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Historical Events In December - 17

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1920  On this day in history japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands  

1920  On this day in history south Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa  

1920  AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it on December - 17.  

1920  Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box) on December - 17.  

1922  Last British troops leave Ireland Freestate on December - 17.  

1922  On December - 17 eric Brand, diplomat  

1923  Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic on this day in history.  

1924  First US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx NY on this day in history.  

1924  On December - 17 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY  

1925  On December - 17 colonel William "Billy" Mitchell court-martial for insubordination  

1925  Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martial for insubordination on this day in history.  

1925  Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

1925  A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies on this day in history.  

1926  On December - 17 german Marx govt falls due to cooperation with red army  

1926  Jeremy Brooks, writer on December - 17.  

1926  Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70 on December - 17.  

1927  US sub 'S-4' sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard on December - 17.  

1927  Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours on December - 17.  

1927  Richard Long, Chic Ill, actor (Prof-Nanny & the Professor) on this day in history.  

1928  John McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea on December - 17.  

1928  On December - 17 marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist  

1929  On December - 17 william Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon)  

1930  On this day in history bob Guccione, [Robert C J Edwa], US publisher (Penthouse, Omni)  

1930  Peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36 on December - 17.  

1931  On December - 17 yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap & Co)  

1932  On December - 17 cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll  

1933  B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay on this day in history.  

1933  Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81 on December - 17.  

1935  First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane on December - 17.  

1936  On December - 17 ventriloquist Edgar Bergen & dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV  

1937  On December - 17 gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72  

1938  On December - 17 utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire  

1939  On this day in history german pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay  

1939  The first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian on this day in history.  

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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  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  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 December - 17.  

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  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.  

1273  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.  

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

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