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Historical Events In March - 17

Thursday, 23 March 2023

1973  St Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1973  On March - 17 geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1974  On this day in history 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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1974  On this day in history carroll Nye, actress (Lawless Woman), dies at 72  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1976  On this day in history rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1976  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1976  Luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69 on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1977  Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877 on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1978  Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1978  George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1979  On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1979  Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1980  Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1981  FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1982  On March - 17 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1982  On March - 17 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  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1982  Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1983  On March - 17 9th People's Choice Awards  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  IBM surprised the computer industry by announcing the termination of its PC Jr., a watered-down version of its popular IBM PC on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  Near Coast of Central Chile a 6.6 earthquake caused one person died from a heart attack at Santiago on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1985  On this day in history dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  On this day in history haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1986  Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49 on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  On March - 17 iBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3 (but Windows is on the way)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an inning of 96 vs Pakistan on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1987  Torrential rains and mudslides in Tajikistan, Soviet Union, destroy dam, killing 19 people and leaving nine others missing on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  Iran says Iraq uses poison gas on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  On March - 17 dorothy Cudahy is first female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  On March - 17 merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  Germaine Capucine, French actress and fashion model (Rendez-Vous de Juillet), dies at 59 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  Former Australian governor-general Sir John Kerr, who dismissed the Whitlam Labor government in 1975, dies in Sydney aged 76 on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In March - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1231  Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242) was born on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1473  On this day in history birth of james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1578  Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1628  Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1664  On this day in history birth of georg Osterreich, composer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1675  Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer was born on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1676  On this day in history birth of thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1685  Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter was born on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In March - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0180  On March - 17 antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0461  St Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend) on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0659  On March - 17 gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1040  On this day in history harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1058  Death of King Lulach I of Scotland on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1199  Death of Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1272  On March - 17 death of emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1425  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407) on March - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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