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This Day in History: September 17

September 17: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1630 - The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  2. 1787 - The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  3. 1849 - American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
  4. 1976 - The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA
  5. 2006 - Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Pope Paul V, David Dunbar Buick (American automobile pioneer), Thomas Stafford (American astronaut), Wendy Northcutt (Author of the Darwin Awards), Yuji Naka (Japanese video game programmer)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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