On This Day

Historical Events on September 17 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 250 of 250

  • 1989 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
  • 1989 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1990 Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
  • 1990 Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
  • 1991 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1991 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
  • 1991 The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
  • 1992 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • 1992 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
  • 1992 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • 1992 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • 1993 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 1994 Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
  • 1994 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
  • 1994 19th Toronto International Film Festival: "Priest" directed by Antonia Bird wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1995 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 performances

  • 1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
  • 1997 Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test

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2000 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

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2001 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 2001 Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11
  • 2002 27th Toronto International Film Festival: "Whale Rider" directed by Niki Caro wins the People's Choice Award

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2003 Billy Corgan presents his poetry at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • 2004 Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2005 30th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tsotsi" directed by Gavin Hood wins the People's Choice Award

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2005 Diana DeGarmo receives the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony

  • 2006 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Charleroi, Belgium: Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium withdraws with an injured knee with decisive doubles match level at 1-set all; Italy wins first ever title, 3-2
  • 2007 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • 2008 The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea
  • 2010 The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
  • 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.
  • 2012 Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
  • 2012 China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • 2012 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

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2012 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

  • 2012 United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
  • 2013 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • 2014 Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • 2015 US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports 2015 Northern Hemisphere summer hottest on record
  • 2016 Terror bomb in Chelsea, New York injures 29
  • 2017 Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain
  • 2017 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden beats Brittany Altomare at 1st sudden-death playoff hole; event reduced to 54 holes after day 1 abandoned (bad weather)
  • 2018 Flooding in Nigeria kills over 100 people as Benue and Niger Rivers overflow
  • 2018 50 girls treated in hospital in Kaya, Burkina Faso after illegal botched circumcisions
  • 2018 US border control agent confesses to the murder of four women and assault of another in Laredo, Texas
  • 2018 Needles purposely hidden in strawberries in Australia prompt government to order an investigation
  • 2018 Hurricane Florence has caused 900 people to be rescued from flooding, death toll at 23, city of Wilmington isolated officials announce
  • 2019 Indonesia raises the female marriage age to 19, in line with males, to curb child marriages

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2019 Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells US Congress "I know you are trying but just not hard enough. Sorry.”

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg