17 December in History : Major Events

1992General Suwa finds 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.
2004President Bush signs the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act of 2004 which reorganizes intelligence agencies and creates position of national security director.
2010The first ever HIV infection is announced in the Cook Islands.
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.
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.

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