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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1873

Ford Madox Ford, England, novelist/editor (Inheritors)

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1874

William Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48)

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1875

Violent bread riots in Montr‚al

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1876

J£lio A Peixoto, Brazilian writer (O esfinge)

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1881

Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62

Death
1881

Aubrey Faulkner, cricketer (great S Afr all-rounder early 20th cent)

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1881

Johannes CB "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter

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1885

France declares Madagascar a protectorate

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1887

Georges Feydeaus' "Tailleur Pour Dames" premieres in Paris

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1889

Vaslav F Nijinski, Ukraine/US ballet dancer (l'aprŠs-midi d'une faune)

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1891

Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle

Death
1891

Msiri, king of Garanganja (Katanga), dies in battle

Death
1891

Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

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1892

Tsjaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette," premieres in St Petersburg

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1893

Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)

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1893

Russia ratifies Duple Alliance with France

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1893

Levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch min of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71

Death
1894

Arthur Fiedler, Boston Mass, conductor (Boston Pops)

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1894

Willem Schermerhorn, Neth premier (1945-46)

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1894

Hans Henny Jahnn, writer

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1894

Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)

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1894

Cricket day 3 1T Aus v Eng Eng 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st inn

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1895

David Butler, SF CA, director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane)

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1895

Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC

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1895

George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)

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