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  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 17, 1848

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass published an open letter addressed to his former master, Thomas Auld

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 17, 1848

    In September 1848, Douglass published an open letter addressed to his former master, Thomas Auld, berating him for his conduct, and inquiring after members of his family still held by Auld.




  • The mouth of the Yalu River
    Monday Sep 17, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Battle of The Yalu River

    The mouth of the Yalu River
    Monday Sep 17, 1894

    On September 17, 1894, the Japanese Combined Fleet encountered the Chinese Beiyang Fleet off the mouth of the Yalu River. The naval battle, which lasted from late morning to dusk, resulted in a Japanese victory. Although the Chinese were able to land 4,500 troops near the Yalu River by sunset the Beiyang fleet was near the point of total collapse, most of the fleet had fled or had been sunk and the two largest ships Dingyuan and Zhenyuan were nearly out of ammunition. The Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed eight of the ten Chinese warships, assuring Japan's command of the Yellow Sea. The principal factors in the Japanese victory was the superiority in speed and firepower. The victory shattered the morale of the Chinese naval forces. The Battle of the Yalu River was the largest naval engagement of the war and was a major propaganda victory for Japan.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Sep 17, 1908

    The Wright brothers

    The First airplane crash fatality

    U.S.
    Thursday Sep 17, 1908

    On September 17, Army lieutenant Thomas Selfridge rode along as his passenger, serving as an official observer. A few minutes into the flight at an altitude of about 100 feet (30 m), a propeller split and shattered, sending the Flyer out of control. Selfridge suffered a fractured skull in the crash and died that evening in the nearby Army hospital, becoming the first airplane crash fatality.




  • Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 17, 1908

    Plane Accidents

    The first powered aircraft crash

    Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 17, 1908

    The first involving a powered aircraft was the crash of a Wright Model A aircraft at Fort Myer, Virginia, in the United States on September 17, 1908, injuring its co-inventor and pilot, Orville Wright, and killing the passenger, Signal Corps Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.




  • Eastern Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Soviets invaded eastern Poland

    Eastern Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    On 17 September, Soviet forces invaded eastern Poland.




  • Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    World War II

    Soviets invaded Poland

    Poland
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    Soviets invaded Poland from the east. The military operations lasted from 17 September to 6 October. Parting Poland to two divisions, division is ruled by Nazi Germany and the other by the Soviets.




  • Changsha, China
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    World War II

    First Battle of Changsha

    Changsha, China
    Sunday Sep 17, 1939

    Japan launched its first attack against Changsha, a strategically important Chinese city, but was repulsed by late September.


  • Stalingrad, Soviet Union (Now Volgodonsk, Russia)
    Thursday Sep 17, 1942

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Part of the 62nd Army at Stalingrad

    Stalingrad, Soviet Union (Now Volgodonsk, Russia)
    Thursday Sep 17, 1942

    He was assigned to the 1047th Rifle Regiment of the 284th "Tomsk" Rifle Division, which became part of the 62nd Army at Stalingrad on 17 September 1942.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1952

    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra's last studio recording for Columbia

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1952

    Sinatra's last studio recording for Columbia, "Why Try To Change Me Now", was recorded in New York on September 17, 1952, with orchestra arranged and conducted by Percy Faith.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Sep 17, 1962

    Neil Armstrong

    NASA announcement of The Selection of The Second Group

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Sep 17, 1962

    The selections were kept secret until three days later, although newspaper reports had circulated since earlier that year that he would be selected as the "first civilian astronaut".Armstrong was one of two civilian pilots selected for this group; the other was Elliot See, another former naval aviator. NASA announced the selection of the second group at a press conference on September 17, 1962. Compared with the Mercury Seven astronauts, they were younger, and had more impressive academic credentials.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Sep 17, 1964

    James Bond

    Goldfinger

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Sep 17, 1964

    Goldfinger is a 1964 spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Friday Sep 17, 1971

    Microprocessor

    TMS 1802NC

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Friday Sep 17, 1971

    The TMS1802NC was announced September 17, 1971 and implemented a four-function calculator. The TMS1802NC, despite its designation, was not part of the TMS 1000 series; it was later redesignated as part of the TMS 0100 series, which was used in the TI Datamath calculator. Although marketed as a calculator-on-a-chip, the TMS1802NC was fully programmable, including on the chip a CPU with an 11-bit instruction word, 3520 bits (320 instructions) of ROM and 182 bits of RAM.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 17, 1978

    Jimmy Carter

    Camp David Accords

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 17, 1978

    The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.


  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1980

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iraq abrogated The Algiers Protocol

    Baghdad, Iraq
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1980

    on 17 September 1980, Iraq suddenly abrogated the Algiers Protocol following the Iranian revolution. Saddam Hussein claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran refused to abide by the stipulations of the Algiers Protocol and, therefore, Iraq considered the Protocol null and void. Five days later, the Iraqi army crossed the border.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 17, 1985

    Apple Inc.

    Jobs leaves Apple

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 17, 1985

    On September 17, 1985, Jobs submitted a letter of resignation to the Apple Board. Five additional senior Apple employees also resigned and joined Jobs in his new venture, NeXT.


  • Russia
    Tuesday Sep 17, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    General Assembly resolution numbers

    Russia
    Tuesday Sep 17, 1991

    On September 17, 1991, General Assembly resolution numbers 46/4, 46/5, and 46/6 admitted Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the United Nations, conforming to Security Council resolution numbers 709, 710, and 711 passed on September 12 without a vote.


  • Islamic Center of Washington, DC, U.S.
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Islamic Center of Washington, DC

    Islamic Center of Washington, DC, U.S.
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    Shortly after the attacks, President Bush made a public appearance at Washington, D.C.'s largest Islamic Center and acknowledged the "incredibly valuable contribution" that millions of American Muslims made to their country and called for them "to be treated with respect.".


  • Pakistan
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Aftermath

    Pakistan
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    In the aftermath of the attacks, tens of thousands of people attempted to flee Afghanistan due to the possibility of a military retaliation by the United States. Pakistan, already home to many Afghan refugees from previous conflicts, closed its border with Afghanistan on September 17, 2001.


  • Canada
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    Justin Trudeau

    The master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally

    Canada
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    On September 17, 2006, Trudeau was the master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally organized by Roméo Dallaire that called for Canadian participation in resolving the Darfur crisis.


  • Stamford Bridge, London, UK
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    Michael Ballack

    The first straight Red Card of his Career

    Stamford Bridge, London, UK
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    He received the first straight red card of his career in Chelsea's 1–0 win over Liverpool on 17 September 2006, after being judged to have stamped on Mohamed Sissoko's leg.


  • Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

    HTC

    Yves Maitre

    Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

    On 17 September 2019 HTC appointed Yves Maitre, former executive vice president of consumer equipment and partnerships of Orange, as CEO where Cher Wang will continue her role as chairwoman.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 13

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

    On September 17, 2019, Sun Microsystems released Java SE 13.


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