Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Saturday, September 17, 2005
In the New Zealand general election, the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Helen Clark, seems best placed to form a new government. Although the opposition National Party of Dr. Don Brash makes the greatest gains, these are mainly at the expense of minor parties. All the existing minor parties lose seats, with only the new Māori Party making gains. (//www.electionresults.govt.nz/partystatus.html
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Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Richard Grasso, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, resigns amid criticism of his compensation package and the fact that the compensation was approved without input from the exchange's board of directors.
Monday, September 17, 2001
The New York Stock Exchange reopens following the terrorist attacks in New York.
Wednesday, September 17, 1997
Iraq disarmament crisis: While waiting for access to a site, UNSCOM inspectors witness and videotape Iraqi guards moving files, burning documents, and dumping waste cans into a nearby river.
Saturday, September 17, 1994
Friday, September 17, 1993
Russian troops withdraw from Poland
Thursday, September 17, 1992
Two Kurdish opposition leaders are assassinated by the Iranian Kazem Darabi and the Lebanese Abbas Rhayel.
Tuesday, September 17, 1991
September 17 NYC Crash - Telephone and data service to Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark airports goes down. A loss of battery power in several of ATT's switching stations is at fault.
North Korea, South Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
Saturday, September 17, 1988
Thursday, September 17, 1987
Monday, September 17, 1984
Saturday, September 17, 1983
Thursday, September 17, 1981
"Ric Flair" defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Chionship in Kansas City.
Sunday, September 17, 1978
The C David Accords are signed between Israel and Egypt.
Friday, September 17, 1976
The space shuttle "Enterprise" is rolled out of a Palmdale, California hangar.
Sunday, September 17, 1972
Tuesday, September 17, 1968
The D'Oliveira Affair: The Marylebone Cricket Club tour of South Africa is cancelled when the South Africans refuse to accept the presence of Basil D'Oliveira, a Cape Coloured, in the side.
Friday, September 17, 1965
King Constantine II of Greece forms a new government with Prime Minister Stephanos Stephanopoulos, in an attempt to end a 2-year-old political crisis.
In Denmark, Palle Sørensen shoots 4 policemen in pursuit he is apprehended the same day.
Sunday, September 17, 1961
Military rulers in Turkey hang former prime minister Adnan Menderes.
Thursday, September 17, 1959
The first "Navy Navigation Satellite System" Transit 1A
is launched but fails to reach orbit.
Friday, September 17, 1954
Saturday, September 17, 1949
The Canadian steamship "SS Noronic" burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
Friday, September 17, 1948
Wednesday, September 17, 1947
National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective on this day creating the United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sunday, September 17, 1944
Friday, September 17, 1943
Tuesday, September 17, 1940
September 18 ndash WWII: in the Atlantic with the loss of 248 of the 406 on board, including child evacuees bound for Canada. This results in cancellation of the British Children's Overseas Reception Board's plan to relocate children overseas.
Sunday, September 17, 1939
Saturday, September 17, 1938
Neville Chamberlain returns temporarily to London to confer with his cabinet. The Russian army masses along the Ukrainian frontier. Rumania agrees to allow Russian soldiers free passage across her territory to defend Czechoslovakia.
Friday, September 17, 1937
Abraham Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
Tuesday, September 17, 1929
Monday, September 17, 1923
Sunday, September 17, 1922
Friday, September 17, 1920
The National Football League was founded.
Thursday, September 17, 1914
Wednesday, September 17, 1913
In Chicago, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith is founded, with Sigmund Livingston as its first president.
Monday, September 17, 1900
Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles
defeat the Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac
Tuesday, September 17, 1889
Wednesday, September 17, 1873
The Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, later The Ohio State University, opens its doors with 25 students, including 2 women.
Wednesday, September 17, 1862
American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal
explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
Saturday, September 17, 1859
Sunday, September 17, 1809
The Peace of Hamina is signed between Russia and Sweden in the Finnish War. The territory to become the Grand Principality of Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
Saturday, September 17, 1796
U.S. President George Washington issues his "Farewell Address", which warns against partisan politics and foreign entanglements.
Monday, September 17, 1787
The United States Constitution is adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
Thursday, September 17, 1778
The Treaty of Fort Pitt is signed, the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware).
Sunday, September 17, 1730
Thursday, September 17, 1665
Wednesday, September 17, 1631
Thirty Years' War: In the Battle of Breitenfeld, Tilly's imperial army is decisively defeated by Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, shattering the imperial army of the Holy Roman Empire and marking the first significant victory for the Protestants in the war.
Thursday, September 17, 1620
October 7 ndash Battle of Cecora: The Ottoman Empire defeats Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth–Moldavian troops.
Tuesday, September 17, 1596
Monday, September 17, 1584
Ghent falls into the hands of Alexander Farnese, governor of the Spanish Netherlands.
Archangelsk is founded in northern Russia.
Saturday, September 7, 1577 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, September 8, 1462 (Julianian calendar)
Portugal begins to settle the Cape Verde islands with slaves from the coast of Guinea.
The Jews are expelled from Mainz, Germany.
Wednesday, September 9, 1394 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, September 9, 1390 (Julianian calendar)
John VII Palaiologos seeks refuge with the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I after John V Palaiologos is restored by his son, Manuel, and the Republic of Venice.
Friday, September 10, 1176 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, September 14, 654 (Julianian calendar)
Martin I arrives in Constantinople, where he is eventually deposed as pope by the emperor Constans II.
Sunday, September 16, 456 (Julianian calendar)
Remistus, Roman general ("magister militum"), is besieged with a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace "in Classis", outside the city.