Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 14 May 2021
1995 Lila Clark Knapp, publisher, dies at 63 on December - 17.
1996 On this day in history intel Corporation and the Energy Department announced the development of a high-speed computer capable of performing more than one trillion calculations per second.
1996 Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96 on December - 17.
1997 On this day in history microsoft and Silicon Graphics Inc ended their conflict over the display of three-dimensional graphics online. The companies had engaged in a long battle over technical standards, which delayed development of graphics technology.
1997 Reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86 on December - 17.
2012 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan on this day in history.
2017 On December - 17 french sailor François Gabart sets round-the-world record for fastest solo navigation of the globe in 42 days 16 hours
2017 Terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine on December - 17.
2017 On December - 17 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)
2017 On December - 17 sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years
2017 On this day in history brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires
2017 Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - record for Chinese paintings on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history cBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout
2018 US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia on this day in history.
2018 On December - 17 uS poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri
2018 Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal on December - 17.
2018 Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice" on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth
2018 New reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans on December - 17.
2019 Shandong, China's first fully domestically built aircraft carrier, enters naval service on December - 17.