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  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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."




  • 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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