September 17 History

September is the ninth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, September was the seventh month of the year. It became the ninth month when January and February were added to the calendar.

September was originally September mensis, the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 153 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. September 17 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, September has 30 days. September starts on the same day of the week as December every year.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in India and world History on September 17. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 17 September:

  • 1176: Byzantine-Seljuk War-Seljuk Turks prevent the Byzantines from taking over the interior of Anatolia in the war of Myrocaffelones in Fragia.
  • 1595: Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henry IV as king.
  • 1598: Sailors from the Netherlands discovered Mauritius.
  • 1630: The Massachusetts Bay Colony’s Puristans established the city of Boston.
  • 1716: French soldier Jean Thurel enlisted in the regiment DeToin at the age of 17, beginning a career of 90 years of military service.
  • 1737: George-August University opened in Göttingen.
  • 1761: The battle of Kosabroma was fought.
  • 1778: First Fort Pitt treaty between the US and Indian tribes.
  • 1778: The first treaty (Fort Pitt) was signed between the US and Indian tribes.
  • 1787: United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1809: Hamina peace treaty was signed between Russia and Sweden in the Finnish war.
  • 1828: Approximately 10,000 people were killed by a terrible storm in Kyushu, Japan.
  • 1849: American slave Harriet Tubman survived; She would become famous for circumnavigating the remains of more than 70 other slaves through the ‘Underground Railroad’.
  • 1859: Dissatisfied with the legal and political structures of the hapless states, Joshua Norton distributed letters to various newspapers in San Francisco, declaring himself Emperor Norton.
  • 1864: American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan’s plan for the Sherinda Valley Campaign.
  • 1871: The Mont Canis Railway Tunnel opened in Switzerland.
  • 1914: Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time, 1940 a period of unmatched reform in the Commonwealth began.
  • 1914: Andrew Fischer, whose previous term as Prime Minister of Australia was reformed, remained unmatched in the Commonwealth until 1940, becoming Prime Minister for the third time.
  • 1934: Joined the then Soviet Union League of Nations.
  • 1939: the Soviet Union invades East Poland in retaliation for Germany’s invasion of West Poland the month before.
  • 1939: World War II-Soviet Union invades Poland from the east, sixteen days after the attack on that country from the west of Nazi Germany.
  • 1939: World War II-Royal Navy lost its first warship in battle when the German submarine U-29 torpedoed and sunk the HMS adventurer.
  • 1941: New Zealand Labor Party abolishes the death penalty.
  • 1947: The US Department of Defense is established.
  • 1948: Swedish diplomat Folke Bernadotté is assassinated by the Leylitant Zionist group Lehi.
  • 1949: South Indian political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is established.
  • 1950: Indian politician and current Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born.
  • 1956: Indian Oil and Natural Gas Commission was formed.
  • 1956: First broadcast on television in Australia.
  • 1956: Norman Buckley breaks the world water speed record in his motorboat, called Miss Windermere III. He held an average speed of over 79mph at Lake Windermere.
  • 1957: Malaysia joins the United Nations.
  • 1966: FBI agents today arrest 13 white men in Grenada, Mississippi. This was done earlier this week on allegations of barbaric attacks on young Negro school children using sticks, fists and a club.
  • 1974: Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau joined the United Nations.
  • 1976: NASA publicly revealed its first space shuttle, called the Enterprise.
  • 1976: The first space shuttle designed for NASA was rolled out to manufacturing facilities in Palmdale, California.
  • 1978: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (both pictured with Jimmy Carter) signed Camp DavidAccords after twelve days of secret talks at Camp David.
  • 1980: Polish trade union Solidarity was established as the first dependent labour union in the Soviet-block country.
  • 1984: Brian Mulroney was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1988: The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 1995: US wheat prices have increased by 25% this year. The reasons include the increased volume and poor weather conditions now faced by China which have an unpleasant effect on crops.
  • 2004: European Parliament passes a resolution banning the Maldives.
  • 2006: Mass protests erupted across Hungary when Prime Minister Gierkenny’s private speech was leaked publicly, acknowledging that Hungary’s Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election told.
  • 2007: French Foreign Minister Bernard Conner outlines the possibility of a war on Iran’s nuclear program.
  • 2008: The International Astronomical Union classifies Humia as the fifth dwarf planet in the solar system. It is named after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth and reproduction.
  • 2011: Wall Street encirclement movement in New York’s Zuccotti Park.
  • 2011: Adbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist publication, organized a protest against corporate influence on democracy in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, known as Occupy Wall Street.
  • 2012: A three-man crew lands safely on Earth after four months on the International Space Station.
  • 2013: Videogame company Rockstar Games released its fifth instalment of the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto V. The game grossed the US $ 800 million on launch day.
  • 2014: Chinese President Xi Jinping visits India to improve trade relations. Another matter on the agenda is an attempt to resolve decades-old disputes.
  • 2016: Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York, injures 29.

The Most Important Historical events of September Month

September 01 September 02 September 03 September 04

September 05 September 06 September 07 September 08

September 09 September 10 September 11 September 12

September 13 September 14 September 15 September 16

September 17 September 18 September 19 September 20

September 21 September 22 September 23 September 24

September 25 September 26 September 27 September 28

September 29 September 30

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