Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 17

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This is a list of selected December 17 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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National Day in Bhutan (1907) refimprove section
920Romanos I became co-Byzantine Emperor with the underage Constantine VII. needs more footnotes
1819 – The Republic of Gran Colombia in South America was established, with Simón Bolívar as its first president. refimprove section
1907Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned the first King of Bhutan. unreferenced section (Ancestry)
1935 – The Douglas DC-3, one of the most significant transport aircraft ever built, made its maiden voyage to coincide with the anniversary of the Wright Flyer's first flight. refimprove section
1969 – The United States Air Force closed Project Blue Book, its study on unidentified flying objects, stating that further funding "cannot be justified either on the grounds of national security or in the interest of science." refimprove sections
2013 – The Istanbul Security Directory detained 47 people, most of them members of the ruling Justice and Development Party, on charges of corruption. outdated



December 17

Wright Flyer
Wright Flyer

Domenico Cimarosa (b. 1749) · Willard Libby (b. 1908) · Eva Ekvall (d. 2011)

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