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 December 17 - This Day In History | Shapell
Day In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of December 17

December 17, 1862

The Publication of Jonathan Sarna’s “When General Grant Expelled the Jews”

Running for President, Grant tries to lose the antisemite label engendered by his infamous “Jew Order” during the Civil War.

December 17, 1903

The Wright Brothers: Inventing the First Successful Airplane

An Extraordinary Orville Wright Letter: How Watching Birds Led to Manned Flight at Kitty Hawk.



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