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Historical Events In December - 17

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1995  On this day in history lila Clark Knapp, publisher, dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  On December - 17 intel Corporation and the Energy Department announced the development of a high-speed computer capable of performing more than one trillion calculations per second.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  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 on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  On December - 17 reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  French sailor François Gabart sets round-the-world record for fastest solo navigation of the globe in 42 days 16 hours on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  On December - 17 terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m) on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  On December - 17 sebastián Piñera wins Chile's presidential election run-off returning to office after 4 years  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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2017  Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  US military confirms it has killed 62 fighters from Islamist group al-Shabab in air strikes in Somalia on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  On December - 17 uS poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  Malaysia files criminal charges against US bank Goldman Sachs for it role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster's word of the year is "justice" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  New reports to US Senate say Russian propaganda efforts on social media much more extensive than thought, including targeting African Americans on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2019  Shandong, China's first fully domestically built aircraft carrier, enters naval service on December - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1239  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1267  On December - 17 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  On December - 17 birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  On this day in history birth of ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1632  On this day in history birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1638  On December - 17 birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0535  On this day in history death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0695  On this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0942  On this day in history death of william Longsword  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

1273  On this day in history 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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