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Historical Events In December - 17

Monday, 25 January 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 December - 17.  

1770  On December - 17 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  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 December - 17.  

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

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

1791  NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street on December - 17.  

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

1792  On December - 17 opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city  

1797  On this day in history joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism  

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  Gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary) on December - 17.  

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 December - 17.  

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

1807  John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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  Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80 on December - 17.  

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

1830  Jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie) on this day in history.  

1830  Simon Bolivar, president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Colombia on December - 17.  

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  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 December - 17.  

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  On December - 17 birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

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 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  On December - 17 death of william Longsword  

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 December - 17.  

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

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.  

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