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Historical Events In December - 17

Friday, 26 February 2021

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  On this day in history aL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it  

1920  On this day in history armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)  

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

1922  Eric Brand, diplomat on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history greek king George II overthrown by army/republic  

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

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

1925  Colonel William "Billy" Mitchell court-martial for insubordination on December - 17.  

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

1926  German Marx govt falls due to cooperation with red army on December - 17.  

1926  Jeremy Brooks, writer on December - 17.  

1926  On this day in history alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70  

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

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

1927  On this day in history richard Long, Chic Ill, actor (Prof-Nanny & the Professor)  

1928  On December - 17 john McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea  

1928  Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist on December - 17.  

1929  William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon) on December - 17.  

1930  Bob Guccione, [Robert C J Edwa], US publisher (Penthouse, Omni) on December - 17.  

1930  Peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

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  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 December - 17.  

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

1938  Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire on December - 17.  

1939  German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay on December - 17.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

1619  On this day in history 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  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  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  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

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

1195  On December - 17 boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies  

1213  On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

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

1471  On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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