History March 17th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0432 - St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
    0455 - Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
    1190 - Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
    1521 - Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
    1672 - England declares war on Netherlands
    1753 - 1st official St Patrick's Day
    1755 - Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
    1756 - St Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown and Thistle Tavern
    1762 - 1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
    1776 - British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
    1800 - English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
    1836 - Texas abolishes slavery
    1845 - Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour
    1845 - Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
    1861 - Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed
    1868 - Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
    1891 - British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
    1894 - US and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
    1898 - 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
    1908 - Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)
    1912 - Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick
    1917 - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne [NS]
    1921 - Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
    1921 - Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
    1924 - Netherlands and USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
    1926 - Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
    1927 - US govt doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
    1929 - General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
    1931 - Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
    1932 - German police raid Hitler's #@!&%-headquarter
    1942 - Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported
    1958 - Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape
    1959 - Australia and USSR restore diplomatic relations
    1959 - Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
    1960 - Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
    1961 - South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
    1963 - Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
    1966 - US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
    1970 - US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
    1973 - Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
    1973 - St Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
    1978 - Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
    1986 - Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
    1987 - IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
    1988 - Iran says Iraq uses poison gas
    1991 - 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
    1991 - Irish Lesbians and Gays march in St Patrick Day parade
    1992 - 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg
    1992 - Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
    1993 - 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
    1994 - Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
    1995 - USt approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck and Co