Friday, March 17, 2017

History for March 17

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History for March 17 -
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler 1834 - Engineer, industrialist, invented the high-speed petrol engine, Nat "King" Cole (Nathaniel Adams Coles) 1919 - Singer, musician, John Sebastian 1944 - Singer, songwriter (Lovin' Spoonful)

Kurt Russell 1951 - Actor, Gary Sinise 1955 - Actor ("C.S.I: NY"), Rob Lowe 1964 - Actor

0461 - Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor. (More about St. Patrick's Day

1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the North American colonies. 

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

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. 

1969 - Golda Meir was sworn in as the fourth premier of Israel. 

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

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

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