Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 17

  • March 17, 180
    Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius dies, leaving the throne to Commodus
  • March 17, 1672
    England declares war on Netherlands
  • March 17, 1757
    Prince Mangkunegara I of Mataram surrenders to Hamengkubuwono I in Java
  • March 17, 1776
    British forces evacuate Boston to Halifax, Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
  • March 17, 1800
    English warship Queen Charlotte catch fire and 673 officers and men die
  • March 17, 1858
    The Fenian Brotherhood, a brigade of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret revolutionary group, is founded in Dublin by James Stephens
  • March 17, 1861
    The first Italian Parliament declare independence of Italy and proclaim Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia the first King of Italy
  • March 17, 1884
    John Joseph Montgomery makes first glider flight, in Otay, California, United States
  • March 17, 1921
    Sailors revolt against the Bolshevik government in Kronstadt is suppressed with thousands casualties by Leon Trotsky, the leader of the Red Army
  • March 17, 1950
    Element 98, Californium, is announced
  • March 17, 1963
    Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali kills 1,500 Balinese
  • March 17, 1991
    USSR holds a referendum to determine if they should stay together; 9 of 15 Soviet representatives officially approve new union treaty
  • March 17, 2004
    Pogrom-like violence, organized by crowds of Albanians breaks out over two days in Kosovo, results in nineteen killed, 139 Serbian homes burned, schools and businesses vandalized, and over 30 Orthodox monasteries and churches destroyed

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