September 17 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Vishwakarma Puja
- Hindu
Swiss federal fast
Switzerland (All Except Ge) Observance
Valentine's Day
Colombia Observance
Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto'a-'Ulukalala
Tonga Public Holiday
Day of Melilla
Spain (Melilla) Local Holiday
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
United states Observance
National Hero Day
Angola Public Holiday
TeacherĀ“s Day
Honduras Observance
International Country Music Day
- Weird
Wife Appreciation Day
- Weird

Historical Events

  • 1775: The Siege of Fort St. Jean kicks off the Invasion of Canada during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1778: The first formal treaty between the U.S and a Native American tribe is signed on this day. It’s called the Treaty of Fort Pitt and is between the United States and the Delaware Indians.
  • 1787: The Constitution of the United States is signed on this day.
  • 1849: Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  • 1862: The northward drive of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army is halted by George B. McClellan during the bloodiest day of the American Civil War.
  • 1939: The Soviet Union invades Poland during World War II.
  • 1939: The HMS Courageous is sunk by a German U-29 submarine during WWII.
  • 1940: Hitler postpones Operation Sea lion after Nazi Germany’s defeat during the Battle of Britain.
  • 1944: Allied Airborne soldiers parachute into the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden of World War II.
  • 1944: The Soviets launch the Tallinn Offensive against pro-independence Estonian units and German forces.
  • 1944: The Allies attack German forces during the Battle of San Marino during World War II.
  • 1976: NASA unveils the first space shuttle. It’s called the Enterprise.
  • 1978: Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David Accords.
  • 1983: Vanessa Williams is crowned the first African-American Miss America.
  • 1991: North and South Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Micronesia join the U.N.
  • 1991: The Marshall Islands join the U.N.
  • 1991: The first iteration of Linux Kernel is released to the Internet.

Famous Birthdays

  • American guitarist and singer-songwriter Hank Williams is born in 1923.
  • English-American actor Roddy McDowall is born in 1928.
  • American actor and screenwriter William Shockley is born in 1963.
  • American actor Kyle Chandler is born in 1965.
  • American screenwriter and director Bryan Singer is born in 1965.
  • American author Cheryl Strayed is born in 1968.
  • American interior designer and TV host Nate Berkus is born in 1971.