December 17 | On this Day

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2016 American surgeon Henry Heimlich died. Death day
2009 American actress Jennifer Jones died. Death day
2003 Hollywood film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing movies. Release Date
1997 Aerosvit Flight 241 aircraft incident at Pierian Mountains, Greece, killed 70 people. Man-Made Disaster
1992 South African cricketer Quinton de Kock was born. Birthday
1983 82 people died in Alcala 20 nightclub fire at Madrid, Spain. Man-Made Disaster
1979 English cricketer Charlotte Edwards was born. Birthday
1979 Chess grandmaster from Ukraine, Alexander Zubarev was born. Birthday
1969 Brazilian politician Artur da Costa e Silva died. Death day
1967 Australian politician Harold Holt died. Death day
1966 Chess grandmaster from Ecuador, Carlos Matamoros Franco was born. Birthday
1964 Austrian-American physicist Victor Francis Hess died. Death day
1962 Golfer from United States, Rocco Mediate was born. Birthday
1962 American actor Thomas Mitchell died. Death day
1961 Aeroflot Flight 245 aircraft incident at Chebotovka, Tarasovsky District, Russian SFSR, USSR, killed 59 people. Man-Made Disaster
1961 500 people died in Gran Circus Norte-Americano – Niterói circus fire at Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Man-Made Disaster
1960 US Air Force (55-0291) aircraft incident at Munich, West Germany, killed 52 people. Man-Made Disaster
1953 Chess grandmaster from Slovenia, Alexander Beliavsky was born. Birthday
1936 Pope Francis was born. Birthday
1929 Portuguese politician Gomes da Costa died. Death day
1917 Thai politician Kriangsak Chamanan was born. Birthday
1908 American chemist Willard Libby was born. Birthday
1908 American physical chemist Willard Frank Libby was born. Birthday
1907 National Day of Bhutan. National Holiday
1907 Irish mathematical physicist William Thomson died. Death day
1900 Greek actress Katina Paxinou was born. Birthday
1895 Hungarian chemist and inventor Janos Irinyi died. Death day
1894 Dutch politician Willem Schermerhorn was born. Birthday
1874 Canadian politician W.L. Mackenzie King was born. Birthday
1857 Irish hydrographer Francis Beaufort died. Death day
1797 American scientist Joseph Henry was born. Birthday
1778 400 people died in Coliseo theater fire at Zaragoza, Spain. Man-Made Disaster
1778 Cornish chemist and inventor Humphry Davy was born. Birthday
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