Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 14 May 2021
1940 On this day in history british troops occupies Sollum
1941 On this day in history german troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa
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 Allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history allies in London sentence German war criminals
1943 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany on December - 17.
1944 Japanese-Americans released from detention camps on December - 17.
1944 On December - 17 uS Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast
1944 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship on this day in history.
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 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 December - 17.
1947 New York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow on December - 17.
1947 On December - 17 nY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
1948 On this day in history edgar Istel, composer, dies at 68
1949 "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances on this day in history.
1949 On December - 17 david Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
1951 On December - 17 dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
1953 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history british Petroleum Company (BP) formed
1954 fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary IN) on this day in history.
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 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 December - 17.
1961 On December - 17 india seizes Goa and 2 other Portuguese colonies
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 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.