What Happened on September 17

Historical Events

  • 642 Arab forces under Amr ibn al-'As conquer Alexandria
  • 1683 Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is the first to report the existence of bacteria

Sep 17 in Film & TV

  • 1972 TV comedy series "M*A*S*H", adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, and McLean Stevenson debuts on CBS in the US; runs for 11 years garnering 14 Emmy and 1 Peabody Award

Sep 17 in Music

  • 1964 The Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 by baseball team owner Charles Finley for a concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas, Missouri on a scheduled day off

Sep 17 in Sport

  • 1941 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
  • 1964 The Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 by baseball team owner Charles Finley for a concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas, Missouri on a scheduled day off

Did You Know?

NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California, named after Star Trek Enterprise with cast attending

On September 17, 1976

Would You Believe?

Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America

On September 17, 1859

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  • 1994 Princess Christina separates

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