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Historical Events In December - 17

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1894  On this day in history arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra was born  

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

1894  Arthur Fiedler, Boston Mass, conductor (Boston Pops) on December - 17.  

1895  Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC on December - 17.  

1895  George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass) on this day in history.  

1899  On December - 17 frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle  

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

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

1900  Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslavia, composer/conductor on this day in history.  

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

1902  Simon Drach, writer on December - 17.  

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

1903  On this day in history the birth of Erskine Caldwell, American novelist  

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

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

1905  On this day in history joseph Heifitz, film director  

1906  On December - 17 fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))  

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

1910  On this day in history keki Khursedji Tarapore, cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India)  

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

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

1917  Louis Salvador Palange, composer on December - 17.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on this day in history.  

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 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.  

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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  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

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

1195  On this day in history 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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