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Historical Events In December - 17

Friday, 03 July 2020

1894  On December - 17 arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra was born  

1894  Cricket day 3 1T Aus v Eng Eng 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st inn on this day in history.  

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

1895  On this day in history anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC  

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 December - 17.  

1900  First prize of 100,000 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy on December - 17.  

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 December - 17.  

1902  On this day in history simon Drach, writer  

1903  At 10 35 AM, first sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright) on December - 17.  

1903  The birth of Erskine Caldwell, American novelist on December - 17.  

1903  At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright) on December - 17.  

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

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

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

1905  Joseph Heifitz, film director on December - 17.  

1906  Fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer on this day in history.  

1907  Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan on December - 17.  

1907  Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83 on December - 17.  

1908  Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) on December - 17.  

1909  On this day in history leopold II, king of Belgium, buried in Brussels  

1910  Keki Khursedji Tarapore, cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India) on December - 17.  

1911  William Roerick, actor (Guiding Light) on December - 17.  

1913  On December - 17 stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61  

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

1914  On this day in history austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova Poland  

1914  Mushtaq Ali, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's) on this day in history.  

1916  Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes) on this day in history.  

1916  Grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated on December - 17.  

1917  Louis Salvador Palange, composer on December - 17.  

1919  On December - 17 austria parliament approves 8-hour day  

1920  On this day in history british Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru  

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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  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

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

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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  On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  On this day in history death of william Longsword  

1187  On December - 17 gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  

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

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