Titanic : On this Day... 17 December

The following 2 people were born

WITTEVRONGEL, Mr Camilius Aloysius — 17th December 1875
EDVARDSSON, Mr Gustaf Hjalmar — 17th December 1893

The following 3 people died

AVERY, Mr James Albert — 17th December 1915
LINES, Mrs Elizabeth Lindsey — 17th December 1942
HURST, Mr Walter — 17th December 1964

The following 7 items were published

The Times (1896) T. ISMAY CONTRIBUTES TO PIRRIE HOSPITAL FUND — 17th December 1896  
Le Petit Journal (1908) M. FALLIERES SENDS MESSAGES TO KING GEORGE AND PRESIDENT TAFT — 17th December 1908  
The Times (1913) PRESENTATION OF MEDALS FOR GALLANTRY — 17th December 1913  
New York Times (1940) ACCEPT OFFER BY DICK — 17th December 1940  
Daily Mining Gazette (1951) JOHN M. DAVIS, 45, FORMER C.C. MAN, PASSES IN DETROIT — 17th December 1951  
New York Times (1958) SCREEN: SINKING OF THE TITANIC — 17th December 1958  
Titanica! (2004) THE AVERAGE LIFEBOAT — 17th December 2004