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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.  

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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  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 17.  

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on December - 17.  

1632  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1195  On this day in history boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies  

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

1273  Death of Rumi (b.1207) on this day in history.  

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

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