March 17

March 17.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, March 17, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on March 17 were associated with events relating to the Death of Marcus Aurelius, First Duchy in England, Establishment of the Kingdom of Italy, Sinking of SS Utopia, 1936 Pittsburgh Flood, Opening of America's National Gallery of Art, Announcement of the Discovery of Californium, Death of 6,000 Sheep Resulting From Nerve Gas Tests, Taking of the 'Burst of Joy' Photograph and South African Apartheid Referendum. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Edward the Black Prince, Victor Emmanuel II, John McKeague, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Russell Pope, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso, Glenn T. Seaborg , Keith Smart, Slava Veder, Robert L. Stirm and F. W. De Klerk.

Death of Marcus Aurelius - March 17, 180: On this day in history, March 17, 180, important events took place today in Vindobona (Vienna), in respect of the Death of Marcus Aurelius. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius had ruled as joint Emperor of Rome with his son Commodus, who he had named Caesar in 166. On March 17, 180, Marcus Aurelius died in Vindobona (now Vienna) leaving Commodus as sole ruler of Rome. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 180 were Marcus Aurelius, Commodus. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Death of Marcus Aurelius *** Date: March 17, 180 *** Place: Vindobona (Vienna) *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 2nd Century *** This day in history ***

First Duchy in England - March 17, 1337: On this day in history, March 17, 1337, important events took place today in London, England, in respect of the First Duchy in England. Edward Prince of Wales, also known as the Black Prince, was made Duke of Cornwall and granted the Duchy of Cornwall, by charter, on March 17, 1337. Since then the Duchy has been granted to the eldest son of the reigning British monarch. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1337 were Edward the Black Prince. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: First Duchy in England *** Date: March 17, 1337 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Establishment of the Kingdom of Italy - March 17, 1861: On this day in history, March 17, 1861, significant events took place today in Italy, respecting the Establishment of the Kingdom of Italy. King of Sardinia, Victor Emmanuel II, became king of a united Italy on March 17, 1861, officially establishing the Kingdom of Italy. Following a public referendum, the monarchy ended and the kingdom became a republic on June 2, 1946. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1861 were Victor Emmanuel II. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Establishment of the Kingdom of Italy *** Date: March 17, 1861 *** Place: Italy *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of SS Utopia - March 17, 1891: On this day in history, March 17, 1891, important events took place today in Gibraltar, surrounding the Sinking of SS Utopia. The transatlantic steamship SS Utopia was en route to New York from Trieste when she sailed into Gibraltar for a stopover. On entering the inner harbor, on the evening of March 17, 1891, Utopia struck the battleship HMS Anson and sank. 562 of the people on board SS Utopia were killed and the Captain, John McKeague, was blamed for the incident. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1891 were John McKeague. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Sinking of SS Utopia *** Date: March 17, 1891 *** Place: Gibraltar *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

1936 Pittsburgh Flood - March 17, 1936: On this day in history, March 17, 1936, momentous events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, with regard to the 1936 Pittsburgh Flood. A two day flood hit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 17, 1936, during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Approximately 100,000 buildings were destroyed by the flood which was caused by unseasonably warm temperatures following a snowy winter. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1936 were Franklin D. Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: 1936 Pittsburgh Flood *** Date: March 17, 1936 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of America's National Gallery of Art - March 17, 1941: On this day in history, March 17, 1941, critical events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, regarding the Opening of America's National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery of Art, designed by John Russell Pope, was dedicated on March 17, 1941, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. American banker Andrew Mellon had donated funds for the construction as well as an art collection. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1941 were John Russell Pope, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Opening of America's National Gallery of Art *** Date: March 17, 1941 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Announcement of the Discovery of Californium - March 17, 1950: On this day in history, March 17, 1950, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Announcement of the Discovery of Californium. An announcement that Californium had been discovered, by Stanley G. Thompson, Glenn T. Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso and Kenneth Street Jr., was made on March 17, 1950. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1950 were Stanley G. Thompson, Kenneth Street, Jr., Albert Ghiorso, Glenn T. Seaborg . Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Announcement of the Discovery of Californium *** Date: March 17, 1950 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of 6,000 Sheep Resulting From Nerve Gas Tests - March 17, 1968: On this day in history, March 17, 1968, momentous events took place today in Utah, USA, with regard to the Death of 6,000 Sheep Resulting From Nerve Gas Tests. Following the testing of nerve agents at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the chief of the ecology and epidemiology branch at Dugway, Keith Smart, received a phone call on March 17, 1968, telling him that 3,000 sheep were dead in the Skull Valley area. Over the next few days, total sheep deaths rose to around 6,000. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1968 were Keith Smart. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Death of 6,000 Sheep Resulting From Nerve Gas Tests *** Date: March 17, 1968 *** Place: Utah, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Taking of the 'Burst of Joy' Photograph - March 17, 1973: On this day in history, March 17, 1973, crucial events took place today in California, USA, relating to the Taking of the 'Burst of Joy' Photograph. The Pulitzer Prize winning photograph 'Burst of Joy' was taken by photographer Slaver Veder for Associated Press on March 17, 1973. The photo was taken at the Travis Air Force base in California and showed freed Vietnam Prisoner of War, Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Stirm, being greeted by his family. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1973 were Slava Veder, Robert L. Stirm. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: Taking of the 'Burst of Joy' Photograph *** Date: March 17, 1973 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

South African Apartheid Referendum - March 17, 1992: On this day in history, March 17, 1992, significant events took place today in South Africa, respecting the South African Apartheid Referendum. A referendum, limited to white South African voters, was held on March 17, 1992. The referendum sought to establish if they supported State President F. W. De Klerk's proposal to end apartheid. The result was a resounding 'yes'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 17, 1992 were F. W. De Klerk. Facts on this day in History March 17: Events on this day in history: South African Apartheid Referendum *** Date: March 17, 1992 *** Place: South Africa *** Category: Racism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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