On This Day In History, 17 September


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World Events Today

  • The Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler postponed Operation Sea Lion, the plan to invade the United Kingdom, today in 1940
  • The first version of Linux, the open source Unix-like operating system, was released today in 1991
  • Following the 911 attacks, the main stock markets in the United States reopened today in 2001

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American music group the Supremes released the single Baby Love today in 1964
  • The Austrian born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger became a naturalized United States citizen today in 1983
  • The 24th Summer Olympic Games opened in Seoul, Korea, today in 1988

Family Events Today

  • The British Formula One racing driver Sir Stirling Moss, OBE, sometimes referred to as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship”, was born today in 1929 in London
  • Narendra Damodardas Modi, who would become the Prime Minister of India in 2014, was born today in 1950
  • The English musician Keith Flint, a founding member of the electronic dance act the Prodigy, was born today in 1969 in London

Main Event Today

  • The Solidarity trade union in Poland was officially founded today in 1980, membership peaked at 10 million in September 1981

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Apple Dumpling Day

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