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Historical Events For May - 17

Monday, 23 October 2017

1938  The birth of Dennis Hopper, American film actor on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  On May - 17 british issue the Palestine "White Paper" fixing the upper limit to 75,000 Jews to be admitted into Palestine over the next five years.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  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 on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  Sweden, Norway and Finland reject Germany's non-aggression pact on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  Germany begins the invasion of France on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  On this day in history germany occupies Brussels, Belgium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  The Belgian government moves to Ostend because of invading German forces on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  On May - 17 germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1942  On May - 17 dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Send On Whatsapp

1943  Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  On this day in history chinese/US armed forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Operation Straightline Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Operation Straightline: Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  On this day in history 2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  On this day in history jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On May - 17 kVP Labor/Communists win first post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On May - 17 president Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  Israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  Soviet Union recognized Israel on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  On May - 17 british government recognizes Republic of Ireland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67 on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  On this day in history eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  On May - 17 dutch Government of Drees resigns  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  On May - 17 alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  Canadian National opens a 40 mile diversion of its Montréal to Toronto main line required in the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  On May - 17 prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (District of Columbia)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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 May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1443  On this day in history birth of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1444  Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Birth of Venus) was born on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1451  On May - 17 birth of engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1490  On this day in history birth of albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1551  On May - 17 birth of martinus A del Rio, Spanish/South Neth lawyer/historian/theologist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1551  On May - 17 birth of martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1601)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1568  Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer was born on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In May - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1050  Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1189  Death of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1336  Death of Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288) on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1365  Death of Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328) on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1395  On this day in history death of constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1464  On this day in history death of thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1510  Alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1521  Death of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478) on May - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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