March 17th Events

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March 17th, 2045 (March 17 2045)EventIn his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.Julius Caesar Quotes
March 17th, 2008 (March 17 2008)EventNew York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.
March 17th, 2004 (March 17 2004)EventUnrest 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 17th, 2003 (March 17 2003)EventBritish Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.
March 17th, 2000 (March 17 2000)EventThe 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
March 17th, 1992 (March 17 1992)EventA suicide car-bomb kills 29 and injures 242 at the Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
March 17th, 1988 (March 17 1988)EventA Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
March 17th, 1988 (March 17 1988)EventEritrean 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 17th, 1985 (March 17 1985)EventSerial killer Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker", commits his first two murders in Los Angeles, California murder spree.
March 17th, 1979 (March 17 1979)EventThe Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
March 17th, 1975 (March 17 1975)EventThe Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad enter third and final bankruptcy, and William M. Gibbons selected as receiver and trustee for the railroad.
March 17th, 1973 (March 17 1973)EventThe Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
March 17th, 1970 (March 17 1970)EventMy Lai massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
March 17th, 1969 (March 17 1969)EventGolda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.Golda Meir Quotes
March 17th, 1966 (March 17 1966)EventOff the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
March 17th, 1960 (March 17 1960)EventU.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
March 17th, 1959 (March 17 1959)EventTenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India. Tenzin Gyatso Quotes
March 17th, 1958 (March 17 1958)EventThe United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
March 17th, 1957 (March 17 1957)EventA plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
March 17th, 1950 (March 17 1950)EventUniversity of California, Berkeley researchers announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium".
March 17th, 1948 (March 17 1948)EventBenelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the NATO Agreement.
March 17th, 1945 (March 17 1945)EventThe Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
March 17th, 1942 (March 17 1942)EventHolocaust: The first Jews from the Lviv Ghetto (western Ukraine) are gassed at the Belzec death camp (eastern Poland).
March 17th, 1941 (March 17 1941)EventIn Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
March 17th, 1939 (March 17 1939)EventSino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.
March 17th, 1921 (March 17 1921)EventThe Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
March 17th, 1917 (March 17 1917)EventDelta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
March 17th, 1913 (March 17 1913)EventThe Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
March 17th, 1910 (March 17 1910)EventLuther Gulick and his wife Charlotte found Camp Fire Girls (now Camp Fire USA) (formally announced in 1912).
March 17th, 1906 (March 17 1906)EventThe Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
March 17th, 1901 (March 17 1901)EventA showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.Vincent Van Gogh Quotes
March 17th, 1861 (March 17 1861)EventThe Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) is proclaimed.
March 17th, 1845 (March 17 1845)EventThe rubber band is patented.
March 17th, 1805 (March 17 1805)EventThe Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
March 17th, 1776 (March 17 1776)EventAmerican Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery overlooking the city.George Washington Quotes
March 17th, 1756 (March 17 1756)EventSt. Patrick s Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern).
March 17th, 1337 (March 17 1337)EventEdward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England.
March 17th, 0180 (March 17 0180)EventMarcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire. Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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