Sunday, August 18, 2019 (Week 34)

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.

1992
White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks.
1985
President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
1973
Twenty are killed in Cambodia when a bomb goes off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973
First POWs are released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1972
Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
1970
The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
1966
A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
1962
The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
1961
The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
1959
The 14th Dalai Lama flees Tibet and goes to India.
1944
The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
1942
The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.
1930
Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.
1924
Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around the world flight.
1914
Russia increases the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
1910
The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine.
1905
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
1891
The British steamer Utopia sinks off the coast of Gibraltar.
1886
Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
1884
John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif.
1868
The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.
1799
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.
1776
British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.
1766
Britain repeals the Stamp Act.

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