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  1. The last person on the moon was Eugene Cernan as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. His final words on the moon were, "We leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."

  2. The Internet movie database (launched in October 17, 1990) was launched before the World Wide Web (December 1990).

  3. In North Korea, people do not celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17 because these were the dates of the deaths of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, respectively. More than 100,000 North Koreans celebrate displaced birthdays on July 9 or December 18 to avoid these dates.

  4. Walt Disney's body was NOT cryonically frozen, but rather cremated on December 17, 1966, and his ashes interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

  5. At on December 17, 2000, "Can We Fix It?" (Bob the Builder's theme song) overtook "Stan" by Eminem on the UK's Top 100 Singles chart as the #1 song

  6. On December 17, 1903 they made two successful powered flights in history.

  7. North Koreans who are born on either July 8 or December 17 can't celebrate their birthdays, as it clashes with the anniversary of the death of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il

  8. A popular New Year’s Eve tradition in Germany is to watch a relatively obscure 18 minute British short called Dinner For One (1963) with 17 million people tuning in on 31st December 2016.

  9. 259 journalists jailed worldwide as of December 1, 2016; 81 were in Turkey, 38 were in China, 25 were in Egypt, 17 were in Eritrea, and 16 in Ethipoia.

  10. December 17, 1969, with 40 million people watching, Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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The record for the longest bareknuckle fight is listed as 6 hours and 15 minutes for a match between James Kelly and Jonathan Smith, fought near Fiery Creek, Victoria, Australia, on December 3, 1855, when Smith gave in after 17 rounds.

From August 2011 to December 2014 South Korea Custom Services seized 17,500 Chinese-made powdered human baby Pills. The powdered flesh, which officials said came from dead babies and foetuses, is reportedly thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina.

On December 17, 1944, Nazi SS soldiers captured an American convoy during the Battle of the Bulge. They then had the prisoners of war herded into a field, where they were gunned down with machine gun fire. 84 out of 120 POWs were killed in what became known as the Malmedy Massacre.

Australian Prime Minister, Harold Holt disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea, Victoria on 17 December, 1967. His body was never recovered. This year marks 50 years since his disappearance.