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December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining. November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year and has yet to occur. ... December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... January 2008 is the first month of the year and has yet to occur. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 4th redirects here. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Gregorian calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), with 13 days remaining until the end of the year. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (358th in leap years). ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (359th in leap years). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of the year and will begin in 2 day(s). ... 17 December 2005 (Saturday) Hong Kong police detain 900 protesters at the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2005 after an anti-globalization demonstration became violent. ... December 17, 2004 United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld faces criticism from both Democrats and Republicans following a dismissive reply to a soldier in Iraq when questioned about vehicle armor. ... December 17, 2003 Linux kernel 2. ... December 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events December 31, 2002 United States troops get into a brief gun battle with paramilitary forces of the Warzirstan Scouts of Pakistan, in a remote tribal area along the undefined Afghan/Pakistani border, in Paktia Province... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events: December 2 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection five days after Dynegy canceled a US$8. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in December, 2000. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Events December 17 - Pope Gaius succeeds Pope Eutychian December - Numerian was proclaimed Roman emperor by his soldiers. ... ... The Pope - Dan Munt , (or Pope of Rome) (from Latin: papa, Papa, father; from Greek: papas / = priest originating from πατήρ = father )[1], is the Bishop of Rome, the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the absolute monarch of Vatican City. ... Forum of Theodosius I built in Constantinople. ... St. ... The Pope - Dan Munt , (or Pope of Rome) (from Latin: papa, Papa, father; from Greek: papas / = priest originating from πατήρ = father )[1], is the Bishop of Rome, the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the absolute monarch of Vatican City. ... Events The Ostrogoths under Totila retake Rome from the Byzantine Empire. ... Combatants Byzantine Empire Ostrogoths Franks Visigoths Commanders Belisarius Narses Mundalias Germanus Justinus Liberius Theodoric the Great Witigis Totila The Gothic War, was a war fought in Italy in 535-552. ... This article deals with the continental Ostrogoths. ... Totila, born in Treviso, was king of the Ostrogoths, chosen after the death of his uncle Ildibad, having engineered the assassination of Ildibads short-lived successor his cousin Eraric in 541. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Events Kaminarimon, the eight-pillared gate to Japans Kinryuzan Sensouji Temple is erected. ... This article is about the ruler of Normandy. ... January 26 - Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake - thousands die. ... For the antipope (1378–1394) see antipope Clement VII and other Popes named Clement see Pope Clement. ... The Inquisition was an office of the Roman Catholic Church charged with suppressing heresy. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... Events Treaty of Nagyvarad. ... Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope from 1534 to 1549. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 - 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland, later King of Ireland, from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Events March 17 - formation of the Cathay Company to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold May 28 - Publication of the Bergen Book, better known as the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings. ... Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral, (c. ... 1586 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Emperor Go-Y&#333;zei (&#24460;&#38525;&#25104;&#22825;&#30343;) (December 31, 1572 - September 25, 1617) was the 107th imperial ruler of Japan. ... For the CPR ocean liner, see Empress of Japan. ... 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Henry IV of France, also Henry III of Navarre (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610), ruled as King of France from 1589 to 1610 and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610. ... Portrait of Marie de Medici. ... Events February 3 - Tulipmania collapses in Netherlands by government order February 15 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor December 17 - Shimabara Rebellion erupts in Japan Pierre de Fermat makes a marginal claim to have proof of what would become known as Fermats last theorem. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... Matsukura Shigeharu Son of Matsukura Shigemasa, this much hated Daimyo whose cruelty helped cause the Shimabara Rebellion was renown for dressing disobedient peasants in straw raincoats and then setting them on fire. ... // The Funj warrior aristocracy deposes the reigning mek and places one of their own ranks on the throne of Sennar. ... Louis XVI, born Louis-Auguste de France (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Beethoven in a portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Ludwig van Beethoven (IPA: ), (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer. ... Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Milan Decree was issued in 1807 by Napoleon I of France to enforce the Berlin Decree of 1806 which had initiated the Continental System that was the basis for his plan to defeat the British by waging economic warfare. ... The Continental System was a foreign-policy cornerstone of Napoleon I of France in his struggle against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The name Angostura may refer to Angostura bitters and the associated company Angostura Ltd. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Dublin and Kingstown Railway (D&KR), opened in 1834, was the first railway in Ireland. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Ulysses S. Grant[2] (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... General Order No. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), were two Americans generally credited with building the worlds first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ... The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I and occasionally Kitty Hawk) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. ... Kitty Hawk is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Buenos Aires Convention was a treaty proposed in 1910 which provided for copyright protection in all countries that were signatory to the convention, for a work created in any member country, where the work carries a notice containing a statement of reservation of rights. ... Articles with similar titles include copywrite. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants Nazi Germany United Kingdom New Zealand Commanders Hans Langsdorff Henry Harwood Strength 1 pocket battleship (Panzerschiffe) Admiral Graf Spee 1 heavy cruiser 2 light cruisers Casualties 1 pocket battleship scuttled 36 killed 1 heavy cruiser Exeter heavily damaged 72 killed The Battle of the River Plate (December 13, 1939... Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland class heavy cruiser which served with the Kriegsmarine of Germany during World War II. Originally classified as an armored ship (Panzerschiff), she was later reclassified as a heavy cruiser, and was referred to as a pocket battleship by the British. ... Kapitän zur See Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (March 20, 1894 – December 19, 1939) was a German naval officer, most famous for his command of the Panzerschiff (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of the River Plate. ... Department Montevideo Department Altitude 43 m Coordinates 34º 53S 56º 10W Founded 1726 Founder Bruno Mauricio de Zabala Population 1,325,968 (2004) (1st) Demonym Montevideano Phone Code +02 Postal Code 10000 Montevideo (IPA: ) is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... There have been two Sieges of Sevastopol, a Russian city on the Crimean peninsula: Siege of Sevastopol (1854) - during the Crimean War Siege of Sevastopol (1942) - during the Second World War This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ... Borneo is the third largest island in the world. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Germany Commanders Dwight D. Eisenhower Bernard Montgomery Omar N. Bradley George S. Patton, Jr. ... United States soldiers discover the aftermath of the Malmedy Massacre. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Waffen-SS recruitment poster; Volunteer to the Waffen-SS The Waffen-SS was the armed wing of the Schutzstaffel. ... The Kampfgruppe was a common combat formation used by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War. ... Joachim Peiper (January 30, 1915 - July 13, 1976) more often known as Jochen Peiper from the common German nickname for Joachim, was a senior Waffen-SS officer and commander in the Panzer campaigns of 1941-1945 and a convicted war criminal. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The ancient Hindu city of Goa, of which hardly a fragment survives, was built at the southernmost point of the island, and it was famous in early Hindu legend and history. ... Operation Vijay was the name of operation by Indian armed forces that led to the liberation of Goa, Daman and Diu and Anjidiv Islands from the Portuguese colonial holding in 1961. ... Goa   (Konkani: गोंय goṃya; Marathi: गोवा govā; Portuguese: Goa) is Indias smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population (after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... Harold Edward Holt CH (5 August 1908– presumed dead 17 December 1967) was an Australian politician who became the 17th Prime Minister of Australia from 1966 to 1967. ... Portsea is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... SALT I is the common name for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. ... Project Blue Book was one of a series of systematic studies of Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... UFO redirects here. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Monument to fallen Shipyard Workers in GdaÅ„sk. ... Gdynia (IPA: , German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian: ) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at GdaÅ„sk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Vladimir Bukovsky early photo Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky (Russian: ; b. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2007)    - Density 10,469,000   9684. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Workers Party of Jamaica, a marxist political party in Jamaica. ... Trevor St George Munroe (b. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Lee Dozier (born April 10, 1931) is a retired US Army general officer. ... Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse) is a terrorist group located in Italy. ... This page is about the city in Italy; for other uses, see Verona (disambiguation). ...  Senegal  The Gambia Senegambia was a loose confederation between the West African country of Senegal and its neighbor the Gambia, which is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, except for an outlet to the sea. