On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

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