On this day in history, the Occupy Wall Street movement began in New York, September 17th, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Coverage: MSNBC Vs. Fox News
Occupy Wall Street Coverage: MSNBC Vs. Fox News

On this day in 2011, the movement that became known as Occupy Wall Street started in New York City.

Other Events on September 17th:
1862: The important Civil War Battle of Antietam took place in Maryland.
1983: Vanessa Williams was crowned the first African American Miss America.
1996: Oprah Winfrey launched her influential book club.
2001: Wall Street trading and pro sporting events resumed after a hiatus because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
2013: Startbucks released an open letter to their customers asking them to stop bringing guns to Starbucks outlets.

See photos from the Miss America 2015 pageant: