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    What happened on September 17

    • September 17, 1176 The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.

    • September 17, 1394 King Charles VI of France orders all Jews expelled from France.

    • September 17, 1462 The Battle of Swiecino (or Battle of Zarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War.

    • September 17, 1462 The Battle of wiecino (or Battle of arnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War.

    • September 17, 1577 Peace of Bergerac signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.

    • September 17, 1630 City of Boston forms

    • September 17, 1630 "The city of Boston, Massachusetts, is founded."

    • September 17, 1631 Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.

    • September 17, 1776 Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort

    • September 17, 1776 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.

    • September 17, 1778 "Treaty of Fort Pitt signed, the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware)."

    • September 17, 1787 "The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

    • September 17, 1787 US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

    • September 17, 1809 Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.

    • September 17, 1814 Francis Scott Key finishes his The Star-Spangled Banner poem.

    • September 17, 1819 First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii

    • September 17, 1859 Joshua A. Norton declares himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.

    • September 17, 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of the Civil War

    • September 17, 1873 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

    • September 17, 1894 "Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War."

    • September 17, 1908 "The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes; killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality."

    • September 17, 1908 Thomas Selfridge becomes first fatality of powered flight

    • September 17, 1916 "World War I: Manfred von Richthofen (""The Red Baron""), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkrfte, won his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France."

    • September 17, 1920 "National Football League is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States."

    • September 17, 1922 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

    • September 17, 1924 The 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 17, 1928 "Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500"

    • September 17, 1928 "The 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 17, 1934 First 33 1/3 rpm recording released (Beethoven's 5th)

    • September 17, 1939 "HMS COURAGEOUS sunk south west of Ireland by 2 torpedoes from German U.29. 514 men lost from crew of 1,260"

    • September 17, 1939 Invasion of Poland by the Red Army.

    • September 17, 1939 The Soviet Union joined Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.

    • September 17, 1941 "A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, was issued"

    • September 17, 1943 "Load of ""ammunition in transit"" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station"

    • September 17, 1943 Russian city of Bryansk liberated from Nazis.

    • September 17, 1944 "Allied Airborne troops parachute into Holland as the ""Market"" half of Operation Market Garden."

    • September 17, 1947 James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first Secretary of Defense of United States.

    • September 17, 1948 "Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arabs and Jews."

    • September 17, 1949 "Steamer ""Noronic"" burns at pier killing 128 (Toronto Canada)"

    • September 17, 1949 The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbor with the loss of over 118 lives.

    • September 17, 1953 First successful separation of Siamese twins

    • September 17, 1956 Television was first broadcast in Australia.

    • September 17, 1957 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for first powered flight

    • September 17, 1957 The North East Humanists group was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.

    • September 17, 1959 "Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea"

    • September 17, 1963 """The Fugitive"" premiers on ABC TV"

    • September 17, 1963 "Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32"

    • September 17, 1964 """Bewitched"" premiers on ABC TV"

    • September 17, 1967 """Mission Impossible"" premieres on CBS-TV"

    • September 17, 1967 Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show.

    • September 17, 1967 "Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)"

    • September 17, 1968 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon

    • September 17, 1970 Fighting breaks out along the Syria-Jordanian border between Jordanian troops and the fedayeen.

    • September 17, 1972 """M*A*S*H,"" premiers on TV"

    • September 17, 1972 BART begins passenger service in SF

    • September 17, 1972 The first episode of M*A*S*H premieres on CBS.

    • September 17, 1974 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup

    • September 17, 1974 "USS Enterprise sailed from San Francisco with VF-1 and VF-2 aboard. This event marked the initial deployment of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, the Navy's newest fighter"

    • September 17, 1975 Rollout of first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)

    • September 17, 1976 "The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA."

    • September 17, 1978 "the Camp David accord is signed by Begin, Sadat and Carter"

    • September 17, 1978 The Camp David Accords were signed by Israel and Egypt.

    • September 17, 1980 Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

    • September 17, 1983 Vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America

    • September 17, 1984 "Baseball: Reggie Jackson becomes the 13th member of the 500 home run club with a home run at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California."

    • September 17, 1984 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner

    • September 17, 1985 Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

    • September 17, 1987 Phila celebrates 200th anniversary of the Constitution

    • September 17, 1988 "Opening ceremony of the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul, South Korea."

    • September 17, 1989 "Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62"

    • September 17, 1989 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America's Cup back to the US (from New Zealand)

    • September 17, 1990 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing

    • September 17, 1990 Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties

    • September 17, 1991 North and South Korea joins the UNsep18

    • September 17, 1991 "North Korea, South Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations."

    • September 17, 1993 Last Russian troops leave Poland.

    • September 17, 2004 Barry Bonds becomes only the third player in Major League Baseball history to reach 700 career home runs.

    • September 17, 2004 Tamil is declared first classical language in India.

    • September 17, 2006 The WB Television Network went off-the-air after eleven and a half years. The CW Television Network launched the following day.

    • September 17, 2008 The SEC bans some aggressive short selling of securities







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