Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 22 September 2023
1995 Lila Clark Knapp, publisher, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1996 Intel Corporation and the Energy Department announced the development of a high-speed computer capable of performing more than one trillion calculations per second on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history french sailor FranÃ§ois 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 this day in history.
2017 On this day in history "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)
2017 On this day in history sebastiÃ¡n PiÃ±era wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years
2017 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan in Bejing - record for Chinese paintings
2018 On this day in history cBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout
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 this day in history.
2018 Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice" on this day in history.
2018 Astronomers identify furtherest object in the solar system as 2018 VG18 (nicknamed Farout), 120 x further from the sun than earth on December - 17.
2018 On December - 17 new reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans
2019 Shandong, China's first fully domestically built aircraft carrier, enters naval service on this day in history.
2021 COVID-19 pandemic: The World Health Organization gives emergency use listing to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine on December - 17.