September 17 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto'a-'Ulukalala Tonga Public Holiday
National Hero Day Angola Public Holiday
International Country Music Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Day of Melilla Spain (Melilla) Local Holiday
National Apple Dumpling Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Monte Cristo Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Tradesmen Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National POW/MIA Recognition Day United States Observance (Appreciation & Honor, Awareness & Cause)
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day United States Observance
Teacher´s Day Honduras Observance

Historical Events on September 17

  • 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 on September 17

  • 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.

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