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.