17 December in History : Major Events

17 December - Today in History - Let see what happened on this day in India and World

In India and world history December 17 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

List of historical events of 17 December:

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.

List of famous people who born on 17 December:

1917Kenneth Dike / Author / Nigeria
1807John Greenleaf Whittier / Poet / United States of America
1893Charles C. Banks / Pilot / United Kingdom
1914Fernando Alonso / Dancer / Cuba
1940María Elena Velasco / Writer / Mexico
1976Andrew Simpson / Sailor / United Kingdom
1993Patricia Kú Flores / Tennis Player / Peru
1942Muhammadu Buhari / Politician / Nigeria
1944Bernard Hill / Actor / United Kingdom
1988Craig Sutherland / Footballer / Scotland
1944Jack L. Chalker / Author / United States of America
1927Richard Long / Actor / United States of America
1904Paul Cadmus / Painter / United States of America
1985Greg James / Radio Presenter / United Kingdom
1941Stan Mudenge / Politician / Zimbabwe
1910Sy Oliver / Writer / United States of America
1964Joe Wolf / Basketball Player / United States of America
1992Joshua Ingram / Drummer / Canada
1957Wendy Hoyte / Sprinter / United Kingdom
1974Giovanni Ribisi / Actor / United States of America
1949Sotiris Kaiafas / Footballer / Cyprus
1948Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu / Politician / Turkey
1922Alan Voorhees / Engineer / United States of America
1965Craig Berube / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1936Tommy Steele / Singer / United Kingdom
1962Rocco Mediate / Journalist / United States of America
1912Edward Short / Politician / United Kingdom
1969Michael V. / Actor / Philippines
1928Marilyn Beck / Journalist / United States of America
1949Paul Rodgers / Writer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian people who born on 17 December:

1905Mohd. Hidayatullah / Politician / India
1556Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana / Poet / India
1955Jagadish Shettar / Politician / India
1905Mohammad Hidayatullah / Politician / India
1921Hari Dev Joshi / Politician / India
1905Muhammad Hidayatullah / Politician / India
1978Riteish Deshmukh / Actor / India
1914Mushtaq Ali / Cricketer / India
1905Mohammad Hidayatullah / Lawyer / India

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