17 September

1787 : U.S. Constitution signed


On September 17, 1787, delegates from the 13 United States signed the U.S. Constitution at the end of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

1884 : A U.S. judge sets an amazing record


On September 17, 1884, Californian Judge Allen was able to judge 13 criminal cases in 6 minutes in Oakland. Although most cases were small, this gives an idea of ​​the rights of the defense at that time in the district.

1939 : Soviet Union invades Poland


On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland. On 1 September, Poland had been invaded from the west by Germany. The partition of Poland was decided by the Ribbentrop-Molotov non-aggression pact, signed on August 23, 1939 between the Soviet Union of Stalin and Hitler's Germany.

1940 : Operation Sea Lion postponed to a later date


On September 17, 1940, following the defeat of the Germans during the Battle of Britain, Operation Sea Lion, which provided for the invasion of Britain, was postponed indefinitely. It was never launched.

1978 : Signing of Camp David Accords


On September 17, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed a peace agreement at Camp David in Maryland, after 12 days of intense negotiations and 30 years of war between the two countries. The final peace agreement was signed in March 1979 and the two men received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978 because of the historic talks.

2006 : Eruption of Mount Fourpeaked


On September 17, 2006, Fourpeaked Mountain, a stratovolcano in Alaska erupted after 10,000 years of inactivity. Due to the position of the volcano, the eruption caused no casualties.

: 17 September

Menachem Begin
Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear.

: 17 September

Nicolas de Condorcet, French mathematician (1743)
David Dunbar Buick, Founder of the Buick Motor Company (1854)
Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian historian, Nobel Peace Prize (1869)
J. Willard Marriott, American businessman, founder of the Marriott Corporation (1900)
John Creasey, English writer (1908)
Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel (1918)
Roddy McDowall, English actor (1928)
Edgar Mitchell, American astronaut (1930)
Thomas Stafford, American astronaut (1930)
Anne Bancroft, American actress (1931)
Jean-Claude Carrire, French screenwriter (1931)
Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer (1944)
John Ritter, American actor (1948)
Damon Hill, English racing driver (1960)
Baz Luhrmann, Australian director (1962)
Bryan Singer, American director (1965)
Kyle Chandler, American actor (1965)
Stphane Rousseau, Canadian humorist (1966)
Philippe Fragione (Akhenaton), French rap artist (IAM) (1968)
Anastacia, American singer (1968)
Keith Flint, English musician (The Prodigy) (1969)
Adriana Sklenarikova, Slovak fashion model (1971)
Simone Perrotta, Italian footballer (1977)
Bakari Kon, Ivorian footballer (1981)
John Kucera, Canadian alpine skier (1984)

Ils nous ont quitt un 17 September

Tobias Smollett, Scottish writer (1771)
Benjamin Bourne, American politician (1808)
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (1836)
Alfred de Vigny, French poet (1863)
Eugne Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (1879)
Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (1948)
Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (1951)
Richard Basehart, American actor (1984)
Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer (1985)
Red Skelton, American actor (1997)
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