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Historical Events In December - 17

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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  On December - 17 aL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it  

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 this day in history eric Brand, diplomat  

1923  On December - 17 greek king George II overthrown by army/republic  

1924  On this day in history first US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx NY  

1924  1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY on this day in history.  

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 this day in history rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam)  

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

1926  German Marx govt falls due to cooperation with red army on this day in history.  

1926  On December - 17 jeremy Brooks, writer  

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

1927  On this day in history uS sub 'S-4' sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard  

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

1927  Richard Long, Chic Ill, actor (Prof-Nanny & the Professor) on December - 17.  

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

1928  Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist on December - 17.  

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 December - 17.  

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

1931  On this day in history yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap & Co)  

1932  Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll on December - 17.  

1933  On December - 17 b H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay  

1933  On this day in history hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81  

1935  On this day in history first flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.  

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

1937  On this day in history gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72  

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

1939  On December - 17 german pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay  

1939  The first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian on December - 17.  

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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 December - 17 birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on December - 17.  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on December - 17.  

1619  On December - 17 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  On December - 17 birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

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  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.  

0695  On this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1471  On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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