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  • Angostura, Venezuela
    Friday Dec 17, 1819

    Simón Bolívar

    Bolívar returned to Angostura

    Angostura, Venezuela
    Friday Dec 17, 1819

    Bolívar returned to Angostura, when congress passed a law forming a greater Republic of Colombia on 17 December, making Bolívar president and Zea vice president, with Francisco de Paula Santander vice president on the New Granada side, and Juan Germán Roscio vice president on the Venezuela side.




  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia)
    Friday Dec 17, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Death

    Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia)
    Friday Dec 17, 1830

    On 17 December 1830, at the age of 47, Simón Bolívar died of tuberculosis in the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia).




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Dec 17, 1936

    Pope Francis

    Birth

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Dec 17, 1936

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on 17 December 1936 in Flores, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires.




  • North Korea
    Sunday Dec 17, 1950

    Korean War

    The Right of command of KPA

    North Korea
    Sunday Dec 17, 1950

    The next day, 17 December 1950, Kim Il-sung was deprived of the right of command of KPA by China.




  • East Germany
    Saturday Dec 17, 1960

    Che Guevara

    A trade agreement in East Berlin

    East Germany
    Saturday Dec 17, 1960

    At the end of 1960 he visited Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Hungary and East Germany and signed, for instance, a trade agreement in East Berlin on December 17, 1960.




  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    The Rebellion Had been Held and Broken

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    By 17 December, the rebellion had been held and broken. Some 40 rebels were dead and 3,400 captured. The remainder had fled and were assumed to be trying to reach Indonesia. Of the leaders, Azahari was in the Philippines and Yassin Affendi was with the fugitives.




  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    42 Commando was complete in Brunei

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    By 17 December 42 Commando was complete in Brunei and 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd) had landed from the cruiser HMS Tiger in Miri. 40 Commando aboard the commando carrier HMS Albion was diverted from Miri to Kuching.


  • Danville, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    Richard Jewell

    Birth

    Danville, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    On December 17, 1962, Jewell was born Richard White in Danville, Virginia.


  • Venezuela
    Friday Dec 17, 1982

    Hugo Chávez

    The Bolivarian Revolutionary Army-200 (EBR-200)

    Venezuela
    Friday Dec 17, 1982

    Five years after his creation of the ELPV, Chávez went on to form a new secretive cell within the military, the Bolivarian Revolutionary Army-200 (EBR-200), later redesignated the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 (MBR-200).


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 1989
    1 AM

    Invasion of Panama

    President Bush order of the execution of the Panama invasion plan

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 1989
    1 AM

    The next day after the four U.S. military personnel incident, President Bush ordered the execution of the Panama invasion plan; the military set H-Hour as 0100 on 20 December.


  • The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Dec 17, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    The European Energy Charter in the Hague as sovereign states

    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Dec 17, 1991

    On December 17, 1991, along with 28 European countries, the European Economic Community, and four non-European countries, the three Baltic Republics and nine of the twelve remaining Soviet republics signed the European Energy Charter in the Hague as sovereign states.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 17, 1996

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal shoved Dennis Rodman

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 17, 1996

    On December 17, 1996, O'Neal shoved Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls; Rodman's teammates Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan restrained Rodman and prevented further conflict. The Los Angeles Daily News reported that O'Neal was willing to be suspended for fighting Rodman, and O'Neal said: "It's one thing to talk tough and one thing to be tough."


  • Milan, Italy
    Monday Dec 17, 2007

    Kaká

    2007 FIFA World Player of the Year

    Milan, Italy
    Monday Dec 17, 2007

    On 17 December, Kaká was voted the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year with 1,047 votes, ahead of Lionel Messi with 504 and Cristiano Ronaldo with 426.


  • Pakistan
    Monday Dec 17, 2007

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The assassination of Former Pakistani Prime Minister

    Pakistan
    Monday Dec 17, 2007

    On December 27, 2007, al-Zawahiri was also implicated in the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.


  • North Korea
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    Kim Jong-un

    Kim Jong-il died

    North Korea
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    On 17 December 2011, Kim Jong-il died.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    PlayStation

    PlayStation Vita

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    Released in Japan on December 17, 2011 and North America on February 22, 2012, the PlayStation Vita was previously code-named Next Generation Portable (NGP). It was officially unveiled by Sony on January 27, 2011 at the PlayStation Meeting 2011.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Telephone Recordings

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

    A file containing five audio recordings of conversations between Erdoğan and his son from a 26-hour period beginning 17 December 2013, in which he appeared to be instructing his son to conceal very large amounts of money, was posted to YouTube and widely discussed on social media.


  • Beijing, China
    Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

    Uber

    Chinese search technology company Baidu announces a $600 million strategic investment in Uber

    Beijing, China
    Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

    Chinese search technology company Baidu announces a $600 million strategic investment in Uber, also classified as a continuation of the Series E round, thereby bringing the Series E total to $1.8 billion.


  • France
    Thursday Dec 17, 2015

    Christine Lagarde

    CJR ordered Lagarde to stand trial before it for alleged negligence

    France
    Thursday Dec 17, 2015

    On 17 December 2015, the CJR (Court of Justice of the Republic) ordered Lagarde to stand trial before it for alleged negligence in handling the Tapie arbitration approval.


  • Los Angeles, California, United States
    Saturday Dec 17, 2016

    Elon Musk

    The Boring Company

    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Saturday Dec 17, 2016

    On 17 December 2016, while stuck in traffic, Musk tweeted, am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging ..., The company was named 'The Boring Company' (TBC), an American infrastructure and tunnel construction services company.


  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange started trading bitcoin futures

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange started trading bitcoin futures on 17 December 2017.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Kaká

    Retirement

    Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Kaká announced his retirement on 17 December 2017, after turning down offers from former clubs São Paulo and Milan. He also expressed interest in working as a director, confirming that his former club Milan had offered him a role.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Reaching its all-time high

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Sunday Dec 17, 2017

    Prices started at $998 in 2017 and rose to $13,412.44 on 1 January 2018, after reaching its all-time high of $19,783.06 on 17 December 2017.


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