posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 09:25 PM
Nothing odd about that date at all. do some searching on any date and you will find plenty of stuff that happened. I used to start a thread every
day titled "This day in history", and every day there were major things that happened all over the world. I stopped doing it as it wasn't
generating much interest. But, just to show my point, here is today in history...
Today in History - Sept 17th (this is just a small sample...much more happened on this day)
1787 The U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.
1907 Warren Burger, the 15th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in St. Paul, Minn.
1920 The American Professional Football Association - a precursor of the National Football League - was formed in Canton, Ohio.
1939 The Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II.
1947 James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first U.S. secretary of defense.
1972 The comedy series "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS.
1976 NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise.
1980 Former Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza was assassinated in Paraguay.
1986 The Senate confirmed the nomination of William H. Rehnquist as the 16th chief justice of the United States.
1992 Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh called a halt to his five-and-a-half-year probe of the Iran-Contra scandal.
1994 Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf woman to be crowned Miss America.
1996 Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew died at age 77.
1997 Northern Ireland's main Protestant party joined peace talks, bringing the major players together for first time.
1999 President Bill Clinton lifted restrictions on trade, travel and banking imposed on North Korea a half-century earlier.
2001 Wall Street trading resumed for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - its longest shutdown since the Depression; the Dow lost
684.81 points, its worst-ever one-day point drop.
2001 Pro sporting events resumed after a six-day hiatus following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
2003 New York Stock Exchange chairman Dick Grasso resigned amid a furor over his $139.5 million pay package.
2004 Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility for the Sept. 1-3 school siege in Beslan and other terrorist attacks in Russia that
claimed more than 430 lives.