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Historical Events In December - 17

Monday, 15 August 2022

1894  Arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra was born on December - 17.  

1894  On December - 17 cricket day 3 1T Aus v Eng Eng 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st inn  

1894  On this day in history arthur Fiedler, Boston Mass, conductor (Boston Pops)  

1895  Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC on this day in history.  

1895  George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass) on December - 17.  

1899  Frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1900  First prize of 100,000 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history 1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy  

1900  On this day in history lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslavia, composer/conductor  

1902  Frank Wedekind's "Der Erdgeist," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

1902  On December - 17 simon Drach, writer  

1903  On December - 17 at 10 35 AM, first sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)  

1903  The birth of Erskine Caldwell, American novelist on this day in history.  

1903  At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright) on this day in history.  

1903  On December - 17 erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre)  

1903  On this day in history at 10:35 AM, first sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)  

1904  Dmitri B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [OS] on December - 17.  

1905  On this day in history joseph Heifitz, film director  

1906  On December - 17 fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer  

1907  On this day in history ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan  

1907  Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1908  On December - 17 willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))  

1909  Leopold II, king of Belgium, buried in Brussels on December - 17.  

1910  On December - 17 keki Khursedji Tarapore, cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India)  

1911  On December - 17 william Roerick, actor (Guiding Light)  

1913  On this day in history stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61  

1914  On this day in history jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities  

1914  Austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova Poland on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history mushtaq Ali, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's)  

1916  On December - 17 antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)  

1916  Grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated on this day in history.  

1917  Louis Salvador Palange, composer on this day in history.  

1919  Austria parliament approves 8-hour day on December - 17.  

1920  British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

1554  On this day in history birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

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

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1632  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.  

0695  On this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  Death of William Longsword on this day in history.  

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

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

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.  

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

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

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