Monday - December 17th
1399 A.D. Battle of Panipat. Tamerlane’s Mongols defeat the army of the Sultan of Delhi.
1939 A.D. The German Battleship Graf Spee is trapped in the port of Montevideo because of a blockade of British ships.
1950 A.D. Tassigny appointed by the French to command their troops in Vietnam.
1936 A.D. Pope Francis, the current Pope, is born in Argentina.