Historical Events In December - 17
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1940 On December - 17 british troops occupies Sollum
1941 German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa on December - 17.
1941 On this day in history hMS THRACIAN, lost while in Hong Kong - ran aground, dry-docked but damaged by Japanese bombing, later beached. Salvaged and served in Japanese Navy
1941 On this day in history 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 December - 17.
1943 On this day in history transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 On December - 17 japanese-Americans released from detention camps
1944 On this day in history uS Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast
1944 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history new York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
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 On this day in history "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances
1949 David Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72 on December - 17.
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 December - 17.
1954 On December - 17 fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary IN)
1955 On December - 17 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 December - 17 the Atlas U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile makes its inaugural test flight.
1957 On this day in history dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64
1959 On December - 17 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 Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53 on this day in history.
1962 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated on December - 17.
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 December - 17.