September 17th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 17th September or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1928, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

U.S. More News and Events From 1976 U.S.A. First Space Shuttle The Enterprise 17th Sept. 1976 : NASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, the Enterprise

Puerto Rico 1928 Puerto Rico Famine Problem 17th Sept. 1928 : After the devastation of the latest hurricane on Puerto Rico leaving over 1000 dead famine is now a major problem with over 300,000 suffering from severe hunger due to the destruction of local crops by the hurricane and because of low defenses due to malnutrition disease is spreading quickly. Over half of the Islands population are now thought to be homeless and martial law is in place to stop looting, and allow the government to requisition food and to ration

U.S. 1933 U.S.A. Wages By Employment 17th September 1933 : New figures published for the New York area show the current average weekly wages for a number of employment types
Physician $55.32 per week
Engineer $40.68 per week
Clerks $22.15 per week
Salesman $25.020 per week
Laborer $20.00 per week
Typists $15.09 per week




Poland 1939 Poland Soviet Union Invades After Germany 17th Sept. 1939 : Soviet Union invades eastern Poland while Germany has invaded Western Poland earlier in the month

Netherlands 1944 Holland Airborne Invasion By Allies 17th Sept. 1944 : Thousands of allied troops parachute behind enemy lines in Holland at the beginning of the largest airborne invasion ever undertaken with over 1,000 aircraft involved and tens of thousands of paratroopers. The invasion by included the First Airborne Allied Army included British, US and Polish airborne troops

Egypt 1956 Egypt Suez Crisis 17th Sept. 1956 : Egypt has celebrated it's first day running the Suez Canal by Egyptian Technicians , meanwhile the rest of the world are deciding ways to deal with Egypt and the US is calling for a boycott of the Canal by other nations at the same time offering US aid for the additional cost of going round rather than through the canal.
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UK 1956 UK World Water Speed Record Broken 17th Sept. 1956 : Norman Buckley has smashed the World Water Speed Record in his motorboat, Miss Windermere III at an average speed of over 79mph on Lake Windermere.

UN 1961 United Nations UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold 17th Sept. 1956 : The UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold ( Swedish ) has died in an air crash outside the Northern Rhodesian town of Ndola.
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U.S. 1966 U.S.A. Racial Attacks 17th September 1966 : FBI Agents today arrested 13 white men in Grenada, Mississippi on charges of savage attacks on young African-American school children using sticks, fists and a club earlier this week. The National Guard was also encamped in this city where racial tensions are running high on both sides.

UK 1975 United Kingdom 26% Inflation 17th Sept. 1975 : Inflation is running at 26% in Great Britain ( current US inflation is 9.2% ) and the only thing certain is that times will become harder as the number of people out of work increases and the government setting a ceiling on pay rises of an annual increase of 12 pound per year, with many increases on prices still to come life will become much harder for the British worker. British governments have allowed the spiral to go out of control so now the medicine to fix the problem is much harder to take especially when it comes from a labour government which is funded by trade union donations, but unless inflation is fixed quickly British goods will become even more uncompetitive than they are currently.

U.S. 1978 U.S.A. Camp David 17th Sept. 1978 : Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign the Camp David Accords
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Lebanon 1982 Lebanon Palestinian Refugees Massacred 17th Sept. 1982 : Over 1,000 Palestinian Refugees have been massacred in refugee camps in West Beirut by Lebanese militia, many are blaming Israeli troops who are believed to have stood by and watched the massacre of men, women and children in the camps.


South Africa 1985 South Africa Invades Angola 17th Sept. 1985 : South African troops have invaded the neighboring country of Angola to track down rebels fighting the Apartheid regime, they are also using rubber bullets,guns and tear gas on stone throwing student protesters as the number of protests increase across the country.

U.S. 1995 U.S.A. Wheat prices Increase 25% 17th Sept. 1995 : US Wheat prices have risen by 25% this year, the reasons have been identified as the increased amount China now imports and poor weather conditions affecting the crop.

U.S. 2001 U.S.A. Wall Street Re Opens 17th September 2001 : After 6 days following the 9-11 terrorist bombing in New York City, Wall Street opens for business and resumes trading, ending the longest shut down since the great depression. at the end of the day the Dow Jones had lost a record 684.81 points, its worst-ever one-day drop .
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Sweden 2006 Sweden Social Democrats Lose After 12 Years In Power 17th Sept. 2006 : The Social Democrats lose the election after having governed Sweden since 1994 , in a close fought election . They had been led by the party leader Goran Persson since 1996. They are beaten by Fredrik Reinfeldt from the moderate unity Party and backed by the Liberals, Centre Party and Christian Democrats.

United States 2006 United States E.coli outbreak From Spinach 17th Sept. 2006 : An E.coli outbreak occurs in the United States. The outbreak is blamed on spinach and all spinach is recalled from stores. A total three deaths were attributed to the outbreak.

Iraq 2007 Iraq Blackwater Banned From Iraq 17th Sept. 2007 : The Iraq government has revoked the license of the private security firm employed by the US Government " Blackwater USA " to operate in Iraq and is the company is now banned from operating in Iraq. This is directly related to an incident that occurred during which seventeen Iraqis were killed. The employees of Blackwater will be held in the country pending a criminal trial.

United States 2011 United States "Occupy Wall Street" Protest Begin in New York City 17th September, 2011 : Protesters begin their "Occupation" of Wall Street in New York City, a movement for reform and acknowledgement of the social problems that have helped to cause the economic downturn in the country. The protesters state that they represent the majority of Americans and are demonstrating against the wealthiest Americans who they believe control the majority of wealth and political power in the country, among other reasons. The protests spread across the country to other cities, as well as gaining attention worldwide as protesters in other countries joined in for solidarity. (The protests are still occurring as of October 17th, 2011)

United States 2012 United States Secret Video of Mitt Romney Released
17th September, 2012 : A secret video taken of Mitt Romney during a private donors dinner revealed his views on Obama voters. Romney stated that he believed that forty-seven percent of Americans who supported Obama did so because they did not pay any income tax and would never vote for Romney. .He also made comments indicating that he believed that percentage of people do not take "personal responsibility" for their own lives. Despite his comments on the situation, a large percentage of people who did not pay income tax still paid payroll tax or were elderly and retired people living on benefits.




Rwanda
2013 Rwanda Parliamentary Elections in Rwanda

17th September, 2013 : The Rwandan Patriotic Front Party of Rwanda wins with an overwhelming majority in the country's recent parliamentary elections. The RPF party won about seventy-six percent of the vote and won forty of the fifty-three parliament seats. .