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Historical Events In December - 17

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

1920  South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa on this day in history.  

1920  AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it on this day in history.  

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

1922  On this day in history last British troops leave Ireland Freestate  

1922  Eric Brand, diplomat on December - 17.  

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

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

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

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  On December - 17 rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam)  

1925  On December - 17 a N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies  

1926  On this day in history german Marx govt falls due to cooperation with red army  

1926  Jeremy Brooks, writer on this day in history.  

1926  On December - 17 alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70  

1927  On December - 17 uS sub 'S-4' sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard  

1927  Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours on this day in history.  

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

1928  On this day in history john McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea  

1928  On December - 17 marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist  

1929  William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon) on this day in history.  

1930  Bob Guccione, [Robert C J Edwa], US publisher (Penthouse, Omni) on this day in history.  

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  On December - 17 b H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay  

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  Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen & dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV on this day in history.  

1937  Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72 on December - 17.  

1938  On this day in history utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire  

1939  German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history the first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  On December - 17 birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)  

1267  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

1493  On December - 17 birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.  

0942  On this day in history death of william Longsword  

1187  On December - 17 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  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on this day in history.  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.  

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