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Provisional Irish Republican Army (Irish name: Óglaigh na hÉireann) (PIRA; more commonly referred to as the IRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Army or the RA) is an Irish Republican left-wing paramilitary organisation that, until the Belfast Agreement, sought to end Northern Ireland... The Harrods storefront Harrods is a department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England that caters to upmarket customers. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Harrods Bombing occurred on December 17, 1983. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: La Suma de Todos (The Sum of Everyone) Location Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... People on the streets of Bucharest The Romanian Revolution of 1989 was a week-long series of riots and protests in late December of 1989 that overthrew the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceau&#351;escu. ... County TimiÅŸ County Status County Capital Mayor Gheorghe Ciuhandu, Christian-Democratic Peoples Party, since 1996 Area 130,5 km² Population (2002) 325,997 Density 2,345 inh/km² Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... PCR hammer and sickle symbol The Romanian Communist Party (Romanian: Partidul Comunist Român, PCR) was a Communist political party in Romania. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chechen Republic (IPA: ; Russian: , Chechenskaya Respublika; Chechen: , Noxçiyn Respublika), or, informally, Chechnya (; Russian: ; Chechen: , Noxçiyçö), sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechnia, Chechenia or Noxçiyn, is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Combatants Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Chad, Mai-Mai, Hutu-aligned forces Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Movement for the Liberation of Congo Congolese Rally for Democracy Tutsi-aligned forces Commanders Laurent-Désiré Kabila (Congo), Joseph Kabila (Congo), Sam Nujoma Robert Mugabe José Eduardo dos Santos Idriss D... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flight 11P of SpaceShipOne was its eighth independent flight, its first powered flight, and the first privately-funded manned flight to reach supersonic speeds. ... SpaceShipOne test pilot Brian Binnie Brian Binnie is one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of the initials WTO, see WTO (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... See Wan Chai District for the broader administrative district that covers Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, etc. ...

Births

// Events Births June 17 - King Edward I of England (died 1307) December 17 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (died 1256) Peter III of Aragon (died 1285) John II, Duke of Brittany (died 1305) Ippen, Japanese monk (died 1289) Deaths March 3 - Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (born 1187) March... Kujo Yoritsugu (九条 頼嗣 Kujō Yoritsugu), December 17, 1239 – October 14, 1256, r. ... For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... Emperor Go-Uda (後宇多天皇 Go-Uda Tennō) (December 17, 1267 – July 16, 1324) was the 91st imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Events Publication of Defensor pacis by Marsilius of Padua Mansa Kankan Musa I, ruler of the Mali Empire arrives in Cairo on his hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. ... Events May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason. ... Prince Rupert of the Rhine Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria (German: Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog von Bayern), commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine, (17 December 1619 – 19 November 1682), soldier, inventor and amateur artist in mezzotint, was a younger son of Frederick V, Elector... The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... Anthony Wood or Anthony à Wood (December 17, 1632 - November 28, 1695) was an English antiquary. ... Jan. ... Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... Thomas Tickell (1686 - April 23, 1740) was an English poet and man of letters. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... Émilie du Châtelet Émilie du Châtelet (December 17, 1706 – September 10, 1749) was a French mathematician, physicist, and author. ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Maria I, Queen of Portugal (pron. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... Domenico Cimarosa (December 17, 1749-January 11, 1801), Italian opera composer, was born at Aversa, in the kingdom of Naples. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Baptism in early Christian art. ... Beethoven in a portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Ludwig van Beethoven (IPA: ), (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer. ... Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet, FRS (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was an esteemed British chemist and physicist. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Thomas Chandler Haliburton Thomas Chandler Haliburton (December 17, 1796 - August 27, 1865) was one of the first major Canadian authors. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Titian Ramsay Peale Titian Ramsay Peale (born November 2, 1799; died March 13, 1885) was a noted American artist, naturalist, entomologist and photographer. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and forceful advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jules de Goncourt (Paris, December 17, 1830 &#8211; Paris, June 20, 1870) was a french writer, who published books together with his brother Edmond. