Historical Events In December - 17
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1940 On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum
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 this day in history.
1941 On this day in history dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor
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 December - 17 transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 Japanese-Americans released from detention camps on December - 17.
1944 US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast on this day in history.
1944 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship on December - 17.
1944 On December - 17 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 On this day in history bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea
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 On this day in history nY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
1948 Edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1949 On December - 17 "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances
1949 On December - 17 david Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
1951 On this day in history dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
1953 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.
1954 British Petroleum Company (BP) formed on December - 17.
1954 fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary IN) on December - 17.
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 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 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 Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history india seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies
1961 Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53 on December - 17.
1962 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated on December - 17.
1962 Thomas Mitchell, US, actor (Outlaw), dies of cancer at 70 on December - 17.
1963 On December - 17 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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