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Historical Events In December - 17

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1940  British troops occupies Sollum on December - 17.  

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

1942  On December - 17 allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews.  

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  On this day in history japanese-Americans released from detention camps  

1944  US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

1946  Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1947  On December - 17 new York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow  

1947  NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow on this day in history.  

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  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  Dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad on December - 17.  

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

1954  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1956  Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

1957  On December - 17 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  On December - 17 marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53  

1962  On this day in history current constitution of Monaco promulgated  

1962  Thomas Mitchell, US, actor (Outlaw), dies of cancer at 70 on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history 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.  

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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  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on December - 17.  

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

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on December - 17.  

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 December - 17.  

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.  

0695  On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  Death of William Longsword on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.  

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