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Alexander Agassiz Alexander Emanuel Agassiz (December 17, 1835 &#8211; March 27, 1910), son of Louis Agassiz, was an American scientist and engineer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Émile Faguet (December 17, 1847 - 1916) was a French writer and critic. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Emile Roux Pierre Paul Emile Roux (b. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Paul César Helleu (December 17, 1859 - March 23, 1927) An artist, born in Vannes, Brittany, France, best known for his portraits of many of the most famous and beautiful women of his time including the Duchess of Marlborough, the Countess of Greffulhe and Belle da Costa Greene, librarian to... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ford Madox Ford (December 17, 1873 - June 26, 1939) was an English novelist and publisher. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Raimu was the stage name for the French actor Jules Auguste Muraire (December 17, 1883 - September 20, 1946). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Josef Lada (born 17th December, 1887 in Hrusice - died 14th December, 1957 in Prague, buried at Olsany graveyard) was Czech painter. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... King Alexander I of Yugoslavia also called King Alexander Unificator (Serbian Краљ Александар I Карађорђевић, Latin: Kralj Aleksandar I KaraÄ‘orÄ‘ević) (Cetinje, Montenegro, 16 December 1888 – Marseille, France, 9 October 1934) of the Royal House of KaraÄ‘orÄ‘ević was the first king of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–34) and before... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Justin McCarthy Sam Barry (December 17, 1892 &#8211; September 23, 1950) was an American collegiate athletic coach who achieved significant accomplishments in three major sports. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Erwin Friedrich Maximilian Piscator, (December 17, 1893 – March 30, 1966), German theatrical director and producer who, with Bertolt Brecht, was the foremost exponent of epic theater, a genre that emphasizes the sociopolitical context rather than the emotional content or aesthetics of the play. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) was the long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specialized in popular music. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Dame Mary Cartwright was a leading British mathematician of the 20th century. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Katina Paxinou (17 December 1900 - 22 February 1973) was an Academy Award-winning Greek film and theatre actress. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Erskine Caldwell photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1938 Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903-April 11, 1987) was an American author born in a house in the woods outside Moreland, Georgia in Coweta County. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ray Noble was a British bandleader, composer, arranger and actor. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Erico Verissimo (1905-1975) is an important Brazilian writer, who was born in Rio Grande do Sul. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Simo Häyhä During The Winter War Simo Häyhä (December 17, 1905–April 1, 2002), nicknamed Belaya Smert (Russian Cyrillic Белая Смерть; in English, White Death; Finnish Valkoinen kuolema) by the Soviet army, was a Finnish soldier, and is widely considered to be the most successful sniper in history. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Fernando Lopes-Graça (place and date unknown) Fernando Lopes Graça, GOSE, GCIH (Tomar, 17 December 1906- Parede de Cascais, November 27, 1994) was a Portuguese composer, certainly the greatest name in Portuguese music of the 20th century, both as a contemporary music composer as a musicologist. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Willard Frank Libby (December 17, 1908 &#8211; September 8, 1980) was an American chemist, famous for his role in the development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionised archaeology. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to 2006. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... André Claveau (December 17, 1911 - July 14, 2003) was born in Paris and was a very well known singer in France from the 1940s to 1960s. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Penelope Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 - 28 April 2000) was an English poet, novelist and biographer. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Kenneth Eugene Iverson (17 December 1920, Camrose, Alberta, Canada – 19 October 2004, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) was a computer scientist most notable for developing the APL programming language in 1957. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Alan Manners Voorhees (December 17, 1922–December 18, 2005) was an engineer and urban planner who designed many large public works in the United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Jaroslav Jan Pelikan (17 December 1923 – 13 May 2006) was one of the worlds leading scholars in the history of Christianity and medieval intellectual history. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Raymond Leo Jablonski (December 17, 1926 - November 25, 1985) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball with an 8-year career from 1953 to 1960. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Richard Long (December 17, 1927 - December 21, 1974) was an American actor best known for his roles in The Big Valley and Nanny and the Professor. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jacqueline Hill Jacqueline Hill (born 17 December 1929, died 18 February 1993) is a British actress best known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... William L. Safire on NBCs Meet The Press with Tim Russert. