March 17 in History
What happened on March 17 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 17 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 17 in history.
White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks.
President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
Twenty are killed in Cambodia when a bomb goes off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
First POWs are released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
The 14th Dalai Lama flees Tibet and goes to India.
The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.
Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.
Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around the world flight.
Russia increases the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
The British steamer Utopia sinks off the coast of Gibraltar.
Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif.
The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.
Napoleon Bonaparte and his army reach Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d’Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town.
British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.
Britain repeals the Stamp Act.