This day in history - December 17

This day in history - December 17.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 17, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 17 regarded events relating to the Discovery of the Aztec Sun Stone, Great Fire of New York, Premiere of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, First Publication of 'Vogue', First Flight of the Wright Flyer, First Flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, Disappearance of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt, Official Closure of Project Blue Book, Abduction of Brigadier General James L. Dozier and Television Premiere of The Simpsons. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Unfortunately Not Recorded, Andrew Jackson, Franz Schubert, Johann von Herbeck, Arthur Baldwin Turnure, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Robert Robbins, Scott Osler, Harold Holt, Edward U. Condon, James L. Dozier and Matt Groening, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner.

Discovery of the Aztec Sun Stone - December 17, 1790: On this day in history, December 17, 1790, critical events took place today in Mexico City, Mexico, regarding the Discovery of the Aztec Sun Stone. The Aztec Sun Stone, also known as the Calendar Stone, was discovered on December 17, 1790, in the main square of Mexico City, during repairs to Mexico City Cathedral. The 11.75ft x 3.22ft basalt sculpture dates to around 1500, weighs approximately 24 tons and was buried just after the Spanish conquest. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1790 were Unfortunately Not Recorded. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the Aztec Sun Stone *** Date: December 17, 1790 *** Place: Mexico City, Mexico *** Category: Archaeology *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Great Fire of New York - December 17, 1835: On this day in history, December 17, 1835, momentous events took place today in New York, USA, with regard to the Great Fire of New York. A fire broke out in a warehouse in New York on December 17, 1835, during the administration of President Andrew Jackson. With temperatures as low as -17 degrees Farenheit, the major water sources were frozen so the surrounding buildings were destroyed in an attempt to contain the fire. The fire killed two people and destroyed around 600 buildings. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1835 were Andrew Jackson. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Great Fire of New York *** Date: December 17, 1835 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony - December 17, 1865: On this day in history, December 17, 1865, important events took place today in Vienna, Austria, surrounding the Premiere of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Franz Schubert's Symphony No.8 in B Minor, also known as the Unfinished Symphony, premiered in Vienna Austria on December 17, 1865. The Conductor was Johann von Herbeck, who added the last movement of Schubert's 3rd Symphony in D Major as the finale. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1865 were Franz Schubert, Johann von Herbeck. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony *** Date: December 17, 1865 *** Place: Vienna, Austria *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Publication of 'Vogue' - December 17, 1892: On this day in history, December 17, 1892, momentous events took place today in United States of America, with regard to the First Publication of 'Vogue'. The magazine 'Vogue' was first published as a weekly newspaper in the United States on December 17, 1892. The newspaper was founded by businessman Arthur Turnure and had a cover price of 10 cents. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1892 were Arthur Baldwin Turnure. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: First Publication of 'Vogue' *** Date: December 17, 1892 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Media *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Flight of the Wright Flyer - December 17, 1903: On this day in history, December 17, 1903, crucial events took place today in North Carolina, USA, relating to the First Flight of the Wright Flyer. Orville Wright made the first flight in the 'Wright Flyer' on December 17, 1903. The flight, which took place at the Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, lasted twelve seconds and the Flyer travelled 120 feet. Wilbur ran alongside, holding the wing, to keep it balanced before it took off. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1903 were Wilbur and Orville Wright. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: First Flight of the Wright Flyer *** Date: December 17, 1903 *** Place: North Carolina, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet - December 17, 1947: On this day in history, December 17, 1947, significant events took place today in Washington, USA, respecting the First Flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet. Boeing's prototype XB-47 was taken on it's first test flight, on December 17, 1947, by test pilots Scott Osler and Robert Robbins. There were no major problems during the flight, from the Boeing field in Seattle to Moses Lake Airfield, which lasted 27 minutes. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1947 were Robert Robbins, Scott Osler. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: First Flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet *** Date: December 17, 1947 *** Place: Washington, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Disappearance of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt - December 17, 1967: On this day in history, December 17, 1967, crucial events took place today in Victoria, Australia, relating to the Disappearance of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt. Australia's 17th Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach, Victoria, on December 17, 1967. A search by the police, Royal Australian Airforce helicopters and Royal Australian Navy divers failed to find him. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1967 were Harold Holt. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Disappearance of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt *** Date: December 17, 1967 *** Place: Victoria, Australia *** Category: Mystery *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Official Closure of Project Blue Book - December 17, 1969: On this day in history, December 17, 1969, crucial events took place today in United States of America, relating to the Official Closure of Project Blue Book. Project Blue Book, the United States Airforce study of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) was officially closed on December 17, 1969, following a report by Edward U. Condon's 'Condon Comittee' which recommended it's closure. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1969 were Edward U. Condon. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Official Closure of Project Blue Book *** Date: December 17, 1969 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Abduction of Brigadier General James L. Dozier - December 17, 1981: On this day in history, December 17, 1981, crucial events took place today in Verona, Italy, relating to the Abduction of Brigadier General James L. Dozier. American Army Brigadier James L. Dozier was abducted from an apartment in Verona, Italy, on December 17, 1981. The four kidnappers were members of the Red Brigades, who held Dozier for 42 days, after which he was rescued by the Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1981 were James L. Dozier. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Abduction of Brigadier General James L. Dozier *** Date: December 17, 1981 *** Place: Verona, Italy *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Television Premiere of The Simpsons - December 17, 1989: On this day in history, December 17, 1989, significant events took place today in United States of America, respecting the Television Premiere of The Simpsons. Matt Groening's animated adult sitcom 'The Simpsons' premiered on television on December 17, 1989. The first episode was 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire' and featured the voices of Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 17, 1989 were Matt Groening, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner. Facts on this day in History December 17: Events on this day in history: Television Premiere of The Simpsons *** Date: December 17, 1989 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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