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Bob Guccione and friend Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini Guccione (b. ... Robert Bruce Mathias (November 17, 1930 - September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and United States Congressman. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Armin Mueller-Stahl (born December 17, 1930) is a German film actor. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ramon (Ray) Wilson MBE (born Shirebrook, Derbyshire, 17th December 1934) was a footballer who played at left back. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Young Love by Tommy Steele Tommy Steele OBE (born December 17, 1936 in London, England) is a English entertainer. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005) was an Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Kennedy Toole (December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist, from New Orleans, Louisiana, best known for his novel A Confederacy of Dunces. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Peter George Snell, DCNZM, OBE (born December 17, 1938 in Opunake) is a New Zealand former athlete. ... Carl ONeil Little, better known as Carlo Little, (born 17 December 1938, Wembley, Middlesex, died of lung cancer on 6 August 2005 in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear) was an influential rock and roll drummer based on the London club scene in the 1960s. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Eddie Kendricks (born Edward James Kendrick, December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992) was an American singer and songwriter. ... The Temptations (often abbreviated as The Tempts or The Temps) are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, R&B, and adult contemporary. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... KÃ¥re Valebrokk (born 17th December 1940) is a Norwegian journalist. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on January 18 1815 (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Paul Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and one of the earliest Caucasian exponents of the Chicago-originated electric blues style. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Mary Brunner in a 1969 mugshot. ... Probably best known as the co-author of Pink Floyds Atom Heart Mother in 1970, composer, performer, sound architect, writer, lecturer, broadcaster and interactive designer Ron Geesin also collaborated with Roger Waters on the innovative Music from the Body in 1970, a recording that employed organic sounds as instruments. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Jack Laurence Chalker (December 17, 1944 - February 11, 2005) was an American science fiction author. ... Bernard Hill as King Théoden of Rohan in the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bernard Hill is an English actor, born December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Ernie Hudson Ernie Hudson (b. ... Jacqueline Jackie Wilson, OBE (born Jacqueline Aitken in Bath on 17 December 1945) is a British author of childrens books. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian actor, television director, producer and writer. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Paul Rodgers (born 17 December 1949, in Middlesbrough) is an English singer/songwriter known chiefly as a member of the bands Free in the 1960s and Bad Company in the 1970s. ... Free was a British R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums, while lead guitarist Paul... Bad Company were an English hard rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott the Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Dr. Larry Johnson (born December 17, 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American futurist, author, and educator. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Ken Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) also known as Hitch is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, currently head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets . ... Tatyana Kazankina (born on December 17, 1951) was a Russian runner who set seven world records and won a total numer of three golden medals at the Olympic Games. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bill Pullman in The Virginian. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Born Morocco, 17 December 1953. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brad Davis (born December 17, 1955 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) was a basketball player who spent the bulk of his NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Edward Mills (born December 17, 1958 in Orange County, California) is the bass player of the band R.E.M. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Macon, Georgia in the early 60s. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Moreno Argentin (San Dona di Piave, December 17, 1960) is a former Italian professional cyclist (from 1981 to 1994). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Rocco Mediate (born December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American golfer. ... Paul Dobson was an English football player. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... FrantiÅ¡ek Musil (b. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Wildhearts are a rock group from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... Kristiina Ojuland (born 17 December 1966 in Kohtla-Järve) was the foreign minister of Estonia from 2002 through 2004. ... Valeri Liukin (born December 17, 1966, Aktiubinsk, Kazakhstan) is a world class former gymnast for the Soviet Union. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Vincent Damphousse (born December 17, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Chris Mason (born 17 December 1967) is an English darts player from Bristol. