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Historical Events In December - 17

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1965  Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages ($0.50) on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76 on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On December - 17 gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  On December - 17 harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On December - 17 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On this day in history uSAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On December - 17 arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On this day in history the Beach Boys played to royalty at Royal Albert Hall in London. Princess Margaret was in attendance and shook the royal jewelry to such classics as Good Vibrations, I Get Around and Help Me, Rhonda.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  Cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1972  New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On December - 17 erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101 on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  Lynette Fromme was sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  On this day in history frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  On December - 17 referendum approves new constitution of Rwanda  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On December - 17 budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Driver Stan Barrett became the first person in the world to travel faster than sound on land. He drove the Budweiser Rocket car at a top speed of 739.666 in a one-way run at Rogers Dry Lake,California on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On December - 17 members of the Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On this day in history leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On this day in history erik Christensen, NHL player  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history otto Gotsche, writer, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  On this day in history richard Kuklinski, a suspect in several murders, is arrested by undercover agents at a truck stop off the New Jersey Turnpike, marking the culmination of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' "Operation Iceman."  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Wayne Danke Schoen Newton won a $19.2 million judgment against NBC News, which had aired reports linking Newton to mob figures on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On this day in history bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  USS Tennessee, first sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On December - 17 don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On December - 17 john Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1992  On this day in history dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On this day in history north Korea shoots down a US Army helicopter when it strays north of the demilitarized zone.dec18  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64 on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1239  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1267  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1493  On this day in history birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  On December - 17 birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0535  On December - 17 death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0695  On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0942  Death of William Longsword on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1187  On this day in history gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1195  On December - 17 boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1273  On December - 17 death of rumi (b.1207)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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