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    • March 17, 0045 "BC - In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda."

    • March 17, 0180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor.

    • March 17, 0624 Muhammad wins a key victory over his Meccan adversaries in the Battle of Badr.

    • March 17, 1328 Treaty of Edinburgh by which England acknowledged the independence of Scotland under Robert 1 was concluded at Edinburgh

    • March 17, 1337 "Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England."

    • March 17, 1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines

    • March 17, 1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon

    • March 17, 1526 French king François I freed from Spain

    • March 17, 1537 French troops invade Flanders

    • March 17, 1577 "Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 gets commission from the Cathay Company to hunt for gold in the Arctic; he will return with tons of worthless pyrites, which are dumped as street ballast in London, giving rise to the legend that the streets of London were paved with gold"

    • March 17, 1577 The Cathay Company is formed to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold.

    • March 17, 1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam

    • March 17, 1613 "Cupids, Newfoundland the wife of Nicholas Guy gives birth to a son; likely the first English child born in Newfoundland"

    • March 17, 1658 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

    • March 17, 1722 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente

    • March 17, 1753 First official St Patrick's Day

    • March 17, 1755 "Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief"

    • March 17, 1756 St Patrick's Day first celebrated in NYC at Crown and Thistle Tavern

    • March 17, 1756 St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern).

    • March 17, 1757 Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java

    • March 17, 1762 First St Patrick's Day parade in NYC

    • March 17, 1766 Britain repeals Stamp Act

    • March 17, 1776 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War

    • March 17, 1800 English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die

    • March 17, 1804 "Johann von Schiller's ""Wilhelm Tell"", premieres"

    • March 17, 1805 "The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King."

    • March 17, 1824 England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement

    • March 17, 1829 Ottawa Ontario 200 Irish canal navvies riot on St. Patricks Day; one killed and many wounded

    • March 17, 1833 Phoenix Society forms (New York)

    • March 17, 1836 Texas abolishes slavery

    • March 17, 1842 "Indians land in Ohio, a 12²-mile area in Upper Sandusky"

    • March 17, 1845 "Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour"

    • March 17, 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

    • March 17, 1845 UK hist The rubber band patented by Stephen Perry

    • March 17, 1858 Toronto Ontario St. Patricks Day riot breaks out during parade; one man fatally stabbed

    • March 17, 1861 Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed

    • March 17, 1861 The Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) is proclaimed.

    • March 17, 1863 "Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities)"

    • March 17, 1868 Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued

    • March 17, 1870 Massachusetts legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary

    • March 17, 1876 General Crook destroy Cheyennes and Oglala-Sioux Indian camps

    • March 17, 1877 "Bill Midwinter completes Test Crickets' first 5-wkt haul, 5-78 vs England"

    • March 17, 1884 "John Joseph Montgomery makes first glider flight, Otay CA"

    • March 17, 1886 "Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed"

    • March 17, 1886 Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.

    • March 17, 1891 "British Steamer ""Utopia"" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574"

    • March 17, 1891 "The British steamship SS Utopia sinks off the coast of Gibraltar, killing 574."

    • March 17, 1894 US and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US

    • March 17, 1897 Robert Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 17, 1898 "The first practical submarine submerges, off New York NY for 1 hour 40 minutes"

    • March 17, 1899 "Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die"

    • March 17, 1901 "A showing of 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation."

    • March 17, 1901 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

    • March 17, 1905 Eleanor Roosevelt marries FDR in New York

    • March 17, 1906 Japan nationalises its railways

    • March 17, 1906 "The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio."

    • March 17, 1908 Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 88 seconds)

    • March 17, 1910 DHC soccer team forms in Delft Netherlands

    • March 17, 1910 Luther Gulick and his wife Charlotte found Camp Fire Girls (now Camp Fire USA) (formally announced in 1912).

    • March 17, 1912 Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick

    • March 17, 1913 The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.

    • March 17, 1916 "Eight Curtiss ""Jenny"" planes of the First Aero Squadron take off from Columbus, Mexico, in the first combat air mission in U.S. history"

    • March 17, 1917 Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.

    • March 17, 1917 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne

    • March 17, 1919 Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hour day and minimum wages

    • March 17, 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's first birth control clinic (London)

    • March 17, 1921 Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

    • March 17, 1921 The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.

    • March 17, 1924 Netherlands and USSR begin talks over USSR recognition

    • March 17, 1924 Sweden and USSR exchange diplomats

    • March 17, 1926 Dutch Calvinists oust Reverend J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3

    • March 17, 1926 Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations

    • March 17, 1927 US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty

    • March 17, 1929 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel

    • March 17, 1929 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid

    • March 17, 1931 "In an attempt to lift the state from the hard times of the Great Depression, the Nevada state legislature votes to legalize gamblin"

    • March 17, 1931 Nevada legalizes gambling.

    • March 17, 1931 Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee

    • March 17, 1932 German police raid Hitler's Nazi-headquarter

    • March 17, 1934 "Dollfuss, Mussolini and Gömbös sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)"

    • March 17, 1939 Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.

    • March 17, 1942 "Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported"

    • March 17, 1942 General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

    • March 17, 1942 Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lviv Ghetto (western Ukraine) are gassed at the Belzec death camp (eastern Poland).

    • March 17, 1943 "The ships, Aldemarin (Ned) and Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed and sink"

    • March 17, 1944 Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

    • March 17, 1945 Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra

    • March 17, 1945 HMCS Guysborough torpedoed in the Bay of Biscay

    • March 17, 1945 "The strategically important captured railway Bridge at Remagen, having sped the end of WW-II, but ironically no longer taking artillery fire, collapses ten days into the battle rendering the lodgement on the Germany bank of the Rhine dependent entirely on pontoon bridges."

