December 17 holidays in 2019
Independence Day (Day 2)
National Day (second day)
Pan American Aviation Day
Wright Brothers Day
December 17 2018 holidays
December 17 2020 holidays
Historical Events on December 17
The United States is formally recognized as an independent nation from Great Britain by France.
The Aztec calendar stone is discovered in El Zócalo, Mexico City, Mexico.
United States’ forces attack a Lenni Lenape village during the Battle of the Mississinewa.
Over 50 acres of New York City’s Financial District is destroyed during the Second Great Fire of NY.
Thirty guards are killed when a fire breaks out at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
During the American Civil War, Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order No. 11. This order expels Jews from parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The Wright brothers make their 1
controlled air flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Douglas DC-3 flies for the first time.
Otto Hahn discovers nuclear fission as it pertains to uranium. This would lay the foundation for nuclear energy.
Japanese forces invade Northern Borneo.
When the Magnuson Act is introduced and the Act of 1882 is repealed, all Chinese are allowed to once again become citizens of the U.S.
The first Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is launched by the U.S from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Over 50 people are killed when the U.S Air Force plane the Convair C-131D Samaritan crashes in Munich.
Operation Blue Book – the official study of Unidentified Flying Objects by the U.S Air Force – is officially closed.
Famous Birthdays on December 17
American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Willard Libby is born in
American businessman and co-founder of Baskin Robbins, Burt Baskin is born in
Canadian computer scientist, Kenneth E. Iverson is born in
American actor and director, Richard Long is born in
James McGaugh, American neurobiologist and psychologist
Canadian actor and screenwriter, Eugene Levy is born in
American actor Wes Studi is born in
American actor Bill Pullman is born in
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