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.