17 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Wenceslas II Bohemia, 1271
  • Pope Paul V, 1552
  • Ben Turpin, 1869
  • William Carlos Williams, 1883
  • Norman, Lord Birkett, 1883
  • Sir Francis Chichester, 1901
  • Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904
  • Warren E. Burger, 1907
  • Chaim Herzog, 1918
  • Hank Williams, 1923
  • Roddy McDowall, 1928
  • Stirling Moss, 1929
  • Anne Bancroft, 1931
  • Dorothy Loudon, 1933
  • 'Little Mo' Maureen Connolly, 1934
  • Ken Kesey, 1935
  • David Souter, 1939
  • Lol Creme, 1947
  • John Ritter, 1948
  • Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson, 1951
  • Rita Rudner, 1956

Died On This Day:

  • King Philip IV Spain, 1665
  • King James II, 1701
  • Tobias Smollett, 1771
  • Anastasio Somoza assassinated, 1980
  • Richard Basehart, 1984
  • Laura Ashley, 1985
  • Willie Mosconi, 1993
  • Spiro Agnew, 1996
  • Red Skelton, 1997
  • Paula Yates OD, 2000

Today's Events:

  • 1394 - King Charles VI of France orders that all Jews must leave the country.
  • 1683 - Dutch scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek reports discovery of bacteria after examining his teeth.
  • 1778 - First Indian peace treaty signed by Delaware Indians at Fort Pitt.
  • 1787 - 39 Constitutional Convention delegates in Philly sign U.S. Constitution. 'WE THE PEOPLE!'
  • 1796 - George Washington delivers his farewell address to Congress.
  • 1862 - Gen. Robert E. Lee driven back to VA after Battle of Antietam, Maryland in U.S. Civil War.
  • 1862 - 23,100 troops die in Battle of Antietam, bloodiest battle in Civil War, biggest bloodbath day ever.
  • 1868 - Revolution in Spain by liberals against Queen Isabella II.
  • 1884 - American Kennel Club (AKC) established to set rules for dog shows.
  • 1908 - First person killed in airplane crash; Tom Selfridge dies; pilot Orville Wright survives.
  • 1931 - RCA Victor demonstrates the long playing vinyl record.
  • 1939 - Violating non-aggression pact, Russian troops invade Poland at 6:00 a.m., 16 days after Nazis moved in. WWII
  • 1944 - Battle of Arnhem begins; largest airborne invasion-3 divisions of Anglo-American troops. WWII.
  • 1953 - First successful separation of Siamese twins at Oshsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.
  • 1972 - Hit series M*A*S*H premieres on CBS Television starring Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers.
  • 1983 - Vanessa Williams crowned first Black Miss America.
  • 1985 - Steven Jobs resigns as chairman of Apple Computer, founded with Steve Wozniac in 1976
  • 2001 - On reopening 6 days after terror, Dow Jones freefalls biggest loss in history - 684 points, 7.13%.
  • 2010 - 50 year-old Coronation Street becomes the world's longest-running TV soap opera

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Hildegard
  • Lambert of Maastricht
  • Socrates and Steven
  • Columba of Cordoba

Holiday:

  • Constitution Day or Citizenship Day in USA.

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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