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 interesting 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 New York Stock Exchange reopened for trading after the September 11 attacks.
It was the longest the New York Stock Exchange had been closed since the Great Depression.
Miss America crowned the first black winner to Vanessa Williams in New York City.
Conjoined twins were successfully separated for the first time.
The two girls, Carolyn and Catherine, were joined by the spine. They both went on to live full, healthy lives.
Finnish long-distance runner Taisto Mäki broke the 10,000-meter world record in 29:52:06.
Inventor Phillip W Pratt obtained the patent for his sprinkler system designed to extinguish fires.
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.
German-British astronomer William Herschel discovered the moon of Saturn “Mimas.”
39 out of 50 delegates signed the US Constitution and shared it publicly.
Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek declared his discovery of microorganisms to the Royal Society in London.
Although Leeuwenhoek never made an official publication of his findings, he was the first to discover microorganisms and bacteria's existence.
The Dutch expedition captained by Admiral Van Warwyck first sighted Mauritius on this day.
King Charles VI of France suddenly declared that no Jew may live under his rule, following complaints from Christians in France.
Jews could reside under the king's rule if they followed his rules. However, there were many complaints of crimes being committed against Christians. So, from this day on, Charles VI made it law that no Jew could live on his land.