Mon, December 17, 2018 | 09:33

Today is Monday, December 17 the 351st day of 2018. There are 14 days left in the year.

1718 — England declares war on Spain

1777 — France recognizes independence of English colonies in America

1777 — George Washington’s army returns to Valley Forge

1792 — Opening of first legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec City

1821 — Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons

1865 — Franz Schubert’s “Unvolendete Symphony” premieres

1907 — Ugyen Wangchuck became first hereditary king of Bhutan

1909 — Leopold II, king of Belgium, buried in Brussels

1914 — Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities

1914 — Austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova Poland