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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, September 17, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on September 17 were associated with events relating to the Signing of the United States Constitution, The Escape From Slavery of Harriet Tubman, Proclamation of Joshua Norton as Emporer of the United States, The First Powered Airplane Fatality, Sinking of HMS Courageous, Postponement of Operation Sea Lion, SS Noronic Fire, Public Unveiling of Space Shuttle Enterprise, Crowning of the First African-American Miss America and Bombing of Seaside Park. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Tubman, Joshua Abraham Norton, Thomas Selfridge and Orville Wright, Otto Schuhart, Adolph Hitler and Hermann Goring, Don Church, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, Vanessa Williams and Ahmad Khan Rahimi.

Signing of the United States Constitution - September 17, 1787: On this day in history, September 17, 1787, important events took place today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in respect of the Signing of the United States Constitution. The United States Constitution was created and signed by 39 of the 55 delegates of the Philadelphia Convention, including Benjamin Franklin. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1787 were Benjamin Franklin. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Signing of the United States Constitution *** Date: September 17, 1787 *** Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

The Escape From Slavery of Harriet Tubman - September 17, 1849: On this day in history, September 17, 1849, important events took place today in Caroline County, Virginia, USA, surrounding the The Escape From Slavery of Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery as Araminta Ross. When Harriett and her 2 brothers, Henry and Ben, were hired out to a plantation, in Caroline County, they escaped. Their owner, Eliza Brodess, didn't discover their absence for 2 weeks. Harriett would later become an abolitionist. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1849 were Harriet Tubman. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: The Escape From Slavery of Harriet Tubman *** Date: September 17, 1849 *** Place: Caroline County, Virginia, USA *** Category: Slavery *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Proclamation of Joshua Norton as Emporer of the United States - September 17, 1859: On this day in history, September 17, 1859, important events took place today in San Francisco, California, USA, surrounding the Proclamation of Joshua Norton as Emporer of the United States. English born Joshua Abraham Norton became discontented with the workings of the United States' political system and, by sending letters to various newspapers in San Francisco, he declared himself Norton I, Emporer of the United States. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1859 were Joshua Abraham Norton. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Proclamation of Joshua Norton as Emporer of the United States *** Date: September 17, 1859 *** Place: San Francisco, California, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

The First Powered Airplane Fatality - September 17, 1908: On this day in history, September 17, 1908, crucial events took place today in Arlington County, Virginia, USA, relating to the The First Powered Airplane Fatality. Army Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge was a passenger aboard the Wright Flyer while Orville Wright was demonstrating it to the US Army Signal Corp Division. While flying at 150 feet, a propellor broke causing the airplane to crash. Wright spent 7 weeks in hospital with several broken bones and Selfridge died, 3 hours after the crash, having suffered a fractured skull. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1908 were Thomas Selfridge and Orville Wright. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: The First Powered Airplane Fatality *** Date: September 17, 1908 *** Place: Arlington County, Virginia, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of HMS Courageous - September 17, 1939: On this day in history, September 17, 1939, momentous events took place today in Coast of Ireland, with regard to the Sinking of HMS Courageous. HMS Courageous was converted from a cruiser to an aircarft carrier between world wars I and II. At the beginning of world war II she was on an anti-submarine patrol, off the coast of Ireland, when she was torpedoed and sunk by U-29, under the command of Captain-Lieutenant Otto Schuhart. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1939 were Otto Schuhart. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Sinking of HMS Courageous *** Date: September 17, 1939 *** Place: Coast of Ireland *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Postponement of Operation Sea Lion - September 17, 1940: On this day in history, September 17, 1940, crucial events took place today in Germany, relating to the Postponement of Operation Sea Lion. On September 17, 1940, Adolph Hitler met with Gerd von Rundstedt and Hermann Goring to discuss Operation Sea Lion, the invasion of Britain. As a result of the discussions, Hitler decided to postpone the operation indefinitely. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1940 were Adolph Hitler and Hermann Goring. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Postponement of Operation Sea Lion *** Date: September 17, 1940 *** Place: Germany *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

SS Noronic Fire - September 17, 1949: On this day in history, September 17, 1949, crucial events took place today in Toronto, Canada, relating to the SS Noronic Fire. On September 14, 1949, SS Noronic, a Canadian passenger steamship, left Detroit, Michigan for a 7 day cruise of Lake Ontario. At 2.30am on September 17, the ship was docked in Toronto Harbour when a passenger, Don Church, spotted smoke on C deck, and traced it to a closet. When the closet was opened, by a Bellboy, the fire exploded out. In less than 10 minutes, half the decks were alight. 118 people died in the fire, which was finally extinguished by 5am. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1949 were Don Church. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: SS Noronic Fire *** Date: September 17, 1949 *** Place: Toronto, Canada *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Public Unveiling of Space Shuttle Enterprise - September 17, 1976: On this day in history, September 17, 1976, momentous events took place today in Palmdale, California, USA, with regard to the Public Unveiling of Space Shuttle Enterprise. The Space Shuttle Enterprise was unveiled to the public, by Nasa, in Palmdale, California. As part of the celebrations, several members of the Starship Enterprise crew, from the television series Star Trek, were present, including Leonard Nimoy and Deforest Kelley. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1976 were Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Public Unveiling of Space Shuttle Enterprise *** Date: September 17, 1976 *** Place: Palmdale, California, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Crowning of the First African-American Miss America - September 17, 1983: On this day in history, September 17, 1983, important events took place today in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, in respect of the Crowning of the First African-American Miss America. Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984 on September 17, 1983. She was the first African-American Miss America, however she resigned on July 22, 1984. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 1983 were Vanessa Williams. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Crowning of the First African-American Miss America *** Date: September 17, 1983 *** Place: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA *** Category: Pageants *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Bombing of Seaside Park - September 17, 2016: On this day in history, September 17, 2016, momentous events took place today in Ocean County, New Jersey, USA, with regard to the Bombing of Seaside Park. A 5k race was due to be run at Seaside Park, Ocean County, on 17 September 2016. The finding of a suspicious backpack near the start led to a delay, and not long before the race should have started, a pipe bomb exploded in a nearby trash can. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghan American, was arrested and convicted of this and other bombings. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 17, 2016 were Ahmad Khan Rahimi. Facts on this day in History September 17: Events on this day in history: Bombing of Seaside Park *** Date: September 17, 2016 *** Place: Ocean County, New Jersey, USA *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - September 17

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