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Historical Events In December - 17

Monday, 19 April 2021

1749  On this day in history domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)  

1751  Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1770  The birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer on December - 17.  

1770  Johann Friedrich Schubert, composer on December - 17.  

1777  France recognizes independence of English colonies in America on this day in history.  

1778  On December - 17 hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)  

1788  On December - 17 russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov  

1790  On December - 17 aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City  

1791  NYC traffic regulation creates the 1-way street system on this day in history.  

1791  On December - 17 nYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street  

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

1792  Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city on this day in history.  

1797  Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism on December - 17.  

1798  On December - 17 first impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins  

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

1800  On this day in history gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary)  

1801  On December - 17 johan NMJ, king of Saxon (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)  

1807  On December - 17 the Milan Decree issued by Napoleon reiterates the paper blockade against British trade with the Continent  

1807  On December - 17 france issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.  

1807  On December - 17 john Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)  

1811  On this day in history john Antes, composer, dies at 71  

1819  On this day in history congress of Angostura establishes Columbia's independence from Spain  

1819  Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain on December - 17.  

1819  Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 on December - 17.  

1820  On this day in history frederick Tracy Dent, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892  

1821  Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history frederick West Lander, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862  

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

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

1830  On this day in history south American revolutionary hero Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia.  

1830  Jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie) on December - 17.  

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

1832  HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails in Strait Le Maire on December - 17.  

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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 December - 17.  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on this day in history.  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on this day in history.  

1619  On December - 17 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.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.  

0942  On this day in history death of william Longsword  

1187  On this day in history gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on this day in history.  

1213  On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  On December - 17 death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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