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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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.".


  • 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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