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Historical Events In December - 17

Friday, 03 July 2020

1920  On December - 17 japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands  

1920  On December - 17 south Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa  

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

1920  On December - 17 armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)  

1922  Last British troops leave Ireland Freestate on this day in history.  

1922  Eric Brand, diplomat on December - 17.  

1923  Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic on December - 17.  

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

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

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

1925  On this day in history col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martial for insubordination  

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

1925  On this day in history 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  Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1927  On this day in history 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  Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist on December - 17.  

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

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

1930  On December - 17 peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36  

1931  Yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap & Co) on December - 17.  

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

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

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

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  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 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  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on December - 17.  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on December - 17.  

1493  On this day in history 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  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 December - 17.  

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  On this day in history 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 December - 17.  

1195  On December - 17 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 December - 17.  

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

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