September 17th Events

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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, 2004 (September 17 2004)EventTamil is declared the first classical language in India.
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, 1993 (September 17 1993)EventLast Russian troops leave Poland.
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, 1983 (September 17 1983)EventVanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
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, 1978 (September 17 1978)EventThe Camp David Accords were signed by Israel and Egypt.
September 17th, 1976 (September 17 1976)EventThe first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA.
September 17th, 1970 (September 17 1970)EventFighting breaks out along the Syria-Jordanian border between Jordanian troops and the fedayeen.
September 17th, 1967 (September 17 1967)EventJim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show.Van Morrison Quotes
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, 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, 1947 (September 17 1947)EventJames V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first Secretary of Defense of United States.
September 17th, 1944 (September 17 1944)EventAllied Airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.
September 17th, 1943 (September 17 1943)EventRussian city of Bryansk liberated from Nazis.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1920 (September 17 1920)EventNational Football League is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
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, 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, 1900 (September 17 1900)EventPhilippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
September 17th, 1894 (September 17 1894)EventBattle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1577 (September 17 1577)EventPeace of Bergerac signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
September 17th, 1462 (September 17 1462)EventThe Battle of Swiecino (or Battle of Zarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years War.
September 17th, 1176 (September 17 1176)EventThe Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.

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