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Paul Tracy (born December 17, 1968 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a professional automobile racer in the Champ Car World Series. ... Andrey Mikhailovich Golovatiuk (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Головатюк, also transliterated as Andrei Golovatuk), born December 17, 1968, is a member for the LDPR of the State Duma of Russia. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Joshua Seth (born December 17, 1970) was born in Kent, Ohio and attended NYU film school. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Antoine Rigaudeau (born December 17, 1971 in Cholet), nicknamed Le Roi (The King), is a French professional basketball player. ... Alan Khan is a top media personality in South Africa. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... John Abraham (born December 17, 1972) is a former model turned Bollywood actor. ... Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actress. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born December 17, 1973) is a British long-distance runner. ... ‎Konstadinos Gatsioudis (born 17 December 1973 in Didymotihou) is a Greek javelin thrower. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes Jeffrey Adam Duff Goldman (born December 17, 1974) is the star of the Food Network reality television show Ace of Cakes. ... Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Nicholas David Dinsmore (born December 17, 1975), also known by his ring name Eugene, is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Milla (Militza) Jovovich (Serbian Милица Јововић/Milica Jovović, Ukrainian Cyrillic: Мілла Йовович/; born December 17, 1975) is a supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and fashion designer born in Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. ... Sarah Paulson (born December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Zsanett Égerházi (born December 17,[1] 1976[2]) is a Hungarian pornographic actress, Internet nude model and talent agent. ... Patrick Müller (born 17 December 1976 in Genf, Switzerland) is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Olympique Lyonnais. ... Takeo Gerard Spikes (born December 17, 1976 in Sandersville, Georgia) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ... Éric Bédard (born December 17, 1976 in Saint-Thecle, Quebec) is a Canadian short track speed skater who has won 4 Olympic medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Riteish Deshmukh is an Indian actor, hailing from Latur city in Marathwada. ... Manny Pacquiao (born Emmanuel Dapigran Pacquiao on December 17, 1978 in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines), also known as the Pacman, is a Filipino professional boxer . ... Chase Cameron Utley (born December 17, 1978) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Matt Murley (December 17, 1979) in Troy, New York is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing and right wing for the National Hockey Leagues Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Jaimee Foxworth (born 17 December 1978 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American actress who played the part of Judy Winslow, the youngest daughter, for four seasons on Family Matters. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Eli Pariser (born December 17, 1980 in Lincolnville, Maine) is a political activist and Executive Director of MoveOn. ... A group of MoveOn volunteers helped the get-out-the-vote drive in Cincinnati in the run-up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Craig Kielburger (December 17, 1982- ) is a Canadian humanitarian and activist for childrens rights, with child labor in particular, most famous for forming a non-profit organization, Free the Children at the age of 12, with two of his friends. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ryuichi Ogata (緒方龍一) is a Japanese singer and dancer from the band w-inds. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Nat Wolff (born June 21, 1994) is an American actor, musician, and songwriter. ...

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Events Kaminarimon, the eight-pillared gate to Japans Kinryuzan Sensouji Temple is erected. ... This article is about the ruler of Normandy. ... // Events May 1 - Battle of Cresson - Saladin defeats the crusaders July 4 - Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem, at the Battle of Hattin. ... Pope Gregory VIII (ca. ... Events Priory of St Marys, Bushmead, founded. ... Baldwin V of Hainaut (1150-December 17, 1195) was count of Hainaut (1120?_1195), count of Flanders as Baldwin VIII (1191-1195) and margrave of Namur as Baldwin I (1189-1195). ... Events Åhus, Sweden gains city privileges City of Airdrie, Scotland founded King Sverker I of Sweden is deposed and succeeded by Eric IX of Sweden. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... Rumi (born November 29, 1982) is a Persian-Canadian Singer-songwriter and a Photographer who is currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Events Stephen Langton consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury June 17 by Pope Innocent III Births September 8 - King Sancho II of Portugal October 1 - King Henry III of England (d. ... // Events Prix de Rome scholarship established for students of the arts. ... Nzinga Mbande, queen of the Ndongo and Matamba. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... // Events Pope Innocent XIII becomes pope Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Brandenburg Concertos April 4 - Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain September 10 - Treaty of Nystad is signed, bringing an end to the Great Northern War November 2 - Peter I is proclaimed Emperor of All the Russias... Richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarborough (1650 - December 17, 1721) was an English statesman best known for his role in the Glorious Revolution. ... