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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1937

Art Neville, New Orleans LA, vocalist (Neville Brothers)

Birth
1938

Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire

Event
1939

Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, rocker (Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)

Birth
1939

James Booker, New Orleans, R and B musician (Gonzo)

Birth
1939

German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay

Event
1939

Novella Nelson, Bkln NY, actress (Nellie Cole-Chiefs)

Birth
1940

British troops occupies Sollum

Event
1941

Dutch and Australian troops lands on Portuguese-Timor

Event
1941

German submarine U-31 sunk

Event
1941

German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

Event
1942

Bernard Hill, Manchester, actor (Bellman and True, New World, Bounty)

Birth
1942

Allies in London sentence German war criminals

Event
1942

Paul Butterfield, Chicago, blues musician (Better Days)

Birth
1943

Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Event
1943

William Brooks, composer

Birth
1943

Dave Dee, rocker

Birth
1944

Japanese-Americans released from detention camps

Event
1944

US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed

Event
1944

Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)

Birth
1944

Jack L[aurence] Chalker, US, sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)

Birth
1944

Green Bay Packers win NFL championship

Event
1944

M-Ocean View streetcar resumes service and is extended to Market St

Event
1944

US Army announces end of excluding Jap-Americans from West Coast

Event
1944

Pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26

Death
1944

Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian/German/French painter, dies

Death