On this day in history 17 December

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1983: Peggy Lee's one-woman show "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC after 5 performances.

1986: American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock.

1989: "The Simpsons" created by Matt Groening, premieres on Fox TV as a full animated.

1995: René Préval wins the Haiti presidential elections for the Fanmi Lavalas party.

1999: Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,100 assists.

2013: Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term.

2014: Sony Pictures cancels the release of "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen.

2017: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend.

2017: Set of ink-brush paintings by Qi Baishi sells at auction for 931.5m yuan.

2019: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia for high treason.

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