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Historical Events In December - 17

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1894  On this day in history 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  Arthur Fiedler, Boston Mass, conductor (Boston Pops) on December - 17.  

1895  On December - 17 anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC  

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

1902  On this day in history frank Wedekind's "Der Erdgeist," premieres in Berlin  

1902  On this day in history 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 December - 17.  

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

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

1905  Joseph Heifitz, film director on December - 17.  

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

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

1911  On this day in history william Roerick, actor (Guiding Light)  

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

1914  Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities on December - 17.  

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

1917  On December - 17 louis Salvador Palange, composer  

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

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 December - 17.  

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  On December - 17 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 December - 17.  

1638  On December - 17 birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  

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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 December - 17.  

0942  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

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

1195  On this day in history boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies  

1213  On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  On this day in history death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.  

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