what happened on December 17
Historical Events on December 17:
283 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
546 Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome bybribing the Byzantine garrison.
920 Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor ConstantineVII.
942 Assassination of William I Longsword, 2nd Duke of Normandy.
1398 Tamerlane captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u DinMehmud's armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging themat the Sultan's armored elephants
1526 Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia
1526 Pope Clemens VII publishes decree Cum ad zero - forms Inquisition
1531 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition inLisbon, Portugal
1538 Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England
1572 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 Go-Yōzei becomes 107th Emperor of Japan
1587 The Earl of Leicester's army leaves Netherlands
1637 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro riseagainst daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu
1638 French and Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
1718 France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain (War of the QuadrupleAlliance 1718–1720)
1728 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on MillStreet in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue
1907 Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan
1920 British Empire receives League of Nations mandate over Nauru
1920 Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands
1925 Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of theHashemites against the Saudis
1933 National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field,Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule"- forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage
1941 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa
1944 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green BayPackers beat New York Giants, 14-7 for 6th and final league title underlong-time coach Curly Lambeau
1981 Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
1996 "In My Bed" single released by Dru Hill (Billboard Song of the Year1997)
2003 "The Return of the King" 3rd Lord of the Ring films is released. MakesUS$72 million opening weekend, 2nd film to gross over 1 billion worldwide.
2005 Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
2007 Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States
2012 Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest verified man at116 years old
2012 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in theKhyber Agency, Pakistan.🇵🇰