December 17 in History – What happened on 17 December in Past

✅ Published on December 17th, 2019 in December in History

17 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 17, the day number in a year is 351 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 352. December 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 17 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
497The temple to the Roman god Saturn was dedicated in the Roman Forum; its anniversary was celebrated as Saturnalia.
546After a nearly year-long siege, Ostrogoths led by Totila sackedRome.
942William I Longsword of Normandy was ambushed and assassinated by supporters of Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, while the two were at a peace conference to settle their differences.
1398The Mongol emperor Timurlang captured Delhi. Delhi plundered by looting and slaughtering.
1583Cologne War-Forces under Ernest of Bavaria defeated the troops under Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg at the Siege of Godesberg.
1645Nur Jahan Begum, wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, died.
1718The Empire of the Roman Empire, Great Britain and the Dutch Republic France formally joined France in declaring Spain's war, triggering a quadruple coalition war.
1777France recognized the independence of the British colonies in America.
1790The Aztec calendar stone now a symbol of modern Mexican culture, was excavated in the Zócalo, Mexico City main square.
1797Napoleon made a successful French charge against Fort l \ aiguillet to secure Tallon.
1819The Republic of Gran Colombia in South America was established, with Simón Bolívar as its first president.
1891Drexel University in Philadelphia was inaugurated as the Drexel Institute of Arts, Sciences and Industry.
1903In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright aboard the Wright Flyer conducted the first successful flight of a powered fixed-wing aircraft.
1903The Wright brothers first flew an aircraft called \ The Flyer. This 12-second flight revolutionized the world.
1907Ugyen Wangchuk became the first hereditary king of Bhutan.
1918About 1,000 demonstrators marched on Government House in Darwin, Australia, where they burn an effigy of Administrator John Gilruth and demanded his resignation.
1926A coup d'état by the Lithuanian military replaced the democratically elected President Kazys Grinius with Antanas Smetona.
1928To avenge the murder of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev killed British police officer John Sanders, who charged him with sticks.
1938German chemist Otto Han discovered nuclear fission of uranium.
1940Mahatma Gandhi postponed the individual Satyagraha movement.
1944Nazi troops under Joachim Peiper killed unarmed prisoners ofwar, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, with machine guns nearMalmedy, Belgium.
1949Burma now Myanmar) recognized communist China.
1951The Civil Rights Congress, an American civil rights group,presented a document to the United Nations Genocide Convention chargingthe United States government with genocide against African Americans.
1960A US Air Force Convair C-131 Samaritan crashed shortly after take-off into downtown Munich due to fuel contamination, killing all 20 people on board as well as 32 more on the ground.
1970Soldiers fired at workers emerging from trains in Gdynia, Poland, beginning the government's brutal crackdown on mass anti-communist protests across the country.
1971The third war between India and Pakistan ended after Bangladesh came into existence as a result of the partition of Pakistan.
1981The Emergency Mobilization Board was established in the United States by order of President Reagan.
1987Mega Man was released in Japan.
1989The Simpsons, currently the longest-running American prime time entertainment series, made its debut on the Fox television network with the episode 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire'.
1992General Suwa finds a tooth of 4.4 million-year-old Australopithecus ramidus.
1993Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54).
1993Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds Barbara Feltus (27).
1994KLM's last DC-10 goes out of service.
1996National Football League was launched.
1998American and British bomb years heavily bombed Iraq under \ Operation Desert Fox.
2004President Bush signs the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act of 2004 which reorganizes intelligence agencies and creates the position of national security director.
2005King Jig Sigme Wanchuk of Bhutan was removed from power.
2009The sinking of the cargo ship MV Danny F2 off the coast of Lebanon killed 40 people and over 28,000 animals.
2010The first ever HIV infection is announced in the Cook Islands.
2010Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire inprotest to police harassment, triggering the Tunisian Revolution.
2011In the Philippines, flash floods from Tropical Storm Washi killed at least 400 people, with more missing.
2012Outgoing U.S. Senator Jim DeMint is replaced by GOP Congressman Tim Scott, the first black senator from the South since 1881.
2013It is announced that Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, KISS and Cat Stevens will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
2013The Istanbul Security Directory detained 47 people, most of them members of the ruling Justice and Development Party, on charges of corruption.
2013Angela Merkel was elected to the post of Chancellor of Germany for the third time.
2014The U.S. will end its 1960 embargo and reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba; the agreement took place after an exchange of three Cuban spies for aid worker Alan Gross and an unnamed American spy.
2014America and Cuba restored diplomatic relations again after 55 years.

Famous Birthdays of December 17 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1937Art Neville / Singer / United States of America
1967Karsten Neitzel / Footballer / Germany
1807John Greenleaf Whittier / Poet / United States of America
1760Deborah Sampson / Soldier / United States of America
1976Nir Davidovich / Footballer / Israel
1987Bo Guagua / Business Man / China
1968Paul Tracy / Racing Car Driver / Canada
1894Wim Schermerhorn / Engineer / Netherlands
1912Edward Short / Politician / United Kingdom
1953Bill Pullman / Actor / United States of America
1964Frank Musil / Ice Hockey Player / Czech Republic
1946Simon Bates / Radio Host / United Kingdom
1956Totka Petrova / Runner / Bulgaria
1959Bob Stinson / Writer / United States of America
1905Mohd. Hidayatullah / Politician / India
1921Hari Dev Joshi / Politician / India
1974Charl Langeveldt / Cricketer / South Africa
1937Kerry Packer / Business Man / Australia
1835Alexander Emanuel Agassiz / Engineer / United States of America
1950Maurice Peoples / Sprinter / United States of America
1982Ryan Moats / Footballer / United States of America
1749Domenico Cimarosa / Educator / Italy
1948Valery Belousov / Ice Hockey Player / Russia
1913Burt Baskin / Business Man / United States of America
1955Brad Davis / Basketball Player / United States of America
1904Paul Cadmus / Painter / United States of America
1923Jaroslav Pelikan / Historian / United States of America
1931Gerald Finnerman / Director / United States of America
1770Ludwig Van Beethoven / Musician / United States of America
1934Ray Wilson / Footballer / United Kingdom

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