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.