On This Day: December 17th

December 17th:

1903- The Wright brothers make the 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

1986- Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England

1538- Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England

1791- NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street

1798- 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (William Blount, Tennessee) begins

1821- Kentucky abolishes debtors’ prisons

1843- Henry Cole, founder of London’s V&A Museum, commissions printing of the 1st Christmas card

1852- 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized

1862- General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee

1914- Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities

1919- Austrian parliament approves 8-hour working day

1943- Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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