17th September

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1982 Massacre of Palestinians Lebanese Christian militiamen massacre hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon.
1978 Camp David Peace Accord signed Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin sign two frameworks for peace in Washington. The peace accord had been brokered by President Jimmy Carter at his Camp David retreat.
1978 Willi Messerschmitt dies German aircraft designer Willi Messerschmitt dies
1976 NASA - Space Shuttle NASA unveils the Space Shuttle during a ceremony in Palmdale, California.
1970 King Hussein orders attack on guerillas King Hussein launches an attack on Palestinian guerillas in Jordan.
1956 Norman Buckley takes the water speed record. Manchester solicitor, Norman Buckley, breaks the one hour world water speed record in his boat on Windemere in the Lake District, with an average speed of 70 miles per hour.
1944 World War 2 - Allies land in Netherlands Allied troops are parachuted behind enemy lines in the Netherlands.
1939 Soviet Union invades Poland The Soviet Union invades Poland during World War 2.
1934 Maureen Connolly is born Tennis player Maureen Connolly (Little Mo), is born in San Diego, California
1901 Francis Chichester is born Yachtsman Francis Chichester is born in Barnstaple, Devon.
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