September 17th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Locate An Old Friend Day as well as Apple Dumpling Day.
We’ve reached the 260th day of the year. There are 105 days left until the end of the year.
People who were born on September 17th share the Virgo zodiac sign.
You’re in luck today as we have carefully selected some of the most amazing things that ever happened September 17th in years gone by.
Did you know that on this day in 1789, the moon of Saturn, “Mimas,” was discovered? The German-British astronomer William Herschel located it using the famous “Forty-foot Telescope” in Slough, England.
Keep reading for more facts about September 17th in history!
What Happened On September 17 In History?
During the Senate climate crisis task force, climate change activity Greta Thunberg said “You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry”.
Thunberg's speech was met with laughter and a round of applause to which the leader of the Senate task force, Ed Markey vowed "We hear you. We hear what you're saying, and we will redouble our efforts".
The fourth great fire of San Francisco happened on this day, destroying a considerable portion of the city.
Within the first year of settlers building up San Francisco's city, it experienced multiple fires that caused considerable damage. The wooden structures and fierce winds made the fires spread rapidly. Despite the destruction, settlers continued to rebuild, and many fires occurred in the coming years.
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