On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler indefinitely postpones Operation Sealion, the planned German invasion of Great Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis deprive Jews of possessions

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  • Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat (4th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
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