Historical Events In December - 17
Monday, 03 August 2020
1940 British troops occupies Sollum on this day in history.
1941 On December - 17 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 On December - 17 dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor
1942 Allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews on this day in history.
1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals on this day in history.
1943 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany on December - 17.
1944 On this day in history japanese-Americans released from detention camps
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 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 December - 17.
1946 Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea on December - 17.
1946 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84 on December - 17.
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 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 this day in history david Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
1951 On this day in history dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
1953 On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch' 10th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
1954 British Petroleum Company (BP) formed on December - 17.
1954 fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary IN) on December - 17.
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 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 Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil on this day in history.
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 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated on this day in history.
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.