The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.
Observed each year on the third Friday in September, this is a time for Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have been prisoners of war (POW) or are still missing in action (MIA). It is also a time to recognize how difficult this is for their families, to honor their courage, and to offer support. The day also serves to renew the commitment to account for all those missing from past wars and conflicts, and to work toward locating the remains of fallen soldiers and returning them home for burial.
2017: Earth received the last radio signals from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, at 7:55 a.m. EDT. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 7 years to reach Saturn. There, it spent 13 years gathering data about the planet and its moons, until the craft's fuel was almost exhausted. Its mission ended when operators purposely had it dive into Saturn's atmosphere to disintegrate.