On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 2012

Historical Events

  • 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange
  • United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Russell E. Train, American environmentalist and administrator (EPA, WWF), dies at 92
2012 Highlights

About September 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo