What Happened on December 17

Significant Events

  • 1398 Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies which include elephants
  • 1526 Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero - forms Inquisition
  • 1788 Russian army of Grigory Potemkin occupies Ocharov
  • 1986 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England
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Did You Know?

The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, debuts - America's longest-running sitcom

On December 17, 1989

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Famous Divorces

  • 2007 Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage
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