December 17, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Birthdays in History

  • Benedictine, [St Bernard]; becomes heaviest known dog (137 kg)