The importance of September 17

You would probably know September 17 only because it is the Indian PM’s birthday. What else happened on September 17 ?

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People born on September 17:

1859: Billy the Kid, American gunman

1879: EV Ramaswamy, social reformer in Tamil Nadu

1906: JR Jayawardene, President of Sri Lanka

1907: Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1915: MF Husain, Indian painter

1929: Stirling Moss, English racing driver

1930: Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian musician

1934: Maureen Connolly, American tennis player

1950: Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister

1986: R Ashwin, Indian cricketer

People who died on September 17:

1858: Dred Scott, American slave

1994: Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player

1994: Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher

1996: Spiro Agnew, American vice-president

Important events on September 17:

1908: First fatal air crash. Orville Wright survived.

1939: The USSR invades Poland (which was already invaded by Germany).

1948: The Nizam of Hyderabad joins the Indian Union.

1978: Camp David accords signed by Egypt and Israel.

1983: Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.