Historical Events In December - 17
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1995 On December - 17 lila Clark Knapp, publisher, dies at 63
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 On December - 17 elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96
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 On December - 17 reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86
2012 On this day in history 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan
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 On this day in history terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine
2017 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m) on this day in history.
2017 Sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years on this day in history.
2017 On December - 17 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 December - 17.
2018 CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout on December - 17.
2018 On December - 17 uS military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia
2018 US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri on this day in history.
2018 Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal on December - 17.
2018 On December - 17 dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice"
2018 Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth on this day in history.
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 On this day in history shandong, China's first fully domestically built aircraft carrier, enters naval service.
2021 On this day in history cOVID-19 pandemic: The World Health Organization gives emergency use listing to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.
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