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Importance of 17th March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th March special in the world history.

1999
Death of Rod Hull, British puppeteer and entertainer (Emu)
Great Britain
1983
Death of Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and Nobel Prize winner.
United States
1971
Modern London Bridge opened by the Queen
Great Britain
1969
The Longhope lifeboat sank in Scotland, killing all eight crew members
Great Britain
1969
Golda Meir became the first woman Prime Minister of Israel
Israel
1958
The USA launched the Vanguard I satellite .
United States
1948
Britain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands signed the Brussels Treaty, pledging a 50-year alliance against armed attack and.
1912
Death of Capt. Lawrence Oates, who sacrificed his life to try to help his three companions survive in the Antarctic during Scotts expedition.It was his 32nd birthday.
Great Britain
1908
Birth of Brigitte Helm, German actress (note: some sources give her year of birth as 1906, which is probably genuine. We suspect she gave the year as 1908 to make her seem younger than she actually was).
Germany
1880
Birth of Lawrence Oates, Antarctic explorer, a member of Captain Scotts expedition in 1910/12.
Great Britain
1846
Birth of Kate Greenaway, illustrator and children's author.
Great Britain
1834
Birth of Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and motor vehicle pioneer
Germany
1782
Death of Daniel Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and scientist
Switzerland
1776
British troops evacuate Boston, Massachusetts thereby ending the siege of Boston.
United States
1473
Birth of King James IV of Scotland, the last King of Scots to speak Gaelic.
Great Britain
1040
Death of Harold Harefoot, King of England.
Great Britain
180
Death of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor.
Italy
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