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Historical Events In December - 17

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1940  British troops occupies Sollum on December - 17.  

1941  On this day in history german troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa  

1941  HMS THRACIAN, lost while in Hong Kong - ran aground, dry-docked but damaged by Japanese bombing, later beached. Salvaged and served in Japanese Navy on this day in history.  

1941  Dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews.  

1942  On this day in history allies in London sentence German war criminals  

1943  On this day in history transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany  

1944  Japanese-Americans released from detention camps on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 17 uS Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast  

1944  On this day in history green Bay Packers win NFL championship  

1944  On this day in history pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26  

1946  US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM on December - 17.  

1946  Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84  

1947  New York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow on December - 17.  

1947  NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow on December - 17.  

1948  On December - 17 edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68  

1949  "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances on December - 17.  

1949  On December - 17 david Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72  

1951  Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants on December - 17.  

1953  On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad  

1954  British Petroleum Company (BP) formed on this day in history.  

1954  On December - 17 fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary IN)  

1955  Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes. Less than 48 hours later, he recorded it at the Sun Studios in Memphis on December - 17.  

1956  On December - 17 eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48  

1957  On December - 17 the Atlas U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile makes its inaugural test flight.  

1957  Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64 on December - 17.  

1959  On the Beach premiered this day at the Astor Theatre in New York City -- and in 17 other cities. It was the first motion picture to debut simultaneously in major cities around the world on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil  

1961  India seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53  

1962  On December - 17 current constitution of Monaco promulgated  

1962  On December - 17 thomas Mitchell, US, actor (Outlaw), dies of cancer at 70  

1963  The U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act, a sweeping set of laws designed to protect the environment from air pollution. It was the first legislation to place pollution controls on the automobile industry 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 this day in history.  

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

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on this day in history.  

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  On December - 17 birth of prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)  

1632  On December - 17 birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on December - 17.  

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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 December - 17.  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.  

0942  On December - 17 death of william Longsword  

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

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

1213  On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

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

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

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