September 17: On This Day in History – Recorded Historical Events

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September 17 - the global historical events

What is recorded historical events happened on 17th September?

There are several historical events happened on 17th September in the history but we will share only the topmost events.

  • 642  Arab forces under Amr ibn al-‘As conquer Alexandria
  • 1683  Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is the first to report the existence of bacteria
  • 1862  Battle of Antietam [Battle of Sharpsburg], the bloodiest day in the American Civil War 23,110 die in the first battle on Union soil 
  • 1900  Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
  • 1916  The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

1978  Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Camp David Accords, frameworks for peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel

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