Home Today's History Lesson TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON: MAR 17

TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON: MAR 17

9
0

0461 – Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor. https://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day

45 BC – In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda

0180 – Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius dies leaving his son Commodus aged 18 as sole emperor

0461 – Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor.  https://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day

0455 – Roman senator Petronius Maximus proclaimed Emperor

1190 – Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England

1337 – Edward the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England

1521 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

1756 – St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.

1766 – Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the North American colonies.

1775 – Transylvania Land Company, headed by Richard Henderson, buys most of Kentucky through treaty signed with Cherokee chiefs at Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River (later declared illegal)

1776 – British forces evacuated Boston to Nova Scotia during the Revolutionary War.

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.

1842 – Treaty of 1842: Wyandotte (Huron) Indian nation cedes 114,000 acres of land in Ohio and Michigan to US, in exchange for 148,000 acres west of the Mississippi

1861 – Italy is unified into a single kingdom under Victor Emmanuel II following the campaigns led by Giuseppe Garibaldi

1870 – Wellesley College was incorporated by the Massachusetts legislature under its first name, Wellesley Female Seminary.

1886 – 20 Blacks were killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.

1909 – In France, the communications industry was paralyzed by strikes.

1910 – The Camp Fire Girls organization was founded by Luther and Charlotte Gulick. It was formally presented to the public exactly 2 years later.

1914 – Russia increased the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.

1930 – Al Capone was released from jail.

1930 – In New York, construction began on the Empire State Building. Excavation at the site began on January 22.

1941 – The National Gallery of Art was officially opened by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC.

1942 – Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the Southwestern Pacific.

1942 – The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.

1944 – During World War II, the U.S. bombed Vienna.

1950 – Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced that they had created a new radioactive element. They named it “californium”. It is also known as element 98.

1957 – Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

1958 – The Vanguard 1 satellite was launched by the U.S.

1959 – The Dalai Lama (Lhama Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) fled Tibet and went to India.

1961 – The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.

1962 – Moscow asked the U.S. to pull out of South Vietnam.

1966 – A U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off of Spain.

1967 – Snoopy and Charlie Brown of “Peanuts” were on the cover of “LIFE” magazine.

1969 – Golda Meir becomes Israel’s 4th Prime Minister, the first and only female to hold the office

1970 – The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.

1972 – U.S. President Nixon asked Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.

1973 – Twenty were killed in Cambodia when a bomb went off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.

1973 – The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam.

1973 – The photograph known as Burst of joy is taken, Photographer Slava Veder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the image depicting a former U.S. prisoner of war being reunited with his family.

Burst of Joy - Wikipedia

1976 – 4 Catholic civilians (including 2 children) are killed and twelve wounded when the Ulster Volunteer Force explode a car bomb at Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon

1982 – In El Salvador, four Dutch television crewmembers were killed by government troops.

1985 – U.S. President Reagan agreed to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.

1989 – A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that brought power outages over large regions of Canada.

1992 – In Buenos Aires, 10 people were killed in a suicide car-bomb attack against the Israeli embassy.

1992 – White South Africans approved constitutional reforms to give legal equality to blacks.

1995 – Gerry Adams became the first leader of Sinn Fein to be received at the White House.

1998 – Washington Mutual announced it had agreed to buy H.F. Ahmanson and Co. for $9.9 billion dollars. The deal created the nation’s seventh-largest banking company.

1999 – A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.

1999 – The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members in the wake of a bribery scandal.

2000 – In Kanungu, Uganda, a fire at a church linked to the cult known as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments killed more than 530. On March 31, officials set the number of deaths linked to the cult at more than 900 after authorities subsequently found mass graves at various sites linked to the cult.

2004 – NASA’s Messenger became the first spacecraft to enter into orbit around Mercury. The probe took more than 270,000 pictures before it crashed into the surface of Mercury on April 30, 2015.

2004 – Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.

2012 – MESSENGER spacecraft begins its extended mission

2013 – 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq

2016 – Archaeologists announce the discovery of an 2,500 year old iron age warrior king burial ground, with 75 graves in Pocklington, Northern England

2018 – Africa’s only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim confirms she is resigning amid an expenses scandal

2019 – Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload

2020 – Chad begins repaying a $100 million debt to Angola with cattle, as more than 1,000 cows arrive in Luanda

2020 – European Union announces a 30-day ban on entering its 26 countries for almost all travelers as it struggles to contain COVID-19

2022 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari apologies for recent fuel shortages and power outages, including the failure of the national electricity grid and an increase in adulterated fuel

REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments