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Historical Events In December - 17

Sunday, 28 November 2021

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

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

1895  On December - 17 george Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)  

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

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

1900  1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy on December - 17.  

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 December - 17 simon Drach, writer  

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

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

1903  On December - 17 at 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)  

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  On this day in history dmitri B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [OS]  

1905  On this day in history joseph Heifitz, film director  

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

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 December - 17.  

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

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

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

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

1914  Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities on this day in history.  

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  Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes) on December - 17.  

1916  On this day in history grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated  

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

1919  Austria parliament approves 8-hour day on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on December - 17.  

1619  On this day in history birth of ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician  

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on December - 17.  

1632  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history death of william Longsword  

1187  Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on this day in history.  

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

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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

1471  On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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