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Historical Events For May - 17

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

1938  The birth of Dennis Hopper, American film actor on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1939  On May - 17 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  Click To Search About This In Google

1939  On May - 17 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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1939  Sweden, Norway and Finland reject Germany's non-aggression pact on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1939  On May - 17 1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball  Click To Search About This In Google

1940  On May - 17 germany begins the invasion of France  Click To Search About This In Google

1940  On this day in history germany occupies Brussels, Belgium  Click To Search About This In Google

1940  The Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1940  Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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1942  On May - 17 dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler  Click To Search About This In Google

1943  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; on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1943  On this day in history montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On this day in history allied air raid on Surabaja, Java  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On this day in history chinese/US armed forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On May - 17 general Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On this day in history operation Straightline Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On May - 17 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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On May - 17 operation Straightline: Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea  Click To Search About This In Google

1945  On this day in history 2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu  Click To Search About This In Google

1945  On this day in history jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1946  On this day in history kVP Labor/Communists win first post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections  Click To Search About This In Google

1946  President Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1948  On May - 17 israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi  Click To Search About This In Google

1948  Soviet Union recognized Israel on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1949  On this day in history british government recognizes Republic of Ireland  Click To Search About This In Google

1950  On this day in history eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67  Click To Search About This In Google

1951  Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66 on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1953  Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73 on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1954  Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1955  Dutch Government of Drees resigns on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1955  On this day in history alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1957  On this day in history canadian National opens a 40 mile diversion of its Montréal to Toronto main line required in the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Click To Search About This In Google

1957  Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (District of Columbia) on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In May - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1155  Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1443  On May - 17 birth of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England  Click To Search About This In Google

1444  Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Birth of Venus) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1451  Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg was born on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1490  Albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia was born on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1551  Martinus A del Rio, Spanish/South Neth lawyer/historian/theologist was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1551  On May - 17 birth of martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1601)  Click To Search About This In Google

1568  Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In May - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1050  On this day in history guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1189  On this day in history death of minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)  Click To Search About This In Google

1336  On May - 17 death of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288)  Click To Search About This In Google

1365  On May - 17 death of louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328)  Click To Search About This In Google

1395  On this day in history death of constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm  Click To Search About This In Google

1464  Death of Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1510  Alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1521  Death of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478) on May - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

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