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Calendar day; September 17, 2015

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Thursday, the 17th of September, 2015 is the 260th day in 2015 and in the 38th calendar week.
General Events:
RAINN Day (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
September 17, 2015 in the USA
RAINN Day is an annual day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses. It is a grassroots program designed to empower college students to educate their peers about risk reduction and recovery resources on their campus.
RAINN Day is held the third Thursday of September (this year on Thursday, September 17). However, some schools extend RAINN Day events to last a week, or even a month. The best part about organizing a RAINN Day is that you can tailor your awareness activities to fit the needs of your community.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Australian Citizenship Day
September 17, 2015 in Australia
Australian Citizenship Day takes place on September 17, 2015. Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated each year. Managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Australian Citizenship Day is an opportunity for all Australian citizens, whether by birth or by choice, to reflect on the meaning and importance of their citizenship. The day is used as an opportunity to think about what unites all Australians, to take pride in Australia’s democratic values and to celebrate the role citizens play in shaping the nation. Since 2001, the department has promoted Australian Citizenship Day by holding special citizenship ceremonies, affirmation ceremonies and other events around the country highlighting the day. Local government councils are encouraged to hold special citizenship ceremonies and affirmation ceremonies on or around this day. Across Australia, thousands of people become Australian citizens each year at special Australian Citizenship Day ceremonies.
Where is Australian Citizenship Day?
Nationwide Australia
Citizenship Day USA
September 17, 2015 in the USA
Citizenship Day also known as Constitution Day is a federal holiday in the USA, and observed on September 17. 2015. On that day in 1787 the adoption of the United States Constitution was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. This event commemorates also all the people who are taking steps to become U.S. citizens and those who become citizens by coming of age or by naturalization.
The origins of this celebration goes back to 1940 when the day was called “I am an American Day” and celebrated on the third Sunday in May each year. Later the day was renamed in Citizenship Day and moved to September 17 by the Congress.
Where is Citizenship Day USA?
Nationwide USA
Constitution Day
September 17, 2015 in the USA
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.
When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday. Universities and colleges nationwide have created “U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Weeks” in order to meet the requirements of the law.
Where is Constitution Day?
Nationwide USA
International Country Music Day
September 17, 2015 in the World
Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950s and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 17th September:
642 – Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed
1394 – Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
1598 – Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
1683 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
1745 – Edinburgh occupied by Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart (aka the Young Pretender or Bonny Prince Charlie)
1787 – US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
1809 – Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn
1835 – Charles Darwins lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago
1850 – Great fire in San Francisco
1859 – Joshua Abraham Norton, born in England but a resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America. Eccentric possibly, but 30,000 turned up for his funeral
1862 – Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23,110 die
1900 – Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
1909 – Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France
1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
1941 – The New Zealand Labour Party abolish the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)
1949 – North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
1952 – “I am an American Day” & “Constitution Day” renamed “Citizenship Day”
1960 – Cuba nationalizes US banks 
1967 – “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV
1972 – “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV
1978 – Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord
1980 – Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet
1993 – Last Russian troops leave Poland
2004 – Tamil is declared the first classical language in India
2010 – The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast

 

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