SEPTEMBER 17 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1630 – The city of BostonMassachusetts was founded on the 17th September 1630.

1776 – The Presidio of San Francisco was founded in New Spain on the 17th September 1776.

1787 – The United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on the 17th September 1787

1908 – The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashed killing Thomas Selfridge on the 17th September 1908. Thomas Selfridge became the 1st airplane fatality.

1914 – Andrew Fisher become Prime Minister of Australia for the 3rd time on the 17th September 1914.

1923 – Hank Williams the American singer, songwriter and guitarist was born on the 17th September 1923 (d. 1953).

1929 – Stirling Moss the English race car driver was born on the 17th September 1929.

1944 – Reinhold Messner the Italian mountaineer was born on the 17th September 1944.

1957 – Malaysia joined the United Nations on the 17th September 1957.

1961 – The world’s first retractable-dome stadium opened on the 17th September 1961, known as the Civic Arena, in Pittsburgh.

1968 – Anastacia the American singer, songwriter and producer was born on the 17th September 1968.

1956MANDAWUY YUNUPiNGU the Aboriginal Australian front man from the band Yothu Yindi was born on the 17th September 1956 (died 2 June 2013).

1974 – BangladeshGrenada and Guinea-Bissau joined the United Nations on the 17th September 1974.

1976 – The first Space ShuttleEnterprise, was unveiled by NASA on the 17th September 1976.

1983 – Vanessa Williams became the 1st black Miss America on the 17th September 19.83

1991 – EstoniaNorth KoreaSouth KoreaLatviaLithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia joined the United Nations on the 17th September 1991.

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) was released to the Internet on the 17th September 1991.

2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopened for trading after the September 11 attacks on the 17th September 2001, making it the longest closure since the Great Depression.

2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupted on the 17th September 2006, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in 10,000 years.

2007 – AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announced plans to refocus the company as an advertising business on the 17th September 2007, and also announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City.

2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement began on the 17th September 2011, in Zuccotti Park, New York City.

Today in History for September 17th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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