Historical Events on September 17

Remembrance on September 17


International Events:

Year Event
1598 Netherland sailors discovered Mauritius.
1737 Georg-August University opened in Gottingen.
1778 First treaty between the U.S. and Indian tribes signed.
1789 William Herschel discovered Mimas satellite of Saturn.
1819 First whaling ship arrived in Hawaii.
1861 Hampton Institute formed.
1871 Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opened.
1947 U.S. Department of Defense formed.
1947 James Forrestal was sworn in as first U.S. Secretary of Defense.
1949 First North Atlantic Treaty Council meet held.
1960 Cuba nationalized U.S. banks.
1976 Amnesty International received Erasmus-prize.
1983 Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America.
1987 Philadelphia celebrated the 200th anniversary of Constitution.
1991 First version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
2010 World's biggest airline is created when United Airlines shareholders approve a deal to merge with Continental Airlines

National Events:

Year Event
1956 Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC ) established.

Days Observed on September 17:

Name of the Day Observed Country/Organization
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