December 17

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January 24, 2022

December 17 is the 351st day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (352nd leap year). There are 14 days left until the end of the year.

Events

Česko

1938 - The first part of the cartoon series Quick Arrows by the writer Jaroslav Foglar was published in the magazine Mladý hlasatel. 2016 - The last section of the D8 motorway between Prague and Dresden was opened. The construction lasted 32 years. 2021 - President Zeman appoints the government of Petr Fiala at the castle in Lány.

World

0283 - Caius becomes pope. 0546 - Ostrogothic King Totila conquers the city of Rome. 0942 - The Duke of Normandy, William the Long Sword, is assassinated. 1538 - Pope Paul III. expelled King Henry VIII of England from the church. 1770 - The composer Ludwig van Beethoven is baptized in Bonn. 1903 - The Wright Brothers make their first flight. 1938 - Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann find out experimentally that neutron-irradiated uranium is fissioning in some cases. This was finally completed in the following years to the first controlled chain reaction, which took place on December 2, 1942. 1970 - Shooting at protesting workers in Gdynia, Poland, kills about 40 people and injured 1,000. 1989 - Part 1 of the series The Simpsons is aired in the United States.

Birth

Česko

1489 - Petr V. of Rožmberk, Czech nobleman († 2/6 November 1545) 1594 - Albrecht Jan Smiřický, Czech nobleman († November 18, 1618) 1830 Václav Zenger, physicist, rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague († January 22, 1908) Josef Šimon, priest and honorary canon of the Cathedral Chapter at St. Štěpán in Litoměřice († April 9, 1907) 1845 - Jan Rosický, Czech-American journalist and novelist († April 2, 1910) 1831 - Emanuel Purkyně, botanist and meteorologist († May 23, 1882) 1861 - Jan Barták, Austrian-Czech politician and member of the Czech Landtag († May 30, 1941) 1868 - Božena Elšlégrová-Puklová, opera singer and social worker († 1950) 1871 - František Herman, lawyer, writer, poet and playwright († June 2, 1949) 1886 - Miroslav Servít, pedagogue and naturalist († April 6, 1959) 1887 - Josef Lada, Czech painter († December 14, 1957) 1888 - Johannes Thummerer, German librarian and writer († October 31, 1921) 1889 - Karel Balling (composer), Czech composer († March 17, 1972) 1891 - Josef Glogar, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Olomouc († 11 October 1969) 1893 - Vlastimil Šádek, Czechoslovak industrialist and politician, Protectorate Minister (†??) 1895 - František Dobeš, Czech writer († March 15, 1975) 1898 - Božena Pěkná-Rožďálová, pianist, singer, music teacher and choirmaster († November 2, 1988) 1901 - Marie Rosůlková, Czech actress († May 15, 1993) 1907 - Alexandr Hackenschmied, photographer, cinematographer and director († July 26, 2004) 1908 - Štefan Čambal, football representative († July 18, 1990) 1913 - Oldřich Hoblík, radio director and actor († March 17, 1981) 1914 Alfréd Radok, director († April 22, 1976) Jaromír Foretník, RAF War Pilot († August 3, 2006) 1919 - Tomáš Špidlík, Czech Catholic priest and cardinal († April 15, 2010) 1921 - Josef Korčák, Prime Minister of the Czech Socialist Republic († October 5, 2008) 1925 - Jaromír Ptáček, Czech playwright, playwright, graphic artist and actor († December 23, 2003) 1927 - Václav Havel, mathematician and university pedagogue 1929 - Jan Šplíchal, photographer († March 14, 2019) 1930 - Stanislav Strnad, Czech director († April 4, 2012) 1931 - Mojmír Trávníček, literary critic and editor († July 8, 2011) 1938 - Stanislav Hanzl, Rector of CTU († June 14, 1996) 1939 Václav Jíra, Czech painter Jaroslav Satoranský, Czech actor 1941 - Miloslav Čermák, historian and publisher († 8. l

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