)DeathHeinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (born in 1504)
September 17th, 1574 (September 17 1574)DeathPedro Menendez de Aviles, first Spanish Governor of Florida (born in 1519)
September 17th, 1563 (September 17 1563)DeathHenry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
September 17th, 1550 (September 17 1550)BirthPope Paul V (died in 1621)
September 17th, 1462 (September 17 1462)EventThe Battle of Swiecino (or Battle of Zarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years War.
September 17th, 1422 (September 17 1422)DeathConstantine II of Bulgaria
September 17th, 1322 (September 17 1322)DeathRobert III of Flanders (born in 1249)
September 17th, 1271 (September 17 1271)BirthWenceslas II of Bohemia and Poland (died in 1305)
September 17th, 1192 (September 17 1192)BirthMinamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (died in 1219)
September 17th, 1179 (September 17 1179)DeathHildegard of Bingen, German abbess and composer (born in 1098)
September 17th, 1176 (September 17 1176)EventThe Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
September 17th, 0879 (September 17 0879)BirthKing Charles III of France (died in 929)

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