2020 Daily Holidays that fall on September 17, include:
Free Queso Day - September 17, 2020 (Third Thursday in September)
International Country Music Day
National Apple Dumpling Day
National Ask an Atheist Day - September 17, 2020 (Also on April 16, 2020)
National Monte Cristo Day
National PawPaw Day (Fruit) - September 17, 2020 (Third Thursday in September)
National Professional House Cleaners Day
National Table Shuffleboard Day
National Teach Ag Day - September 17, 2020 (Third Thursday in September)
Times Up Day
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day
World Patient Safety Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include September 17, are:
Balance Awareness Week - September 13-19, 2020
Brake Safety Week - September 13-19, 2020
Constitution Week - September 17-23
International Housekeepers Week - September 13-19, 2020 (Second Full Week of September)
Line Dance Week - September 14-19, 2020 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday in September)
National Assisted Living Week - September 13-19, 2020
National Eczema Week - September 13-21
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Nephrology Nurses Week - September 13-19, 2020 (Second Full Week in September)
National Security Officer Appreciation Week - September 13-19, 2020 (Third Full Week in September)
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - September 13-19, 2020
World Goat Days - September 14-17, 2020 (Every 2 years)
2020 Monthly Holidays that include September 17, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for September 17 is Virgo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:
Aster - symbols of powerful love.
Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.
The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:
Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.
1739 - John Rutledge, American judge and politician who was the 2nd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
1854 - David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American businessman who founded the Buick Motor Company (d. 1929)
1859 - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (d. 1881)
1923 - Hank Williams, American singer and songwriter (Your Cheating Heart) (d. 1953)
1928 - Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (Planet of the Apes) (d. 1998)
1931 - Anne Bancroft, American actress (The Miracle Worker, The Graduate) (d. 2005)
1933 - Chuck Grassley, American lawyer and politician
1948 - John Ritter, American actor and producer (Three's Company) (d. 2003)
1965 - Kyle Chandler, American actor (Early Edition, Friday Night Lights, Bloodline)
1996 - Spiro Agnew, American soldier and politician who was the 39th Vice President of the United States (b. 1918)
1997 - Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (Red Skelton Show) (b. 1913)
1999 - Frankie Vaugh, English singer and actor (Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl) (b. 1928)
2011 - Colin Madigan, Australian architect and author who designed the National Gallery of Australia (b. 1921)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1918 - Bud Abbott (Abbott and Costello) marries Betty Smith
1957 - Italian actress Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti
1994 - Princess Christina of the Netherlands files for divorce
Quote of the Day
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and National Preparedness Month!
Having Car Emergency Kits full of emergency supplies for each of your vehicles is just smart! An emergency kit in your vehicle, is important to have in case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, forest fire, or a flood. It is definitely needed during winter driving, if you live in the snow, or just in case of a car accident!
Find out more information about Car Emergency Kits and what type of supplies to have from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1382 - Louis the Great's daughter, Mary, is crowned King of Hungary
1630 - The City of Boston, Massachusetts is founded
1776 - The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain
1778 - The Treat of Fort Pitt is signed as the first formal treaty between the U.S. and a Native American tribe
1787 - The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia
1849 - American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery
1862 - The Allegheny Arsenal explosion is the single largest civilian disaster during the American Civil War
1908 - The first airplane fatality is Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge when he was riding as a passenger on the Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright
1914 - Andrew Fisher becomes the Prime Minister of Australia for the third time
1928 - The Okeechobee hurricane kills more than 2,500 people when it strikes southeastern Florida
1935 - A rockslide stops operations of the Niagara Gorge Railroad
1939 - The Soviet invasion of Poland begins during World War II
1939 - German submarine U-29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous during World War II
1961 - The Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania opens with the worlds first retractable roof stadium
1974 - Bangladesh, Grenada, and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations
1976 - NASA unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise
1978 - The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt
1983 - Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America
1991 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, North Korea, South Korea all join the United Nations
2001 - The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks
2006 - Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts for the first time in at least 10,000 years
2016 - Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey and Manhattan with thirty one people injured in the Manhattan bombing
This Day in Music
1955 - Ain't That a Shame by Pat Boone hits #1
1982 - Pink Floyd's double album The Wall hits the big screen as a musical
1984 - Missing You by John Waite hits #1 in America (video below)
1997 - Fleetwood Mac starts their first tour in 20 years at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut
2000 - Trisha Yearwood is inducted into the George Music Hall of Fame, by the Governor of Georgia
This Day in Sports
1947 - Sporting News names Jackie Robinson the Rookie of the Year
1953 - Ernie Banks becomes the Chicago Cubs first black player
1959 - Jack Nicklaus wins the 59th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship
1961 - Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game and becomes the only Quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game
1964 - Mickey Mantle hits his 450th HR
1984 - Reggie Jackson is the 13th player to hit 500 HRs
1988 - XXIV Olympic Games open at Seoul, Korea
2000 - The Miami Dolphins retire Dan Marino's #13 jersey
2004 - SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hits his 700th career MLB HR
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The seizure of someone's property by force; plunder.
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