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Kaspar Hauser Kaspar Hauser or Casparus Hauser (April 30, 1812–December 17, 1833) was a mysterious foundling in 19th century Germany with suspected and theorised ties to the royal house of Baden. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Alphonse Daudet (May 13, 1840 - December 17, 1897) was a French novelist. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, OM, GCVO, PC, PRS, FRSE, (26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a mathematical physicist, engineer, and outstanding leader in the physical sciences of the 19th century. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... King Léopold II His Majesty King Léopold II of the Belgians (Louis Philippe Marie Victor) (April 9, 1835–December 17, 1909), succeeded his father, Léopold I of Belgium, to the Belgian throne in 1865 and remained king until his death. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and feminist, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Frank Gotch in a published photo Frank Alvin Gotch (April 27, 1878 – December 17, 1917) was an American professional wrestler back when the contests were largely real (see catch wrestling). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso (1876 – December 17, 1933), also spelled Thupten Gyatso, was the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet. ... The 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Alicia Boole Stott (June 8, 1860 - December 17, 1940) was the third daughter of George Boole. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A scene form Its a Wonderful Life; Uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell) cant find the money that Mr. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 June 1893 – Witham, 17 December 1957) was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Victor Francis Hess (June 24, 1883 &#8211; December 17, 1964) was an Austrian-American physicist. ... Hannes Alfvén (1908–1995) accepting the Nobel Prize for his work on magnetohydrodynamics [1]. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Harold Edward Holt CH (5 August 1908– presumed dead 17 December 1967) was an Australian politician who became the 17th Prime Minister of Australia from 1966 to 1967. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Bandleader Don Ellis (July 25, 1934 - December 17, 1978) consistently explored the area of unusual time signatures. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Homer Samuel Ferguson (February 25, 1889 – December 17, 1982) was a U.S. Senator from Michigan. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marguerite Yourcenar was the pseudonym of French novelist Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour (June 8, 1903 - December 17, 1987). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Linda Wong (born September 13, 1951 in San Francisco, California - died December 17, 1987 in Petaluma, California of an accidental drug overdose) is a former pornographic actress and one of the first Asians to become a star in the adult film industry. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Dr. Claudia Gabriella Benton (1959 - December 17, 1998) born in Lima, Peru, was a Paediatric Neurologist researching Angelman Syndrome. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Grover Washington, Jr. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Rex Allen (December 31, 1920 – December 17, 1999) was an American actor, singer, and songwriter. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... James Hazeldine (born 4 April 1947; died 17 December 2002) was a British film, stage and television actor. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ed Devereaux (1925 - December 17, 2003) was an Australian actor, who was best known for playing the part of Matt Hammond in the television series Skippy. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jackson Northman Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005) was an American newspaper columnist and is considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Marc Favreau, OC , CQ, (born November 9, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec and died December 17, 2005 same city) was a francophone Canadian television and film actor and poet. ... Sol is a fictional character written for and performed on stage by Marc Favreau. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Holidays and observances

Roman holidays generally were celebrated to worship and celebrate a certain god or mythological occurrence, and consisted of religious observances, various festival traditions and usually a large feast. ... Saturnalia is the feast at which the Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of the god Saturn, which took place on 17 December. ... Saturnus, Caravaggio, 16th c. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... In the Roman Catholic tradition, the O Antiphons are sung or recited at Vespers from December 17 to December 23 inclusive. ... Lazarus raised from the grave by Jesus, painting by the Swedish artist Karl Isakson (c. ... Greek Orthodox Church (Greek: Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) can refer to any of several hierarchical churches within the larger group of mutually recognizing Eastern Orthodox churches. ... This article is about the Biblical figure called Daniel. ... It has been suggested that National holiday be merged into this article or section. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Wright Brothers Day (December 17) is a United States national observation. ...

External links

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • On This Day in Canada

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