Lest We Forget: September 17

September 17 is the 260th day of the year 2012. There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year.

1631 : Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.

1775 : American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.

1939 : World War II: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.

1948 : The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.

1974 : Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.

1978 : The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.

1983 : Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.

1991 : Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.

1993 : Last Russian troops leave Poland.

2001 : The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

2010 : Shoot at sight orders, army patrols Airport Road.Srinagar airport reopens after 15 day.

2011 : Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zucotti Park, New York City.

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