Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

What happened, who was born and who died.

  • 1194 Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.
  • 1272 Edward I proclaimed King of England
  • 1637 Peter Minuit and 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden
  • 1695 "Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed."
  • 1700 "King Charles XII of Sweden aged 17, defeats the army of Czar Peter the Great in the battle of Narva
  • 1861 Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.
  • 1862 "Confederate army of Tennessee, organizes under Gen Braxton Bragg"
  • 1866 "Howard University founded (Wash, DC)"
  • 1866 Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle
  • 1910 "Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero"
  • 1914 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
  • 1919 "First municipally owned airport in US opens in Tucson, Az"
  • 1925 "Queen Alexandra, widow of King Edward VII and mother of King George V dies in England
  • 1943 US forces land on Tarawa and Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Island
  • 1945 Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.
  • 1947 The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1955 "Bo Diddley becomes the first African American performer to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. Apparently Ed Sullivan was infuriated when Diddley sang his self-titled song instead of Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit, ""Sixteen Tons"".
  • 1959 UN adopts the declaration of children's rights
  • 1962 "Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation."
  • 1968 "Vietnam War: Eleven men comprising a Long Range Patrol team from F Company, 58th Infantry, 101st Airborne are surrounded and nearly wiped out by North Vietnamese army regulars from the 4th and 5th Regiment. The seven wounded survivors are rescued after several hours by an impromptu force made of other men from their unit."
  • 1969 Vietnam War: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
  • 1985 Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
  • 1986 UN's WHO announces first global effort to combat AIDS
  • 1998 "A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden ""a man without a sin"" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania."

Birthdays

1977 - Josh Turner
1942 - Joe Biden
1975 - Dierks Bentley
1981 - Carlos Boozer
1925 - Robert F. Kennedy
1956 - Bo Derek
1932 - Richard Dawson
1889 - Edwin Hubble
1925 - Kaye Ballard
1946 - Duane Allman
1908 - Alistair Cooke