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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 2017: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2017?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2017 2017 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Irma, now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 kilometers per hour), is expected to resume strengthening this weekend increasing the danger when it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean next Thursday. (Weather Channel) (CNN) (National Hurricane Center)
  • 02 Sep 2017 Iraqi Civil War: Seven people are killed and 13 are injured after suicide bombers hit a state-run power station near the northern city of Samarra, Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)
  • 03 Sep 2017 Economy of Cambodia: The Cambodia Daily newspaper announces it will publish its final edition after being ordered to pay USD$6.3 million in taxes as a result of an investigation, initiated by Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, into private companies operating in Cambodia. (NPR)
  • 04 Sep 2017 Syrian Civil War: Syrian state television reports the Syrian Army reaches a point 3 kilometers from Deir ez-Zor, a city besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant since 2014. (Reuters)Two Russian soldiers, escorting the military staff ceasefire monitoring convoy, are killed in Deir ez-Zor Province by ISIL shelling. (Reuters)
  • 05 Sep 2017 Syrian Civil War: Siege of Deir ez-Zor (2014–17): The Syrian Army lifts the 28-month-long siege of Deir ez-Zor by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (Reuters) (BBC News)
  • 06 Sep 2017 Pastoral visits of Pope Francis: Pope Francis arrives in Colombia for a five-day visit. In early 2016, Francis promised he would visit the South American country once a civil war peace agreement was in place. (CNN) (Independent Catholic News)
  • 07 Sep 2017 Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War: It is suspected that Israeli jets bomb a military research facility near the city of Masyaf, Hama Governorate, killing at least two Syrian Army soldiers. The facility was rumoured to contain chemical weapons. (The Washington Post) (The Guardian)
  • 08 Sep 2017 Pope Francis pastoral visits: Pope Francis, responding to FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londoño's open letter asking for forgiveness for the suffering the group had inflicted on the country during his talk in Villavicencio, urges Colombians skeptical of the peace deal to be open to reconciliation. (Reuters) (Salem Radio Network)
  • 09 Sep 2017 Syrian Civil War: Siege of Deir ez-Zor (2014–17): The Syrian Army breaks the nine month long siege of the Deir ez-Zor Airport by ISIL militants. (Reuters)Deir ez-Zor offensive (September 2017–present): SDF announces an offensive against ISIL militants in northern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 10 Sep 2017 Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Russian airstrikes on several ferries attempting to cross the Euphrates near Deir ez-Zor kill at least 34 civilians, including 9 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (AFP via Daily Mail)
  • 11 Sep 2017 Sinai insurgency: Militants ambush a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killing 18 police and wounding seven others. (AP)
  • 12 Sep 2017 2016 United States presidential election: Hillary Clinton releases the book What Happened, a memoir about her most recent presidential campaign. Clinton has implied that she may not run again in 2020. (CNN)
  • 13 Sep 2017 War in Afghanistan: A suicide bombing occurs at a checkpoint near the Kabul International Cricket Stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least three people and injuring five. (Reuters)The United States Senate blocks an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that would have repealed the war authorizations for the use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan. (CNBC)
  • 14 Sep 2017 Iraqi Civil War: 2017 Nasiriyah attacks: Several members of ISIL stage multiple attacks on the outskirts of Nasiriyah in the southern Dhi Qar Governorate, killing at least 50 people and injuring 87 others. (BBC) (RT)
  • 15 Sep 2017 2017 Parsons Green bombing: An explosion on a train at the Parsons Green tube station in London injures 29. Scotland Yard is treating the incident as a terrorist attack. (The Guardian) (BBC)
  • 16 Sep 2017 Airlines of the Republic of Ireland: Irish low-cost airline Ryanair cancels 82 Sunday flights as the first step in a six-week program that will eliminate 40 to 50 flights daily to wipe out its crew vacation backlog in order to meet Irish Aviation Authority requirements by the end of this year. (Bloomberg)
  • 17 Sep 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: A roadside bomb kills five people in Bajaur, Pakistan. (Geo TV)
  • 18 Sep 2017 Northern Rakhine State clashes: A few hundred pro-government protesters gather in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon, condemning Rohingya militants as well as perceived foreign interference in the Rakhine conflict. (MSN)
