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Dec 17, 2016

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Events:


Did you know that the third Thursday of December is the most common date for work parties and celebrations? Given that the gifts exchanged at these parties are...
Show your appreciation for the current airline system and the freedom to travel to all parts of the planet by celebrating Wright Brothers Day. The brothers...
Pancake Day, let's face it, is mostly an excuse to have Maple Syrup. So let's dispense with the charade and get down to it - Maple Syrup Day is the real deal,...

History Facts:


17-12-1538 Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
17-12-1777 France recognizes independance of the 13 colonies
17-12-1790 Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City
17-12-1791 NYC traffic regulation creates 1st one-way street
17-12-1792 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
17-12-1843 Charles Dickens's classic: A Christmas Carol published
17-12-1852 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized
17-12-1860 Anaheim Township created in LA County
17-12-1875 Violent bread riots at Montreal
17-12-1903 At 10:35AM 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight by Wright Bros
17-12-1920 Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands
17-12-1933 1st professional NFL football game: Chicago Bears vs NY Giants
17-12-1944 M-OceanView streetcar resumes service & is extended to Market St
17-12-1954 1st fully automated railroad freight yard - Gary In
17-12-1959 1st movie opening simultaneously in major cities - On The Beach
17-12-1975 1st time Islanders shut-out Rangers 3-0 - Billy Smith's 5th
17-12-1979 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)

Famous Birthdays:


17-12-1778 Sir Humphry Davy, discovered several chemical elements
17-12-1797 Joseph Henry, American scientist and inventor
17-12-1807 John Greenleaf Whittier, poet
17-12-1853 Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English Actor, theater manager
17-12-1874 William Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48)
17-12-1894 Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops conductor
17-12-1903 Erskine Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre)
17-12-1908 Willard Frank Libby, invented carbon-14 "atomic clock"
17-12-1926 Patrice Wymore
17-12-1929 William Safire, political columnist
17-12-1930 Julia Meade
17-12-1936 Roland Sheldon, Yankee Pitcher
17-12-1936 Tommy Steele, singer

Date Format By Country

Afghanistan, Japan : 2016-12-17
Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe : 17-12-2016
Federated States of Micronesia : 12-17-2016
Australia, Belize : 17-12-2016 or 12-17-2016
Macau, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom : 2016-12-17 or 17-12-2016
Albania : 2016-12-17 or 17/12/2016
Algeria, Brazil, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Thailand : 17/12/2016
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey : 17.12.2016
Austria : 17.12.2016 or 17.12.16 or 17. December 2016 or 17. December 16
Bangladesh : 17-12-16 or 16-12-17
Belgium : 17-12-2016
Turkmenistan : 17.12.2016 or 17.12.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia : 17. 12. 2016. or 17. December 2016.
Czech Republic : 17. 12. 2016 or 17. December 2016
Cambodia : 2016-12-17 or 17-12-2016
Canada : 17-12-2016 or 2016 12 17 or 17/12/16 or Dec/17/2016 or Dec 17, 2016 or December 17, 2016 or December-17-16 or 2016-12-17 or 17 December 2016
China, Lithuania, Taiwan - Republic of China : 2016-12-17
Denmark : 17-12-2016 or 17-12-16 or 2016-12-17 or 20161217 or 17. December 2016 or 17/12-16 or 17/12-2016
Estonia : 17.12.2016 or 17. December 2016
Finland, Serbia : 17.12.2016 or 17. December 2016
France, Ireland : 17/12/2016 or 17-12-2016
Germany : 17.12.16 or 17.12.2016 or 2016-12-17 or 17. December 2016
Hong Kong : 17/12/16 or 17/12/2016 or 2016/12/17
Hungary : 2016. 12. 17.
India : 17-12-2016 or 20161217 or 2016 12 17 or 2016-12-17
Iran : 2016/12/17 or 16/12/17 or 2016-12-17 or 17 December 2016
Kazakhstan : 2016.17.12 or 17.12.2016 or 17.12.16
Kenya : 16/12/17 or 17/12/2016 or 12/17/2016
Korea : 2016.12.17 or 2016/12/17
Latvia : 17.12.2016 or 2016.12.17
Luxembourg : 17/12/2016 or 17.12.2016
Maldives : th 2016f December, 2016 or 17.12.2016 or 17.12.16 or 17/12/16 or 17/12/2016 or 17-12-16 or 17-12-2016
Mongolia : 2016.12.17
Montenegro : 17.12.2016
Netherlands : 17-12-16 or 17-12-2016 or 17 December 16 or 17 December 2016
Nigeria : 17/12/16
Norway : 17.12.2016 or 171216 or 2016-12-17 or 17/12-16
Pakistan, Spain : 17/12/16 or 17/12/2016
Philippines : December 17, 2016 or 17-12-2016
Portugal : 17/12/2016 or 17-12-2016 or 2016-12-17
Poland : 17.12.2016
Romania : 17.12.2016 or 17-Dec-2016
Russia : 17.12.2016 or 17.12.16
Saudi Arabia : 17/12/2016 or 12/17/2016
Slovakia : 17. 12. 2016
Slovenia : 2016.12.17 or 17.12.2016 or 17. December 2016
South Africa : 2016-12-17 or 17/12/16
Sweden : 2016-12-17 or 17/12 2016 or 17/12 -16 or 17.12.2016
Ukraine : 17.12.16 or 17.12.2016 or 17/12/2016
United States of America : 12/17/16 or 12/17/2016 or 17 December 2016 or 17 Dec 2016 or 2016-12-17
Uzbekistan : 17.12.2016 or 17/12 2016

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