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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1916

Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)

Birth
1916

Grigori Efimovich Rasputin, Russian monk, assassinated

Death
1917

Louis Salvador Palange, composer

Birth
1919

Austria parliament approves 8-hour day

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1920

South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa

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1920

AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it

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1920

Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands

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1920

Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)

Birth
1920

British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru

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1922

Hubert H A Beckers, Cura‡aoan opera singer

Birth
1922

Eric Brand, diplomat

Birth
1922

Last British troops leave Ireland Freestate

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1923

Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic

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1924

1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY

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1925

Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martial for insubordination

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1925

Russia and Turkey sign non-aggresion pact

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1925

Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam)

Birth
1925

A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies

Death
1926

Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras

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1926

Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70

Death
1926

KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions

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1926

German Marx govt falls due to cooperation with red army

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1926

Jeremy Brooks, writer

Birth
1926

Patrice Wymore, Miltonville KS, actress (The Big Tree)

Birth
1927

US sub 'S-4' sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard

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