Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 17

This is a list of selected September 17 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

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1716 – French soldier Jean Thurel enlisted in the Régiment de Touraine at the age of 18, beginning a career of military service that would span 75 years. French WP states the birth date may be a fraud
1809 – The Treaty of Fredrikshamn concluded the Finnish War between Russia and Sweden, with present-day Finland becoming an autonomous Grand Duchy under Tsar Alexander I. needs more footnotes
1894 – The Imperial Japanese Navy defeated the Beiyang Fleet of Qing China in the Battle of the Yalu River at the mouth of the Yalu River in Korea Bay, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War. refimprove section
1914World War I: The Franco-British and German armies began the Race to the Sea, reciprocal attempts to envelop each other's northern flanks through France and Belgium. Footnote (a) of article implies this may not be a definitive date
1916World War I: "The Red Baron", a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, won his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France. Featured on April 21
1930 – The Turkish government suppressed the Ararat rebellion, an uprising amongst the Kurdish inhabitants of the province of Ağrı. refimprove section
1944Second World War: The Allies began Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation up to that time. refimprove sections
1948 – Swedish diplomat Folke Bernadotte was assassinated by the militant Zionist group Lehi. unreferenced section
1978 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords after twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David. refimprove section
2006Mass protests across Hungary erupted after Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's private speech was leaked to the public, in which he admitted that the Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election. refimprove
2011Adbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist publication, organized a protest against corporate influence on democracy at Zuccotti Park in New York City that became known as Occupy Wall Street. too detailed
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Hildegard of Bingen |d|1179 external links



September 17: Constitution Day in the United States (1787)

Smoke rising above Amman during Black September
Smoke rising above Amman during Black September