Historical Events In December - 17
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1940 British troops occupies Sollum on December - 17.
1941 On this day in history german troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa
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 this day in history.
1941 Dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews.
1942 On this day in history allies in London sentence German war criminals
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 On December - 17 uS Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast
1944 On this day in history 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 December - 17.
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 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 December - 17.
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 On December - 17 david Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
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 this day in history.
1954 On December - 17 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 December - 17.
1956 On December - 17 eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48
1957 On December - 17 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 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 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1961 On this day in history marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53
1962 On December - 17 current constitution of Monaco promulgated
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 this day in history.