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Historical Events In December - 17

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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 December - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1778  On this day in history hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)  

1788  Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov on this day in history.  

1790  Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City on December - 17.  

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

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

1792  On this day in history opening of first legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city  

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 December - 17.  

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

1798  1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins on December - 17.  

1800  On December - 17 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 this day in history the Milan Decree issued by Napoleon reiterates the paper blockade against British trade with the Continent  

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

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

1811  John Antes, composer, dies at 71 on December - 17.  

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

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

1819  Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 on this day in history.  

1820  Frederick Tracy Dent, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80  

1830  South American revolutionary hero Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia on this day in history.  

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 December - 17 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  On December - 17 birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)  

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

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on December - 17.  

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

1273  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.  

1471  On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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