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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1745

Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland

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1749

Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto)

Birth
1751

Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62

Death
1770

Johann Friedrich Schubert, composer

Birth
1770

Ludwig Von Beethoven, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy)

Birth
1777

George Washingtons army returns to Valley Forge Pa

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1777

France recognizes independence of English colonies in America

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1778

Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)

Birth
1788

Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Och rov

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1790

Aztec calendar stone discovered in M‚xico City

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1791

NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street

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1792

Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Qu‚bec city

Event
1797

Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism

Birth
1798

1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins

Event
1800

Gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary)

Birth
1801

Johan NMJ, king of Saxon (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)

Birth
1807

John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)

Birth
1811

Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer, dies at 54

Death
1811

John Antes, composer, dies at 71

Death
1819

Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain

Event
1819

Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

Birth
1820

Frederick Tracy Dent, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1821

Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons

Event
1821

Frederick West Lander, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1824

Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity and Humanity)

Birth