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Historical Events Happened In May - 17

Thursday, 30 July 2015

1938  On this day in history the birth of Dennis Hopper, American film actor  

1939  British issue the Palestine "White Paper" fixing the upper limit to 75,000 Jews to be admitted into Palestine over the next five years on this day in history.  

1939  King George VI 1895-1952 and Queen Elizabeth disembark at Wolfe's Cove from the CP ship Empress of Australia to start a month-long royal visit to Canada on May - 17.  

1939  On this day in history royal Tour of Canada commences with the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Wolfe's Cove, Quebec on the Empress of Canada. The 12 car train, (five from CP, five from CN and the two vice-regal cars), in royal blue and aluminum, left Quebec City on May 18. A pilot train, carrying officials and the press, preceeded the royal train by one hour and no other trains were permitted to travel within this period. The travel arrangements were shared by the two railways with CP being responsible for the westward journey to Victoria. CP used 4-6-4 locomotives 2850 and 2851 for the royal and pilot trains respectively, except for the Ottawa to Brighton, Ont, section, which was over CN track. 2850 hauled the royal train without change right through to Vancouver, a total distance of 3224 miles. Royal crowns were affixed to the running boards of both locomotives and these were eventually fitted to the entire class (2820-2864) which, following approval from their majesties, came to be known as Royal Hudsons.  

1939  Sweden, Norway and Finland reject Germany's non-aggression pact on May - 17.  

1939  1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball on May - 17.  

1940  On this day in history germany begins the invasion of France  

1940  On May - 17 germany occupies Brussels, Belgium  

1940  On this day in history the Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces  

1940  Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France on May - 17.  

1942  Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler on this day in history.  

1943  On May - 17 only 8 of the 17 British and Canadian Lancasters of the Dambusters Squadron return from breaching the Mohne and the Eder dams in Germany's industrial Ruhr basin;  

1943  Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65 on May - 17.  

1944  On this day in history allied air raid on Surabaja, Java  

1944  On May - 17 chinese/US armed forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma  

1944  General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history operation Straightline Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea  

1944  On this day in history the Bureau of Aeronautics authorized CGAS Floyd Bennett Field to collaborate with the Sperry Gyroscope Company in making an automatic pilot installation in a HNS-1 helicopter.  

1944  Operation Straightline: Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea on May - 17.  

1945  On this day in history 2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu  

1945  Jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies on this day in history.  

1946  KVP Labor/Communists win first post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections on May - 17.  

1946  President Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike on this day in history.  

1948  On May - 17 israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi  

1948  Soviet Union recognized Israel on May - 17.  

1949  On this day in history british government recognizes Republic of Ireland  

1950  Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67 on May - 17.  

1951  Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66 on May - 17.  

1953  On May - 17 eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73  

1954  Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision on this day in history.  

1955  Dutch Government of Drees resigns on this day in history.  

1955  Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies on this day in history.  

1957  On May - 17 canadian National opens a 40 mile diversion of its Montréal to Toronto main line required in the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  

1957  Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (District of Columbia) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1155  Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225) was born on this day in history.  

1443  On May - 17 birth of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England  

1444  Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Birth of Venus) was born on May - 17.  

1451  Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg was born on this day in history.  

1490  On May - 17 birth of albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia  

1551  On this day in history birth of martinus A del Rio, Spanish/South Neth lawyer/historian/theologist  

1551  Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1601) was born on May - 17.  

1568  On May - 17 birth of christoph Thomas Walliser, composer  

Famous Deaths In May - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1050  Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies on this day in history.  

1189  Death of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159) on this day in history.  

1336  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288)  

1365  Death of Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328) on this day in history.  

1395  Death of Constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm on May - 17.  

1464  Death of Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427) on this day in history.  

1510  On this day in history alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65  

1521  Death of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

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