    • March 17, 1948 "Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the NATO Agreement."

    • March 17, 1950 Element 98 (Californium) announced

    • March 17, 1950 "University of California, Berkeley researchers announce the creation of element 98, which they name ""Californium""."

    • March 17, 1951 Government of Drees takes power

    • March 17, 1952 UK hist Utility furniture and clothing scheme ends

    • March 17, 1955 "Maurice ""Rocket"" Richard suspended, sparks 7 hour riot in Montréal"

    • March 17, 1956 "8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball"

    • March 17, 1957 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted

    • March 17, 1957 "Ramon Magsaysay, President of Philippines dies in a plane crash"

    • March 17, 1958 "Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape"

    • March 17, 1959 Australia and USSR restore diplomatic relations

    • March 17, 1959 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

    • March 17, 1959 "Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India."

    • March 17, 1960 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA

    • March 17, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Johnny Preston - Running Bear

    • March 17, 1960 UK hist New £1 notes issued by Bank of England

    • March 17, 1961 South Africa leaves British Commonwealth

    • March 17, 1963 Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)

    • March 17, 1963 "Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,500 Balinese"

    • March 17, 1965 "Beatles announce their film is named ""8 Arms to Hold on to You"" (Help)"

    • March 17, 1965 "The X-22A VTOL research aircraft made its first flight at Buffalo, N.Y."

    • March 17, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

    • March 17, 1966 "Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb."

    • March 17, 1966 US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean

    • March 17, 1968 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations

    • March 17, 1969 Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th Prime Minister

    • March 17, 1969 Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.

    • March 17, 1970 My Lai massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.

    • March 17, 1970 US casts their first UN Security Council veto (Support England)

    • March 17, 1972 "Ringo releases ""Back off Bugaloo"" in UK"

    • March 17, 1973 "Luzon, Philippine Islands a 7.5 earthquake killed 14, injured 100, and caused an estimated $2 million in damage"

    • March 17, 1973 St Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday

    • March 17, 1973 "The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family."

    • March 17, 1973 UK hist Modern London Bridge opened by the Queen

    • March 17, 1974 "A CP Rail freight train hits a rock slide and derails at Spences Bridge, BC killing two crew members. This lead to the eventual installation of ditch lights on Canadian trains."

    • March 17, 1976 "Rubin ""Hurricane"" Carter is retried"

    • March 17, 1977 "Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877"

    • March 17, 1978 RCMP charge Toronto Sun editor Peter Worthington and publisher Donald Creighton with violating Official Secrets Act; published information from secret report on Soviet espionage activities in Canada

    • March 17, 1978 Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day

    • March 17, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

    • March 17, 1979 "The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers."

    • March 17, 1981 "FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms"

    • March 17, 1982 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador

    • March 17, 1982 "Following the failure of Argentinean diplomatic efforts to reclaim the Falkland Islands from the British, an Argentine warship lands a party of ""scrap dealers"" on South Georgia Island, a dependency of the Falkland Islands British crown colony"

    • March 17, 1983 9th People's Choice Awards

    • March 17, 1985 Brian Mulroney 1939- welcomes President Ronald Reagan to a Canada-US Summit meeting in the Chateau Frontenac; called the Shamrock Summit because of their common Irish ancestry and the date - St. Patrick's Day.

    • March 17, 1985 "IBM surprised the computer industry by announcing the termination of its PC Jr., a watered-down version of its popular IBM PC"

    • March 17, 1985 "Serial killer Richard Ramirez, the ""Night Stalker"", commits his first two murders in Los Angeles, California murder spree."

    • March 17, 1986 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF

    • March 17, 1987 IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3 (but Windows is on the way)

    • March 17, 1987 Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an inning of 96 vs Pakistan

    • March 17, 1987 "Torrential rains and mudslides in Tajikistan, Soviet Union, destroy dam, killing 19 people and leaving nine others missing."

    • March 17, 1988 "A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143."

    • March 17, 1988 "Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet."

    • March 17, 1988 Iran says Iraq uses poison gas

    • March 17, 1989 Dorothy Cudahy is first female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade

    • March 17, 1991 "Former Australian governor-general Sir John Kerr, who dismissed the Whitlam Labor government in 1975, dies in Sydney aged 76."

    • March 17, 1991 Irish Lesbians and Gays march in St Patrick Day parade

    • March 17, 1991 New Jersey raises turnpike tolls 70%

    • March 17, 1991 USSR holds a referendum to determine if they should stay together; 9 of 15 Soviet representatives officially approve new union treaty

    • March 17, 1992 18th People's Choice Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire

    • March 17, 1992 "A suicide car-bomb kills 29 and injures 242 at the Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina."

    • March 17, 1992 De Klerk wins a white only referendum

    • March 17, 1992 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina killing 29

    • March 17, 1993 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta

    • March 17, 1994 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)

    • March 17, 1995 British £ hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)

    • March 17, 1995 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House

    • March 17, 1995 "US approves first chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck and Co"

    • March 17, 1996 Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

    • March 17, 1996 Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup

    • March 17, 1997 CNN begins Spanish broadcasts

    • March 17, 1998 USA Women's Hockey Team beats Canada for first Olympics Gold medal

    • March 17, 2000 "The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God on March 17, 2000 is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult."

    • March 17, 2001 "AUSTRALIA has its first woman police chief, with Christine Nixon today appointed Victoria's new police commissioner."

    • March 17, 2003 "British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for war with Iraq."

    • March 17, 2004 "Massive unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis."

    • March 17, 2008 German Chancellor Visits Israel

    • March 17, 2010 Toyota Gong Show continues - Blaming solar flare on accelleration problems - ha ha - next theory will be that Godzilla is in the vicinity and causing the problems







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