  • 19 Sep 2017 2017 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Maria: Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Dominica as a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph (260 km/h). Maria is the second category 5 hurricane to make landfall at that intensity in the 2017 season, making this and 2007 the only seasons on record to feature this occurrence. (National Hurricane Center)
  • 20 Sep 2017 Economy of the United States: The U.S. Federal Reserve announces its benchmark interest rate will not change this month, though it expects an increase by the end of the year, along with three increases in 2018 and two in 2019. The Federal Reserve also says its balance sheet reduction program will begin in October. (CNBC)
  • 21 Sep 2017 Syrian Civil War: Russian and Syrian warplanes carry out airstrikes in southern Idlib, killing three civilians and wounding others. (Iraqi News)
  • 22 Sep 2017 Transport in London: Transport for London announces that it will not issue Uber a new private hire license. (BBC)
  • 23 Sep 2017 Apocalypticism: Conspiracy theorist and book author David Meade predicted that a mythological rogue planet known as Nibiru (sometimes known as Planet X) would collide with Earth and that the world would end on this day.(FoxNews)
  • 24 Sep 2017 Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: A Russian lieutenant general, Valery Asapov, is killed by mortar fire from ISIL militants near the city of Deir ez-Zor, according to the Russian Defence Ministry. Asapov has been described as one of the senior Russian military advisers in Syria. (Al Arabiya)
  • 25 Sep 2017 Northern Rakhine State clashes: A mass grave of 28 Hindus, including children, allegedly slain by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, is discovered by the Myanmar Army. (The Australian)
  • 26 Sep 2017 2017 Har Adar shooting: Three Israelis are killed and one other is wounded after a Palestinian gunman opens fire in an entrance to the Israeli settlement of Har Adar in the West Bank. (Reuters)
  • 27 Sep 2017 Syrian Civil War: Russian aircraft carry out air strikes on the Christian-majority Qaina and Yaqobia villages, in the western countryside of Idlib, killing a child and injuring 5 others. (Iraqi News)Five Russian warplanes bombard the city of al-Tamane’a with rockets, bombs, and Bunker-Buster missiles, wounding several civilians and causing a significant damage to the area, and causing large number of civilians to flee. (Iraqi News)
  • 28 Sep 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant releases footage which apparently show its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urging his followers to expand their attacks against "crusaders and apostates". (Los Angeles Times)
  • 29 Sep 2017 War in Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants attack a military base outside the Somalian capital Mogadishu, with 15 soldiers reported dead. (Reuters)
  • 30 Sep 2017 2017 Edmonton attack: In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, near Commonwealth Stadium, a man drives into a police officer and then stabs the officer. The suspect fled the scene and was later arrested that night following a police pursuit, where four pedestrians were hit by the suspect in a rental truck. Police are investigating the incident as an act of terrorism. (Edmonton Journal), (Reuters)
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Despacito
  2. - Look What You Made Me Do
  3. - Wild Thoughts
  4. - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  5. - 1-800-273-8255

Movies

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Ikiru

Ikiru

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Country: United States of America

Sunrise

Sunrise

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Country: United States of America

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Country: United States of America

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Country: United States of America

The Thin Man

The Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in September 2017?
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Enigma by Catherine Coulter

Enigma

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From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter comes the heart-stopping twenty-first installment of the electrifying FBI Thriller series.After Savich stops a crazy man from harming a pregnant woman, the man unexpectedly falls into a coma.

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon

To Be Where You Are

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the fourteenth novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuring three generations of Kavanaghs. After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need …

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

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He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness...

It by Stephen King

It

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Now a major motion picture Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil …

Unbelievable by Katy Tur

Unbelievable

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in JournalismCalled "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC …