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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra visits Cambodia for high-level talks with the government of Cambodia over a variety of issues, including the ownership of the disputed Preah Vihear Temple. //www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Ousted-Thai-Leader-Embraces-Cambodian-PM-130015693.html (Voice of America)
Hundreds of United States citizens rally to peacefully occupy Wall Street, demonstrating against corporate dominance and perceived tax evasion by the super-rich. The movement is reportedly inspired by the periodic protests tactic of the Arab Spring. //stream.aljazeera.com/story/us-protesters-rally-occupy-wall-street (Al-Jazeera)
Occupy Wall Street protests begin in the United States. This develops into the Occupy movement which spreads to 82 countries by October.ref name=cnn
Tanzanian authorities charge four people with negligence in relation to the Zanzibar ferry sinking that cost at least 240 lives on September 10. //www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/world/africa/four-are-charged-in-tanzania-ferry-sinking.html (AP via "New York Times")

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 440 points as the bailout of the American International Group by the Federal Reserve fails to reassure jittery investors. //www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/business/18markets.html ("The New York Times")
India deploys Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear warheads in Jammu and Kashmir amidst continuing ceasefire violations with Pakistan along the Line of Control. //timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Fighter_jets_deployed_in_JK_amid_Indo-Pak_tension/articleshow/3493057.cms ("Times of India")
The International Astronomical Union classifies Haumea as the fifth dwarf planet in the Solar System and names it after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth and fertility. //www.iau.org/public_press/news/release/iau0807/ (IAU press release)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sweden's center-right opposition alliance Alliance for Sweden declares victory after nearly complete official election results showed it narrowly defeating the governing Swedish Social Democratic Party. The Prime Minister of Sweden, Göran Persson, conceded defeat. //abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2455832CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 (ABC News)

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 Elections New Zealand)/text

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

Heather Whitestone becomes the first hearing impaired contestant to win the Miss America entitlement. Whitestone becomes Miss America 1995.

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

At a small rally in Harlem, televangelistPat Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

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.
The space shuttle ''Enterprise'' is rolled out of a Palmdale, California hangar.

Sunday, September 17, 1972

Uganda announces that there are Tanzanian troops in its territory.

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.
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

Soviet PremierAlexei Kosygin invites the leaders of India and Pakistan to meet in the Soviet Union to negotiate.
Comet Ikeya-Seki is first sighted by Japanese astronomers.
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

William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies" is published in London.

Saturday, September 17, 1949

The Canadian steamship "SS Noronic" burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.

Friday, September 17, 1948

Lehi members assassinate Swedish count Folke Bernadotte.

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.
September 21 ndash The 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane in southeastern Florida, and also in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, causes widespread damage and kills 51 people.

Sunday, September 17, 1944

WWII: Operation Market Garden begins.

Friday, September 17, 1943

WWII: The Villefranche-de-Rouergue uprising takes place.

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

WWII: The Soviet Union invades Poland and then occupies eastern Polish territories.

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

A coup ousts Augustinas Voldemaras in Lithuania the new president is Antanas Smetona.

Monday, September 17, 1923

A major fire in Berkeley, California erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the cus of the University of California.

Sunday, September 17, 1922

Dutch cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes World Chion Sprinter.

Friday, September 17, 1920

The National Football League was founded.

Thursday, September 17, 1914

Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

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

Civil War veteran Charles Jefferson Wright founds New York Military Academy with 75 students on of land in Cornwall, New York.

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.
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Battle of Antietam: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the bloodiest day in U.S. history (with over 22,000 casualties).

Saturday, September 17, 1859

In San Francisco, California, Joshua Norton proclaims himself to be His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.

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

Mahmud I (1730–1754) succeeds Ahmed III (1703–1730) as Ottoman Emperor.
The Glasite sect is formed.

Thursday, September 17, 1665

Charles II of Spain becomes King while not yet four years old.

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.
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

The Spanish capture Amiens.

Monday, September 17, 1584

Ghent falls into the hands of Alexander Farnese, governor of the Spanish Netherlands.
The first translation of the complete Bible into the Slovenian language: "Bibilija, tu je vse svetu pismu stariga inu noviga testamenta, slovenski tolmačena skuzi Jurija Dalmatina" (Wittenberg), is published by Jurij Dalmatin.
The Belgian cartographer and geographer Abraham Ortelius features Ming Dynasty-era Chinese carriages with masts and sails in his atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" concurrent and later Western writers also take note of this peculiar Chinese invention.
Raja Ijau comes to power and rules the once Malay kingdom of Pattani.
Archangelsk is founded in northern Russia.
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, founded by Sir Walter Mildmay.
December ndash The Treaty of Joinville is signed secretly between the French Catholic League and Spain.

Saturday, September 7, 1577 (Julianian calendar)

The Treaty of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.

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.
Thirteen Years\\' War ndash Battle of Świecino (Battle of Żarnowiec): The Kingdom of Poland defeats the Teutonic Order.

Wednesday, September 9, 1394 (Julianian calendar)

King Charles VI of France orders the expulsion of all Jews from France.

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)

Aberdeen becomes a royal burgh.
The Cathedral of Sens installs the first horologe.
Construction begins on the London Bridge.
The first recorded WelshEisteddfod is held by Rhys ap Gruffydd at Cardigan.
The Carthusian Order is approved.

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.
Source: Wikipedia