This Day in History- September 17

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September 17

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”- Theodore Roosevelt. History teaches us a lot of lessons. But, it is also a remembrance of what happened years ago and celebrates the existence and growth of humanity. Let’s check out what happened on this day in history, September 17. 

What Happened in India on September 17? 

September 17
Credit: Times of India

1948: Nizam of Hyderabad surrendered
During the India-Pakistan partition, the Nizam of Hyderabad surrendered their sovereignty over the Hyderabad state and joined the Indian Union. The princely state of Hyderabad then went on to become the city of Hyderabad under Telangana state. 

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1965: Battle of Chawinda
The Battle of Chawinda was a major engagement between Pakistan and India in the Second Kashmir War. It is one of the largest tank battles since the Battle of Kursk. 

What Happened around the World on September 17? 

1778: Treaty of Fort Pitt Signed
The Treaty of Fort Pitt aka the Treaty with the Delawares was signed between the United States and Native American tribes. It was the first written treaty between the two.

Battle of the Yalu River
Credit: Wikipedia

1894: Battle of the Yalu River
The Battle of the Yalu River was the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese war, the day after the Japanese victory at the land of Battle of Pyongyang.

1914: Race of the Sea
In World War I, the Race of the Sea began which took place after the Battle of Frontiers, and the Germans advanced to France. The race ended on the North Sea coast. 

1930: Ararat Rebellion suppressed
The Kurdish Ararat Rebellion was suppressed by the Turks. The rebellion was an uprising of the Kurds in Eastern Turkey against the Turkish government. 

September 17
Credit: The Jerusalem Post

1948: Folk Bernadotte assassinated
The Lehi, also known as the Stern Gang, assassinated Count Folke Bernadotte who was appointed by the United Nations to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.

1983: Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America
Vanessa Williams became an American singer, actress and fashion designer. However, due to a controversy, Williams resigned as Miss America in 1984. 

September 17
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1991: Linux released
The first version of the Linux Kernel (0.01) was released to the Internet. It is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems.

2011: Occupy Wall Street Began 
The Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park, New York City. It was a protest movement against economic inequality. It gave rise to the wider Occupy Movement in the United States and other countries. 

Grand Theft Auto V
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2013: Grand Theft Auto V released
The Grand Theft Auto V by Rockstar North was released this day which went on to earn more than half a billion dollars on the first day of release.

2018: Russian reconnaissance brought down
A Russian reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people on board was brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.

Famous Birthdays

Credit: Royal Opera House

1904: Frederick Ashton
He was a British choreographer who started his career in ballet as a dancer.

1931: Anne Bancroft
She was an American stage and screen actress. She won Emmy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

Maureen Connolly
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1934: Maureen Connolly
She was an American tennis player who won the Grand Slam in 1953.

1950: Narendra Modi
He is the current and 15th Prime Minister of India.

Nia Sharma
Credit: Times of India

1990: Nia Sharma
She is an Indian actress and model.

This was all about this day in History, September 17. We hope that you found this blog insightful and informative. For more blogs like these and regular education updates, stay tuned to Leverage Edu.

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