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Historical Events In December - 17

Thursday, 30 June 2022

1749  Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto) on this day in history.  

1751  On December - 17 kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62  

1770  On this day in history ludwig Van Beethoven was born on Dec. 16, 1770 (baptized on Dec. 17, 1770)  

1770  On this day in history the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer  

1770  On this day in history johann Friedrich Schubert, composer  

1777  On this day in history france recognizes independence of English colonies in America  

1778  Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements) on December - 17.  

1788  Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov on December - 17.  

1790  On this day in history aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City  

1791  On this day in history nYC traffic regulation creates the 1-way street system  

1791  On this day in history nYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street  

1792  Opening of first legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city on this day in history.  

1792  Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city on December - 17.  

1797  Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism on this day in history.  

1798  First impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins on December - 17.  

1798  On this day in history 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins  

1800  Gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary) on this day in history.  

1801  Johan NMJ, king of Saxon (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia) on December - 17.  

1807  The Milan Decree issued by Napoleon reiterates the paper blockade against British trade with the Continent on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history france issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.  

1807  On this day in history john Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)  

1811  John Antes, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1819  Congress of Angostura establishes Columbia's independence from Spain on this day in history.  

1819  Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain on this day in history.  

1819  On December - 17 samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887  

1820  On December - 17 frederick Tracy Dent, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892  

1821  Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons on December - 17.  

1821  Frederick West Lander, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 on this day in history.  

1824  John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect) on December - 17.  

1829  On December - 17 bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80  

1830  South American revolutionary hero Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia on December - 17.  

1830  On December - 17 jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie)  

1830  On December - 17 simon Bolivar, president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Colombia  

1832  On this day in history hMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails in Strait Le Maire  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on this day in history.  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on December - 17.  

1554  On December - 17 birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

1619  On this day in history birth of ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician  

1619  On December - 17 birth of prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)  

1632  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on December - 17.  

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on December - 17.  

Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On December - 17 death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.  

0942  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

1187  Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on this day in history.  

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on December - 17.  

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1273  On this day in history death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.  

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