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Historical Events In December - 17

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1894  On this day in history 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 December - 17.  

1894  Arthur Fiedler, Boston Mass, conductor (Boston Pops) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle  

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

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

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  Simon Drach, writer on this day in history.  

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

1903  On December - 17 the birth of Erskine Caldwell, American novelist  

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

1903  Erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre) on December - 17.  

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

1904  On December - 17 dmitri B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [OS]  

1905  On December - 17 joseph Heifitz, film director  

1906  Fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer on December - 17.  

1907  On December - 17 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  Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) on this day in history.  

1909  Leopold II, king of Belgium, buried in Brussels on this day in history.  

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

1911  William Roerick, actor (Guiding Light) on this day in history.  

1913  Stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61 on December - 17.  

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  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 December - 17.  

1916  On December - 17 grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated  

1917  Louis Salvador Palange, composer on December - 17.  

1919  On this day in history austria parliament approves 8-hour day  

1920  On December - 17 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  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.  

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  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on December - 17.  

1619  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

0942  On December - 17 death of william Longsword  

1187  Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on December - 17.  

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  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on this day in history.  

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

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