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What Happened on March 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Rojava conflict: At a conference in Rmelan, the Movement for a Democratic Society declares the establishment of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.
2004 Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. Thirty-five Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Serbia are destroyed.
2003 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
2000 Five hundred and thirty members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.
1992 Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
1992 A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
1988 A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
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 in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
1985 Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles murder spree.
1979 The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
1973 The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family, which came to symbolize the end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
1969 Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
1968 As a result of nerve gas testing by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in Skull Valley, Utah, over 6,000 sheep are found dead.
1966 Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
1963 Mount Agung erupts on Bali killing more than 1,100 people.
1960 U.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.
1958 The United States launches the first solar-powered satellite, which is also the first satellite to achieve a long-term orbit.
1957 A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
1950 Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "californium".
1948 Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
1945 The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, collapses, ten days after its capture.
1942 Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
1921 The Second Polish Republic adopts the March Constitution.
1891 SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
1862 The first railway line of Finland between cities of Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, called Päärata, is officially opened.[5]
1861 The Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed.
1860 The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand Wars.
1842 The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo is formally organized with Emma Smith as president.
1824 The Anglo-Dutch Treaty is signed in London, dividing the Malay archipelago. As a result, the Malay Peninsula is dominated by the British, while Sumatra and Java and surrounding areas are dominated by the Dutch.
1805 The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King of Italy.
1776 American Revolution: The British Army evacuates Boston, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
1400 Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
455 Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire; he forces Licinia Eudoxia, the widow of his predecessor, Valentinian III, to marry him.
180 Commodus becomes sole emperor of the Roman Empire at the age of eighteen, following the death of his father, Marcus Aurelius.
45 In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
Famous People Born on March 17

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Year Name
1231 Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
1894 Paul Green, American playwright and academic (d. 1981)
1908 Brigitte Helm, German-Swiss actress (d. 1996)
1969 Edgar Grospiron, French skier
1933 Penelope Lively, English author
1842 Rosina Heikel, Finnish physician (d. 1929)
1975 Natalie Zea, American actress
1804 Jim Bridger, American fur trader and explorer (d. 1881)
1979 Samoa Joe, American professional wrestler
1846 Kate Greenaway, English author and illustrator (d. 1901)
Famous People Deaths On March 17

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Date Name
1649 Gabriel Lalemant, French missionary and saint (b. 1610)
1199 Jocelin of Glasgow, Scottish monk and bishop (b. 1130)
1871 Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap (b. 1802)
1995 Sunnyland Slim, American blues pianist (b. 1906)
1997 Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1957)
1406 Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian sociologist, historian, and scholar (b. 1332)
2009 Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian television host and politician (b. 1937)
1990 Capucine, French model and actress (b. 1928)
1893 Jules Ferry, French lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of France (b. 1832)
1267 Pierre de Montreuil, French architect