Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 17, 2019:
38th calendar week
260th day of the year
105 days left until the end of the year
Star sign: Virgo Name day: Ariadne, Hildegard, Lambert, Robert
2018 - The 50s series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" wins eight prizes at the Emmys, among others as best comedy series. At the world's most important television award, the fantasy series "Game of Thrones" even comes up with nine awards, many of them in secondary categories such as make-up.
2017 - The documenta 14 in Kassel ends with a funding gap of 7.6 million euros. The state of Hesse and the city of Kassel, as shareholders of documenta, each take over half of the deficit.
1992 - In the Berlin restaurant "Mykonos" four Iranian exiled politicians are murdered.
1982 - With the resignation of the four FDP federal ministers, the social-liberal coalition ends in Bonn after 13 years.
1939 - After the attack of German troops on Poland, the Soviet Army occupies the eastern part of the country.
1931 - The first 33-by-3-minute long LP is unveiled in New York.
1889 - Allianz Versicherungs-AG, headquartered in Berlin, is founded.
1809 - After the defeat in the Swedish-Russian war, Sweden loses the status of a great power in the peace of Fredrikshamn. Sweden has to cede a large part of Finland and the Åland Islands.
1737 - Elector Georg August of Hannover opens the University of Göttingen, named after him, which is the first university to enjoy the privilege of teaching and research freedom.
1979 - Neill Blomkamp (40), South African director («District 9»)
1944 - Reinhold Messner (75), South Tyrolean mountaineer and author ("All my summits", "Yeti"), climbed all 14 eight-thousanders
1939 - Günther Fielmann (80), German entrepreneur, first eyewear shop 1972
1929 - Stirling Moss (90), British automobile racer, 16 Grand Prix victories 1955-61, four-time Formula One runner-up 1955-58
1919 - Helmuth Ashley (100), Austrian director («The Riddle of the Red Orchid», «Defiant Head»)
1994 - Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher («Logic of Research»), born. 1902
1179 - Hildegard von Bingen, German mystic and abbess, Benedictine, important polymath of her time, b. 1098