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Now that our beloved TATA has left us, marking yesterday’s Day of Reconciliation the first without our former President and revolutionary, the show must continue as he would’ve wished. Let’s take a look at other historical events that happened on this day, 17 December. 

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1903

In North Caroline, the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, made the first successful flight in history, which stayed aloft for just over ten seconds, reaching a height of 120 feet. 

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1984

On this day, Madonna’s hit ‘Like A Virgin’ was #1 on the US charts and Run-DMC’s self titled debut album became the first ever gold-certified rap album.

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1999

American jazz-funk, soul-jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr died of a heart attack aged 56, after releasing 20 solo albums. 

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2000

Eminem was the subject of a sick Internet hoax when MTV reported that the he’d been killed in a car crash on his way to a party.

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2012

Adele was named Billboard’s top artist of 2012, while her album 21 was named top album of the year. She became the first person to receive both accolades two years in a row.