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