September 17 is the 17th day in September.
1859 -- Self-coronation of Emperor Norton I of US,
in Frisco. America's Greatest Ruler.
1861 -- A new theater, Tucker's Hall, opens with a
performance of "Norton the First," or "An Emperor
for a Day." 
1864 -- Albert Theodore Schroeder lives ... met &
came to know the liberals, socialists, radicals &
anarchists whose civil liberties he worked to uphold
1883 -- William Carlos Williams lives
1897 -- US: Portland editor A. J. Pope arrested & jailed
for sending "obscene" material in the anarchist "Firebrand"
through the mail. Abe Isaak & Henry Addis, the other
"Firebrand" editors, are arrested within the next few
days on the same charge.
1900 -- US: Ton of Trouble?: 100,000 Pennsylvania
anthracite coal miners go on strike.
1935 -- Hippie bus driver, psychedelician, author Ken Kesey lives.
1939 -- Soviet troops invade Poland, jointly occupying
it with Nazis. Poland is not be free of Soviet
domination for another 60 years.
1960 -- Mobs attack the US embassy in Panama in a
dispute over the flying of the US & Panamanian flags.
1961 -- England: 1,314 arrested in anti-bomb sit-down,
Trafalgar Square, London, while Bertrand Russell sits
in jail since his arrest on September 13.
1967 -- The Doors perform "Light My Fire" & "People
are Strange" on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Prior to the
show, Sullivan asked Jim Morrison to change or omit
the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" ...
Morrison sang it anyway.
1980 -- Former US-supported Terrorist Beloved & Respected
Comrade Leader Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza assassinated.
1998 -- Australia: Huge (sic) Run on Viagra? Soldiers are officially
given the all-clear to use performance-enhancing drugs to improve
2001 -- US: America returns to normal following the September 11
"Attack on America".
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