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Historical Events In December - 17

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1940  British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.  

1941  German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa on this day in history.  

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 December - 17.  

1941  On December - 17 dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor  

1942  Allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews on December - 17.  

1942  Allies in London sentence German war criminals on this day in history.  

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  US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast on December - 17.  

1944  On December - 17 green Bay Packers win NFL championship  

1944  Pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26 on December - 17.  

1946  On this day in history uS V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM  

1946  On December - 17 bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea  

1946  Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84 on December - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1948  Edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1949  "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances on this day in history.  

1949  David Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1951  On December - 17 dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants  

1953  On December - 17 dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad  

1954  On December - 17 british Petroleum Company (BP) formed  

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

1955  On this day in history carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes. Less than 48 hours later, he recorded it at the Sun Studios in Memphis.  

1956  Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48 on December - 17.  

1957  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  

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 December - 17.  

1961  On December - 17 marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53  

1962  Current constitution of Monaco promulgated on this day in history.  

1962  Thomas Mitchell, US, actor (Outlaw), dies of cancer at 70 on December - 17.  

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 December - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  On this day in history birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)  

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

1493  On December - 17 birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on this day in history.  

1619  On December - 17 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  On this day in history 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 December - 17.  

0695  On December - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

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